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KEPHART is driven by the belief that everyone deserves a well-designed place to live, work, and play. We fulfill that mission by creating residential communities that employ thoughtful and practical design solutions. One recent project stands out as both a new residential opportunity and a promising indicator of what’s to come for its community: Rendezvous Center.

Located along Main Street in Winter Park, Rendezvous Center transformed the former Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce into an exciting, revamped space. The developer, Koelbel and Company, chose the high-profile site to build a sales center for the next development phase. Though the mixed-use project fulfills the developer’s needs and continues to serve as Winter Park’s welcome center, Rendezvous Center also created a luxury housing opportunity in the heart of town through the addition of five townhomes and two stacked flats.

The residences, which flank either side of the statement ‘looking glass’ commercial corner, are characterized by contemporary mountain architecture with pitched roofs and a mix of rich materials including wood, metal, and stone. Each townhome also includes a rooftop deck with views over the neighboring community park, bandshell, and mountains beyond. The materiality and architectural language of the building allows it to simultaneously stand out from other buildings along Main Street, while still being respectful of its context. The design also incorporates the town’s beloved mascot, a giant bronze moose.

As the first project of its kind in the town, Rendezvous Center marks the start of Winter Park’s revitalization. Since its opening, it has received numerous accolades including a MAME Award for Best Architectural Design-Urban Infill and a Gold Nugget Award of Merit in the Best Mixed-Use Community category. The project sheds light on what’s to come in the next chapter of Winter Park’s story.

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This is the philosophy that drives KEPHART to create thoughtful homes and communities that positively change people’s lives.

KEPHART is a nationally recognized, award-winning architectural design and planning firm with 50 years of housing expertise. Our passion for designing well-designed places to live, work, and play has driven us to create more than 500,000 homes across the country, ranging from single and multifamily homes to workforce housing, senior living, LIHTC communities, and everything in between. We have a deep bench of talented staff to design and deliver innovative and practical solutions to meet the unique requirements of every project.