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It is with deep sadness that we share the news of the passing of our beloved founder, Mike Kephart. Mike was more than just the founder of our firm; he was the creator of communities. Mike was a visionary architect who had a gift for seeing the big picture and bringing people together. From the professional communities he built within our industry, to the communities he designed as an innovative architect, and the strong community and culture he built at KEPHART – Mike’s legacy can be seen and felt in everything that we do as a firm today.

Mike touched countless lives through his work and his unwavering belief that EVERYONE deserves a well-designed place to live, work, and play. His impact on our firm and our industry is immeasurable. Through his relentless pursuit of architectural innovation, he not only left an indelible mark in countless cities across the county but has also inspired us all to reach for new heights in our own creative pursuits.

As we mourn the loss of Mike, we also celebrate the extraordinary life that he lived and the countless legacies he leaves behind as an entrepreneur, thought-leader, mentor, author, husband, father, grandfather, friend, and namesake of our firm.

We are proud to be called KEPHART and remain committed to upholding the principles that Mike held dear to ensure his vision lives on in all that we do. Thank you for being a special part of the KEPHART community that Mike started.


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.