Architectural drawing for sustainable home design by Kepes Architecture

Drawings: Perspective

From my continuing series of illustrations and architectural drawings…. This is a perspective view I created for an addition and remodeling I designed in Covington, Kentucky. The drawing was done in pen, color markers and pastel on newsprint paper. Originally, this house was a one-story mid-century ranch with a wide gable and low sloped roof stretching from front to back. …

Drawings: The Power of Drawings

Over the course of the next year I want to feature some favorite drawings from my design archive. This is an elevation drawing I made for a house I designed in 2002 for a steep site on a lake in Tennessee. (Pen and color markers on paper). Upon my return to architecture school @ the University of Cincinnati I fell in …

Kepes Architecture 10 years 

Happy to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of Kepes Architecture! Many thanks to all of the wonderful clients, contractors, craftspeople and suppliers I get to work with everyday, as well as to my beautiful wife, family and friends for all of their support! At the same time I am delighted to have my work featured on the cover of House …

Beautiful kitchen designed by Kepes Architecture

Design Build Cincy 2014

Please come visit my booth (#29) at the Design Build Cincy Show this Saturday and Sunday November 1 & 2, 2014. The show is at Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street in Over-The-Rhine. Show hours are 10 am – 5 pm both days, and I will be giving a presentation of my work @ 11 am on Saturday morning. For more information go …

Architecture design show

Design Build Cincy 2015

Stop by my booth (#29) at the Design Build Cincy Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 30, 31 and November 1. The show is at Music Hall, 1241 Elm Street in Over-The-Rhine. Show hours are 5-8 on Friday and 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday. See you there! For more information go to

Parrilla Kitchen

Located in Cincinnati, this current project will turn an early 20th century Spanish Revival detached carriage house/garage into an entertainment kitchen. The inspiration for this centered around the parrilla (origin: Argentina); a cooking grill whose grilling surface is raised or lowered over an open fire. Much of the design took cues from Argentinian and Latin architecture, culture and art. The …

Historic alterations made to Firehouse in Cincinnati, Ohio

Firehouse Alteration / Restoration

View @  Second Floor Open Office Space This Cincinnati Fire Department engine company building was originally constructed in the 1880’s. The conversion completed this year included restoring the original brick facades, adding an exterior courtyard, and converting the second floor to a private office. Thanks to DBGC General Contractor, Stephen Smith Associates Landscape Architect, and our wonderful client!

Modern mountain home reflects natural enviornment

7th Anniversary of Mountain House

Mountain House North Carolina March 1, 2013 marks the 7th anniversary of the founding of Kepes Architecture. This is a look back at the project that got things off the ground in 2006: The Mountain House near Cashiers, North Carolina, winner of a 2009 AIA CORA Award. Thanks again to my wonderful clients in North Carolina and to Mcmanus Construction, …

Modern interior remodel in Northern Kentucky

Kitchen Remodeling

This kitchen is part of a larger residential interior remodeling project located in Northern Kentucky and features a polished stainless steel range hood and custom wall niches to display the owner’s collectibles. Credit and thanks to Joe Stewart Builders LLC, Siematic Boston, and VoltageFurniture!