AFC honors 3CDC: Apple Award Gala 2014 from Architectural Foundation on Vimeo.


More than 350 guests enjoyed a special celebration at the Hall of Mirrors as the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati honored 3CDC with its Apple Award on June 5th.

On hand to congratulate 3CDC were 3CDC board leaders and those companies who are working to renovate and revitalize Over-the-Rhine and other areas of the city.

Tom Williams, in his introduction of 3CDC, noted “AFC’s focus is on the entire built environment, where we live, where we work. Our built environment is extremely important to our spirit and our quality of life. It reflects us and we become it. It becomes our home.”

Steve Leeper, 3CDC President and CEO, accepted the award on behalf of the organization, thanking those who make 3CDC possible, from former Mayor Charlie Luken to the corporate community to the board and staff of the organization.

Proceeds from the Apple Award help support AFC’s educational programming, including the in-school program, Architecture by Children.





3CDC is a non-profit real estate development and finance organization focused on strategically revitalizing Cincinnati in partnership with the City of Cincinnati and the corporate community. For nearly 10 years, 3CDC has been revitalizing Cincinnati’s downtown urban core, focusing its development efforts in Over-the-Rhine and the central business district. Since completing the renovation of Fountain Square in 2006, 3CDC has transformed OTR block by block, adding residential units, improving streetscapes, and creating mixed-use development supported by local businesses. $711 million has been invested in redevelopment and new construction since 2004, attracting new residents, businesses and investments to Cincinnati.