Arthur Keyes
architect

Arthur Keyes, who owned and operated an architecture firm in Washington for nearly 40 years, died June 7 at his home in Washington. He was 95.

He had complications from pneumonia, said a grandson, Jesse Keyes.

Mr. Keyes moved to the Washington area in the early 1940s. He helped found the Keyes Condon Florance architecture firm in the mid-1950s. As an architect, Mr. Keyes contributed to a 1974 study of the Georgetown waterfront, a renovation of the west wing of the National Gallery of Art and a project involving the Torpedo Factory arts center in Alexandria. He retired in the 1990s.

Arthur Hawkins Keyes was a native of Rutland, Vt., and a 1939 Princeton University graduate. He received a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Harvard University in 1941. During World War II, Mr. Keyes helped design amphibious ships for the Navy.

His memberships included the Cosmos Club and the Chevy Chase Club.

His wife, Lucile Sheppard Keyes, died in 2004. A son, Spencer Keyes, died in 2010.

Survivors include two children, Arthur S. Keyes of Woodside, Calif., and Janet Keyes of Black Mountain, N.C.; and four grandchildren.

— T. Rees Shapiro