November 2, 2018

Halloween is a special holiday for Humphrey & Partners Architects. As the leading multifamily design firm in the world, we are passionate about creativity and self-expression in everything we do– particularly when it comes to costumes and pumpkin decorating. Research has shown that encouraging creativity in the workplace does wonders for productivity and innovation – and what better time to test this workplace theory than on Halloween. In years past, our colleagues have displayed an amazing talent for creating costumes that displayed their hobbies, interests and diverse backgrounds. Our equally celebrated pumpkin decorating contest has produced an array of contemporary jack-o-lanterns dolled up to look like everything from Star Wars to replicas of our award-winning designs.

Harsha Bhagchandani, HPA Job Captain, looks forward to the annual Halloween celebration with colleagues: “We always have such a fun time! HPA and a few other OneHumphreys teams get together, eat some terrific food and enjoy the spectacle.” Harsha’s submission for the pumpkin decorating contest this year – an impressive replica of our Uber Skyport design that’s currently being studied by NASA — took home 2nd prize. “We’re a hardworking team, so it’s great to work for a company that encourages us to relax, have fun and show some personality.”

Ready to see a seriously scary good Halloween party and the winners of our costume and pumpkin contest? Check out photos of our decked-out colleagues, pumpkins and office below!

The most popular middle-school science project has never looked better in our first-place winner for the pumpkin contest. Way to go, Scott!


Harsha’s pumpkin perfectly captures the innovative spirit of our Uber Skyport design — don’t you think? Job well done!


Honorable Mention: Trick or treat? These little pumpkins are so well decorated we aren’t quite sure.


Honorable mention: HPA New Orleans show off their excellent pumpkin designs — and the beautiful Louisiana fall weather!


HPA’s Accounting department knocked it out of the ballpark with their group Day of the Dead costumes! Congratulations on first place Brittany, Shannon, Courtney, Porscha, MaryKay, Chelsea, Jerry, Bobbie, Marquel and Christina!


Adriana, Bruce and Julia took home second place in this safari-inspired group costume. Great work!


Diana and Abigail rounded out our winners placing third with their costume of trompo and chef.


Honorable mention: Scott perfectly captured the stormy weather outside on Halloween with his weatherman costume.


Honorable mention: HPA Design Group creates amazing multifamily interiors, and Halloween costumes!


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