HPA: 2016 by the Numbers

December 21st, 2016


HPA was founded April 4, 1994 by Dennis and Joe.  Several offices, new employees, and hundreds of projects later, the company celebrated its 22nd anniversary in 2016.

Major Projects

In 2016, HPA worked on over 35 major projects, including the design of new construction, additions, or renovations.  This spans across eight market sectors, including K12, residential (both market rate and affordable multifamily), historic preservation, civic, library, mixed use, office, and interior design projects.  Look for some of these projects to wrap up in 2017 and new ones to begin.

Major Appearances

In addition to attending several conferences in Colorado and across the country, the professionals at HPA were also invited on many occasions to present on certain topics.  Dennis Humphries spoke at several library conferences, including Public Library Association, Library Journal’s Design Institute, and several others.  Associate Natalie Lord has presented at Colorado Preservation Inc.’s Saving Places conference and alongside principal Jane Crisler at USGBC’s Green Schools Summit, focusing on preservation technology and reuse of old buildings.  Look for more HPA presentations to come in 2017.

National Presence

In 2016, HPA continued working both in Colorado and across the mountain west, including completing several projects in Oregon, Idaho, and Wyoming.  Additionally, HPA expanded into Montana, winning work in the Bozeman and Billings areas.

Media Presence

Many of our partners and collaborators, family and friends are already aware, but HPA’s social media presence in 2016 flourished.  We’ve gained over 400 followers on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn since we began just under two years ago.  To join the ranks and see what we are up to, check us out on Facebook or Twitter/Instagram @humphriespoli

Staff Accomplishments

While everyone at HPA accomplished great things this year, we had a few standouts.  Earlier in the year, Natalie Lord was promoted to Associate of the firm, marking her accomplishments and dedication to the preservation practice and HPA.  Additionally, both Kelly Wemple and Jeff Leland finished (and passed!) their ARE exams, becoming fully licensed architects.

Office Dog Friday

It’s no secret we are animal lovers at HPA.  Over the course of the year, we welcome almost one dog every Friday and had 18 different dogs visit the office.  Fortunately, all were well behaved and invited back for return visits.

Product Launches

Towards the end of this summer, HPA kicked off its official launch of our Virtual Reality capabilities.  We are using the tool for both design and marketing purposes, to help clients and consultants realize the vision for a project months before the first shovelful of dirt is dug or brick laid.  To learn more about our VR capabilities, read the article on our news page by clicking here.

The HPA Family is Growing

Several members of the HPA staff including Brett Hartle (son Leo), Nate Huyler (daughter Betty), Ryan Wallace (daughter Kiery), and Tor Jorfald (son Ragnar) welcomed babies in 2016.

Thank You!

These are just a few of the accomplishments our firm has enjoyed in 2016. We owe a lot of our success to our collaborators, clients, consultants, and contractors and the devotion and support from our families and friends.  Thank you all for an excellent year.  We are looking forward to making 2017 even greater!