Humphreys & Partners Architects Founder Mark Humphreys Passes Away at 67

by Katie Sloan

Dallas — Humphreys & Partners Architects (HPA) founder Mark Humphreys has passed away at the age of 67. 

Humphreys was known as a multifamily architectural visionary and pioneer. In addition to HPA, he founded One Humphreys, the parent company to HPA that also operates HPA Design Group, HP Civil Engineering, HPLA Studio, Atticus Real Estate and Glass Recycled Surfaces. 

Humphreys is survived by his wife Emily; his children Jessica Humphreys Baxter, Cassandra Guerrero and Stephanie Humphreys; and stepchildren Mary and Joseph Hastings. He is also survived by his brothers Larry and Dave Humphreys and his sister Kay Osborn.

Humphreys was intimately involved with numerous multifamily organizations. He was generous with his time as a volunteer at the Texas Tech University Architecture School and was the largest single donor to the school, where he funded the AIA Chair in Urban Design. He was a member of AIA, NAHB’s Multifamily Leadership Board, NMHC’s Chairman’s Circle and Board of Directors, Urban Land Institute, ICSC, and the U.S. Green Building Council.

Humphreys recruited architect Greg Faulkner to join the HPA team in 1991. Faulkner, the company’s president, and Walter Hughes, chief innovation officer, will lead the firm following Humphreys passing.  

“Mark was an amazing person, businessman and architect who truly built a legacy that will last for many years to come,” says Hughes. “To me, he was a friend and I will miss him most for that. We are deeply saddened by this loss of an industry icon and our thoughts are with his wife Emily, his children and his family.”

“Mark was a visionary and a great mentor and business partner, who could clearly see the future of multifamily architectural design and then bring it to life with incredible business acumen,” says Faulkner. “He completely transformed the business and creative aspects of architecture in the multifamily industry. He will be greatly missed, but his legacy will live on for a long time through the firm and its employees.”

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