5:15pm EDT October 29

Pumpkitecture Competition

Start off your Halloween weekend with the School of Architecture’s first-annual Pumpkitecture competition! Students will go gourd-to-gourd to compete for the Pritzkerpumpkin.

Pumpkitecture will take place on Thursday, October 29* at 5:15pm. Contestants will bring their pre-carved pumpkins and light them on the wall in front of Slocum Hall. Jurors will deliberate and pick the winning pumpkin.

*Rain date - Friday, October 30, 5:15pm

Rules & Guidelines

  • Pumpkins must be carved off campus and brought to school ready to be judged.
  • Remove the bottom of your pumpkin so that it can be placed on top of an LED light. Cutting the top off a pumpkin off causes the top lid to shrink and decay very quickly so the lid falls inside. Tea lights will be provided and measure 2.2”.
  • The carved pumpkins must be able to stand without any support or back drop needed.  
  • Entries will be judged based on originality, creativity, attention to detail and presentation.

If you need a pumpkin, please contact and we would be happy to supply one for you.

Registration Instructions

We expect a waitlist due to COVID-19 capacity limitations. If you decide to not participate, please cancel your registration using the link in your confirmation email.