John Blackburn

John A. Blackburn, AIA

Author of Healthy Stables by Design
As principal of Blackburn Architects, P.C., John Blackburn has over 35 years of experience. His award-winning designs include a full range of project types and services from programming, existing facility evaluation, and master planning to new construction, adaptive reuse, and historic preservation.

In the field of renovation and restoration, John has a special sensitivity for historic structures and an interest in the adaptive reuse of existing structures for new uses. His conversions have garnered awards from the AIA and Southern Living magazine. Licensed in more than 25 states, John has experience working with differing building types, building codes, and historic preservation requirements.

John’s experience in equestrian architecture positions him as a leader in the niche. His equestrian work, which encompasses more than 160 projects, ranges from polo barns to thoroughbred and training facilities to therapeutic riding centers, all of which employ key principles of passive design to create highly functional, sustainable facilities that nurture, inspire, and protect both owner and horse.


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