Publications

Where Do You Stand on the Great Carriage Debate, Horse and Style Magazine, September 2014

Things to Consider When Purchasing Equine Property, Field Sport Concepts, September 2014

Sheik Island Horse Training Farm in Dade City on the Market for $4.5 MillionTampa Bay Times, May 2014

John Blackburn Basics, California Horse Magazine, April 2014

My Kingdom, Mi Casa: Pegaso Farm, Horse Sport International, Issue 1, 2014

Barn Design Masterclass: How to Get the Best Barn While Working on a Budget, Equestrian Quarterly, Fall 2013

Fire Wind Water: Thoughtful Barn Design May Reduce Disaster Risk, Polo Magazine, September 2013

Barn Envy: Oakhaven Farm, Horse & Style Magazine, August 2013

Let There Be Light, Equestrian Quarterly, Summer 2013

Colorful Kitchen Updates, Food and Wine Magazine, November 2012

Beauty and the Barn, DCmud, November 6, 2012

Value Added: This Well-Compensated Architect Designs for the Horse, Of Course, Washington Post, October 21, 2012

Staying ‘Stableminded’, The Zweig Marketing Letter, July 2012

How to Choose the Right Remodeling Professional for Your Needs, The Washington Examiner, June 1, 2012

Returning Sagamore to Her Rightful Glory, The Equiery, April 2012

Seeing the Light, Stable Management e-blast, April 2012

Bank Barns, Acreage Life Magazine, March 2012

A ‘Bettor’ Racecourse: NYRA Discusses Improvements to Racetracks, The Saratogian, September 2, 2011

Barn Saver, Saratoga Living, Summer 2011

From Native Dancer to Native Son: Restoring Sagamore Farm, DCmud, June 22, 2011

Barn Beauty, Cowboys & Indians, July 2011

A Modern Sports Success Story Meets a Historic Racing Farm, The New York Times, May 21, 2011

A Handsome, if not Historic, Hotel, The Washington Post, May 22, 2011

A Dreamer’s Latest Long Shot, The Washington Post, May 17, 2011

Green Barns,Clemson World Magazine,Spring 2011

Good Barnkeeping, Horsemen’s Yankee Pedlar Magazine’s 2011 Barn & Arena Guide, Spring 2011

No More the Desert Nomad (reprint), Desert Mirage Arabian Horse Virtual Magazine, April 2011

In the Spotlight: Blackburn Greenbarns, Green Business Quarterly, March/April 2011

Re-Use Architecture, Chris van Uffelen, Braun Publishing AG, 2011

Green Building Materials for your Horse Barn, Holistic Horse Magazine, October/November 2010

They Love Horses, Don’t They?, DCmud, August 9, 2010 

Building a Green Horse Barn, Equestrian Professional Newsletter, June 2010

Stables: Beautiful Paddocks, Horse Barns, and Tack Rooms, Kathryn Masson, Rizzoli Publications, April 2010

Fresh Air and Lots of Light? It’s Just Good Horse Sense, Architecture DC Magazine, Spring 2010

Ask the Experts, Dressage Today, March 2010

Build-On: Converted Architecture and Transformed Buildings, edited by Robert Klanten and Lucas Feireiss, Gestalten, 2009

Greenbarns: Sustainable Homes for Your Horse, Inhabitat.com, July 13, 2009

More Escapes At Home, Web Extra, Washington Spaces Magazine, Summer 2009

NYRA Details Track Season Giveaways, Daily Gazette, June 30, 2009

Sustainable Barns for Green Horse Owners, bestgreenhometips.com, June 9, 2009

Architect Launches Eco-Friendly Barn Designs, customhomesonline.com, June 3, 2009

Selling the Outdoor Room, Remodelers’ Journal, April/May 2009

Beautiful Bank Barn Renovation, Inhabitat.com, April 3, 2009

Safe Haven, Western Horseman, March 2009

Seeing Green, Stable Management, February 2009

Good Barnkeeping, The Horse, February 2009

Green, Greener, Greenest, Horse Connection Magazine, November 2008

Lighten Up, Stable Management, October 2008

Stable Environment, Keeneland Magazine, Summer 2008

Arena Considerations, Western Horseman, June 2008

Saving Sagamore, Maryland Life, May/June 2008

Maximizing Work Flow, Western Horseman, May 2008

Potential Energy, Western Horseman, April 2008

Good Flow, Western Horseman, April 2008

Site Planning, Western Horseman, March 2008

Sagamore Farm Reborn, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Magazine, February 2008

Lighten Up, Western Horseman, February 2008

Fashionable Fire for the Home, The Remodelers’ Journal, December/January 2008

Hill Country Horse Barn, Western Horseman, January 2008

Equine Design, Estates West, Winter 2008

Second Chances, Green Builder Magazine—Cover Story, December 2007

A Breath of Fresh Air, Western Horseman, December 2007

Barn Rebirth, Best of Southern Living (special issue), Holiday 2007

California Dreaming, Western Horseman, November 2007

Heating Up the Backyard, Garden Compass, September/October 2007

2007 Southern Home Awards, Best Preservation, Southern Living, October 2007 

Champagne Barn on a Beer Budget, Everything for Horse and Rider, Summer 2007

Creature ComfortsStable Management, September 2007

Quiet Impact (Monticule Form), Keeneland Magazine, Summer 2007

Adding On,  Stable Management, August 2007

Get Organized: A well-organized tack room is attractive to your clients and allows you to find what you need when you need it, Stable Management, July 2007

Safe Footing for Barn Aisles, Practical Horseman, June 2007

55 Tips for Better Barn Function, Dressage Today, May, 2007

Ranch Dressing: Devine Barn as High Fashion Backdrop, Genlux Magazine, April/May, 2007

Horse Heaven, The Austin American Statesman, November 30, 2006

A Barn for Every Budget,  Equestrian Magazine,  November 2006

An Old Red Barn Gets A New Life, Washington Spaces, Early Winter 2006

A Breed Apart, Austin Home and Living, September/October 2006

Ultimate Horse Barns, Randy Leffingwell, Voyageur Press, 2006

Run-In Shed MakeoverThe Horse, May 2006

Oakhaven FarmTexas Hill Country, Sidelines Magazine, June 2004

Turning Old Into NewWeb, Thoroughbred Times, March 2004

A Sunday Horse, Vicky Moon, Capitol Books, Inc., March 2004

Master Planner, The Washington Times, February 17, 2004

Simply Devine Sidelines Magazine, November 1, 2003

Advantages of an Architect-Designed Barn, Riding Magazine, May 2003

Out of the Box, Home Magazine, April 2003

Design on the Hoof, Washington City Paper, November 22, 2002

Brilliant Moves, Kentucky Herald-Leader, November 8, 2002

A Face Lift, Stable Management, April 2002

Creating a Better Barn, Thoroughbred Times, December 1, 2001

Doing Your Homework Before Building A Farm, The International Equine Journal, Fall 2001

Equinomics: Stall Flooring, The Horse, September 2001

A Brilliant Idea, Keeneland, Summer 2001

So You Want A Farm, The Horse, June 2001

Building a Safe Breeding Facility, Horsecity.com, April 2001

Building Barns in Albemarle, Albemarle, April/May 2001

Barns By Blackburn, Whoanews.com, January 2001

Middleburg Mystique, Vicky Moon, Capital Books, Inc., September 2001

Putting Your Mare Under Lights, Warmblood Magazine, November/December 2000

Parade of Barns, Polo Players Edition, July 2000

To Buy or Build, Thoroughbred Times, September 25, 1999

Field of Dreams, Horse Show Magazine, July/August 1999

Taj Mahorse, Polo Players Edition, July 1999

Blackburn Architects Builds Area Barns, Keswick Life, May 1999

Home Sweet HomeThe Horse, May 1999

Blackburn Architects: Stables A SpecialtyIn & Around Horse Country, April/May 1999

Bungalow: American Restoration Style, by Jan Cigliano, (Salt Lake City: Gibbs-Smith Publichers), 1998

Housing Your Horse, The Horse, September 1998

Riding High, Elle Decor, August/September 1998

Kingdom for a Horse, Town and Country, April 1998

The Air In There, The Horse, March 1998 (photos only)

Dream Stable, The Blood Horse, March 14, 1998

Morven Stud: Age-old Virginia Farm Builds Toward Future, Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred, February 1998

Breeding Facilities, The Horse, January 1998

Barns East and West, Wood Design & Building, Autumn 1997

Variety is the Spice of Riding Arena Design, Rural Builder, May 1997

Building Your Dream, In & Around Horse Country, Oct/Nov 1996

Rhapsodies In Blueprint, SPUR, March/April 1996

Take Stock of Design to Eliminate Common Hazards, The Maryland Horse, Oct/Nov 1995

Born Again, The Washington Post Magazine, October 1, 1995

Horse Sense: The New Breed of Barn, The Washington Post, February 18, 1995

Saints Preserve Us” A Timely Addition, Church of St. Stephen Martyr’s New RecoveryThe Washington Post, August 14, 1993

Dream Schemes, Remodeling Ideas, Spring 1993

Food Retail Design and Display, Martin M. Pegler, Editor, New York: Retail Reporting Corporation, 1993

Designing Horsemen, SPUR, Sept/Oct 1991

Thoroughbred Landscape, Landscape Architecture, June 1991

Will and Sarah Farish’s Lane’s End Farm, SPUR, Nov/Dec 1990

Back Porches Make a Comeback, Washington Home, June 15, 1989