About Stable Minded

Morven Stud - Charlottesville, Virginia

I’m John Blackburn, senior principal of Blackburn Architects, P.C., which specializes in Equestrian Design, Adaptive Reuse, Residential Design, and Renovation. We have offices in Washington, DC and San Francisco, California.

For the past 25 years, I’ve designed over 100 equestrian facilities across the United States and worldwide. Through my experience, I’ve established “The Blackburn Process,” which is my way to assert equestrian design that suits the needs of the owners and their horses.

The approach is simple: Design for the health and safety of the animal. With this as a first priority, I find that everything else falls into place. For my clients, I hope they will agree that this process results in an equestrian facility that functions seamlessly and fits in beautifully with its surroundings.