October 2016

Equestrian /

Featured Article in Innovative Design Quarterly


A few months ago, one of our partners, Rod Kazenske, received a call from Innovative Design Quarterly, a publication that focuses on the unique architectural projects across the US and the creative processes that shape them.  The magazine had heard about the Florida Equestrian Center and nearby Viewing Pavilion.  As a result, they were curious how a small firm in Denver became involved in such an unusual type of architecture, especially when this project was based in southern Florida.

Rod not only walked them through his expanding role as a former architect for the client, to a consultant, to the lead designer on the large project, but also his attention to details, management of the facility, and safety for both humans and horses.  The article provided an overview of the building’s layout as well, including the central courtyard, two residential wings, and outdoor patio.

The viewing pavilion also had its moment to shine.  The stepped terrace provides excellent sight lines to the two flanking polo fields, as well as a wet bar area and bathroom facilities, but the sun sails and turfed steps illustrated unique solutions that truly gave the structure it’s character and full functionality.

Head to page 17 to see the full article.

And if you’re interested in a more 3D view of the facility, check out this video of Prince Harry’s visit and charity polo match from earlier this year.