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Equestrian Architect John Blackburn to Speak at Cazenovia College

Educational event sponsored by the NYS Center for Equine Business Development
Cazenovia, N.Y. (April 4, 2014) – Award-winning equestrian architect John Blackburn will speak on the topic of  Healthy Stable Design on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.  The event, to be held in the College’s McDonald Lecture Hall (located in Eckel Hall, Lincklaen Street, Cazenovia, N.Y.), is sponsored by Cazenovia College and the New York State Center for Equine Business Development.  It is free and open to the entire Cazenovia College community, as well as members of the wider community.
In his  museum-quality coffee table book, Healthy Stables by Design, Blackburn illustrates his approach to equestrian architecture through dramatic photography and compelling writing.

The book introduces the concepts of aerodynamic ventilation, strategic natural light, and passive solar heating and cooling into significant horse barn designs ranging from exquisite to functional.
John Blackburn serves as the President and Senior Principal of Blackburn Architects, a Washington, D.C., firm. He has 35 years of expertise in architecture and 30 years of work focusing specifically on equestrian architecture with more than 160 horse farm designs to his credit. His award-winning work is widely known for its beauty, functionality and sustainability.
For more information about John Blackburn and Healthy Stables by Design,  visit
Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college located near Syracuse, N.Y., offering baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Embracing student success as its primary mission, the College comprises a diverse yet close-knit residential community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities and dedicated team of faculty and staff provide for an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit