USU Equine Center

 

 

 

Axis Architects was selected unanimously by the jury to provide the design for Utah State University's world class Equine Education Center.This facility is part rural barn, and part high-tech higher education classroom. Axis architects celebrated this dichotomy by reinterpreting the classic barn form and utilizing a combination of traditional and manufactured materials. In its form, it elegantly describes the relationship of equine program with educational program, intersecting the two elements. A primary concern was health and safety, both for the horses and for the people who operate the program. The facility includes a 45,000 SF performance arena, 42 stalls, a breeding facility, classrooms and the administrative offices for the Department of Equine Education. In addition, it provides all of the support spaces, for a self- sufficient program removed from the main campus. These include all of the exterior amenities required on the 16 acre site.

 

 

Project Info:

 

Client: Utah State University

Location: Logan, Utah

Size: 72,257 SF

Completion Date: Fall 2009

Cost: $8,500,000

Awards: AIA Honor Award 2010