About Equine Facility Design

Equine Facility Design is a professional design firm specializing in planning, design, and project management for sites and structures used by the horse community.  We provide services nationally, and internationally.

Our goal is to translate your vision of a creative, beautiful and exciting environment for horses and people into reality. We do this by carefully listening to your dreams and finding ways to achieve them in harmony with the natural features of your location and within the guidelines of responsible planning.

We Design Horse Facilities and More

Homes – additions and renovations – animal and hobby barns – product design and development – and interiors.

We get to have a lot of fun at EFD designing beautiful and functional horse stables and farm buildings. Our portfolio also includes barns for llamas and other animals, so we like to promote ourselves as Equine Facility Design and more.

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The internet is a wonderful tool.  In many cases, it can save time and money.  Not all projects require a site visit or numerous face to face meetings.  While every client and their project are unique, we can help minimize expenses through exchange of information, electronically.  Our clients span from Hawaii, Canada, throughout the US, Europe, and the Middle East.


Matthew E. Johnson, owner of Equine Facility Design, grew up in the horse-enthusiast area of Chester County, Pennsylvania. He rode English as a child and attended Devon Horse Shows.  Matt’s son has also developed a love of all things equine and has been enthusiastically training as a hunter/jumper for the past eight years.

Matt’s appreciation for and understanding of these magnificent animals serve as cornerstones for his conceptualized approach throughout the planning, design, and construction aspects at Equine Facility Design.

He graduated with a Bachelors of Architecture Degree from Syracuse University. He is currently a Licensed Architect in nine states and Canada.

With over nineteen years of professional experience, Matt has additionally designed and managed many commercial, institutional, health care, and residential projects within the United States and abroad.

At Equine Facility Design, Matt gives his personal attention to every client’s requirements throughout the entire equestrian facility development process. At the same time, he professionally manages and incorporates aesthetically durable health and safety design aspects in the firm’s projects, from inception through construction. Equine Facility Design has been proud of their successes and customer satisfaction.

We welcome your inquiries about how we can assist you in developing a beautiful and healthy environment whether it’s a private residence, remodel, or structure for your horses.