Equine Facility Design was the design firm for our private horse ranch in Sonoma County, CA. Owner and Architect Matt Johnson consistently demonstrated his commitment to us as a client, his ability to work as a team, his in-depth knowledge of equine architecture and a clear understanding of how to maximize the horse and human experience. Matt showed remarkable dedication to gaining an understanding of our vision and budget and was always open to our ideas. At the same time, we benefited from his experiential wisdom and practical knowledge. Matt's insight, creative architectural talent and knowledge of construction logistics were a significant contribution to an outstanding Master Site Plan and subsequent building designs. Our thanks to everyone at EFD for their professional, flexible and creative approach to our development.
Matt is very good at listening to and understanding his client’s needs. He took my floor plans, made some very impactful enhancements and created a massing model that now is our building! We LOVE it, and so do the many people who visit (it’s so multi-functional we can have residents, our own animals, boarders and Airbnb guests).
Thank you so very much for all your design assistance on my facility, and recommendations for great products. It was a pleasure to work with you for the last two years. My sincere appreciation and warmest regards.
I'm grateful to Matthew Johnson for his help in resolving a complicated permit situation involving a change of use on an existing building. Then, Matt designed our beautiful barn and I couldn't be happier with it. Matt is a good listener and will be involved as much or as little as you need for your project. The combination of Matt's drawings and the general contractor's skills resulted in a setup loved by everyone who visit and most importantly loved by my two mares.
Equine Facility Design was discovered over the internet when I googled equestrian facility design only to find out the market was deep enough for a professional by the name of Matt Johnson to make his entire living designing equestrian facilities throughout North America. I arranged to meet Matt and tour the latest equestrian design for a Washington based client. I was blown away by the thought that gone into the facility, and highly recommend him.
Working with Equine Facility Design, in particular Matt Johnson, has been such a wonderful experience. I have been in the horse stable manufacturing business for over 32 years providing stall equipment for some of the most desirable barns in the world. The attention he gives to all the details within the barn not only makes the barn beautiful but more importantly that it functions well on a daily basis.
Architect Matt Johnson helped us transform our 900 sq ft coastal vacation cottage into a wonderful 2,700 sq ft universal design, hurricane code compliant permanent home. In addition to providing aesthetic features throughout and a 3-story interior elevator, Matt introduced us to innovative yet tested building and finish products. Open and comfortable spaces, walk around decks, and low maintenance are examples of his design elements that complement our semi-rural beach lifestyle He advocated on our behalf, when our project involved others, to ensure our wishes were being met. Thank you Matt.
We have worked with Equine Facility Design for more than a decade and are continually amazed at the innovative and exceptional designs we have had the pleasure of being able to collaborate on. It is always a pleasure to work with Matt and his excellent staff. The attention to detail during design and coordination between various disciplines is a key to their project successes.
Thank you for all your help on my home and barn remodel projects. You were so quick to notice and articulate immediately what I was feeling was wrong with the existing design. Not only could you see the problem, but you also knew how to fix it, and how to explain it to the subcontractors so they could build it.
Working with Matt at Equine Facility Design for several of our riding academy projects has been a pleasure. He listened to our initial ideas and came up with a plan that was cost effective and often the catalyst for the successful completion of our projects. We look forward to continuing our working relationship with Equine Facility Design in the future.
I have been working with Matt Johnson and Equine Facility Design since 2009 without a hiccup! They always have a better idea of how to make an impressive and functional facility that will save you time and money. Work with Equine Facility Design once and you will be a valued client for life!
Equine Facility Design was the catalyst as well as the informed expertise to bring our dreams of a premier equestrian facility into reality. It was their master planning and thoughtful execution that allowed us to operate throughout the entire remodel.
Matt is always extremely thorough and goes the extra mile to make sure every detail is accounted for. We highly recommend that anyone needing Equine Facility Services contact Matt.
My barn is designed like a Swiss watch. It is very small but works perfectly. We can keep up to 8 high performance sport horses on a property that is not even four acres due to the thoughtful planning and excellent layout of the entire facility. I couldn't be happier with how Whiskey Hill Farm looks or performs.
We have worked with Equine Facility Design on a number of projects, both intimate and grand in scope. Their work is top notch, they provide excellent customer service and are overall a tremendous resource to the horse community. We would recommend their services to anyone designing a new facility or remodeling an existing one.
We are extremely happy about the results [of our barn]! Credit needs to go to YOU
WOW - the quality, depth and breadth of this company is impossible to describe. Having worked on several large and medium projects with Equine Facility Design over the past 12 years there is no question you are looking at a top notch company...this Company stands out. I personally guarentee you will not be disappointed.
Everything with the barn is great it is almost impossible to pick a favorite thing about the barn and arena. One of my favorites is all the natural light we only use the lights in the grooming bays and wash rack. I'm also very happy we went with the pavers the barn is very quiet.