EQUS Equestrian Education Center

Danville, Virginia


On a dramatically sloped site, we are creating Equestrian buildings and functional landscapes that encourage positive relationships between humans, plants, and animals.

EQUS is a nonprofit organization focused on encouraging personal growth and education for at-risk youth through involvement with horses and the sport of polo.

In phase three of an ongoing project with EQUS, we designed donor gardens and a new equestrian center event space, flexible classrooms and horse stalls. The arrangement of buildings in the landscape showcases the stages of growth of the local pine forests and creates unexpected interactions with horses.