Spirit Reins, Liberty Hill, Texas. Archifarm is working with Spirit Reins on the conceptual designs of their future arena, stables, training areas, offices, pavilions, and visitor cabins. The goal of the project is to mesh a sustainable and modern ranch design with the feel of the 1800's.
Spirit Reins transforms the lives of children and families through trauma-informed therapy services, training, and research. We offer a variety of innovative professional counseling services, but specialize in Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy(TF-EAP) in serving children who have experienced abuse, neglect, or other traumatic events. TF-EAP utilizes the physiology and psychology of horses to help individuals effectively process trauma.
Designers - Joel 'Nico' Rios, Kevin Watters, Sara Patton
A Child's Hope Orphanage, Haiti. Archifarm is working with A Child's Hope on a design for an EcoBalanced, self-sustaining community to raise 320 lost children of Haiti. This will also be a model for future orphanage projects.
Houston Blues Museum. Archifarm is working with The Houston Blues Museum's to design Houston's first music museum, celebrating Houston's rich Blues history and solidifying its international presence. In the fall of 2012, Archifarm hosted a student design charrette with University of Houston architecture students to develop conceptual designs for fundraising.
Archifarm Student Design Charrette. Archifarm hosted a two day student design charrette, September 2012, where University of Houston architecture students interacted with the Houston Blues Museum, researched the proposed site, and produced conceptual designs for the Houston Blues Museum to use as a fundraising tool. Students were mentored by Pliny Fisk III, Co-Director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems, William O. Neuhaus III, Principal of Studio RED Architects, and Ardis Clinton, Architect at Perkins+Will.
Check out the First Place submission by Team Neuhaus, which included UH students Taneesa Morris, Natalie Rodriguez, Nick Herrera, Chris Castaneda.
We also want to recognize the runner-up, Team Clinton, which included UH students Vy Mai, Sheridan Staats, Matt Opuszenski, Tyler Vice. Both teams worked very hard and produced work beyond our expectations!
Independence Heights Community Health Center. Archifarm developed the design schematics for the Motherland Inc. IHCHC, a four story, 16,000 square foot health center located in Houston. The project, a referral from the 1% Program of Public Architecture, was for a grant application to fund construction of the health center.
Designer - Kevin Watters
PCEA School, Kenya. Archifarm consulted on materials and participated in construction of a vocational school sponsored by the Grace Presbyterian Church of Houston, TX.