Project Spotlight: Blue Sky Ranch Riding Arena

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The Blue Sky Equestrian Center is the latest addition to the world class resort at the Blue Sky Ranch property. It’s a state of the art Luxury Ranch, that is owned and operated by the well known Auberge Resorts. Nestled between the Wasatch and Unitas Mountains, this structure soaks in all of the best views that Summit County, Utah has to offer. The arena includes a riding area, guest lounge, horse and track stalls, storage space and restrooms.

The Design

When designing an indoor riding arena it’s crucial to maintain the integrity of the clear large space in order for it to remain functional. That’s why we chose to design this building with a clear span frame. Clear span leaves the entire interior free of posts, leaving the entirety of the internal space wide open and ready for riding.

To add an element of ambient light to the structure, clerestory windows were placed at the adjoining roofs. Clerestory windows are placed high up as part of the roof, allowing light to filter in completely illuminating the space. It’s a nice complementin addition to the expansive glazing in the front and rear of the building, which allow direct sunlight to enter in to the arena.

AJC Architects perfected the aesthetics of the building with design details including, barn wood siding and unfinished raw corrugated metal siding. These customizable aspects gave the arena a rustic charm to match Blue Sky Lodge’s ambiance.

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Building Details

  • End Use: Indoor Riding Arena
  • Size: 140x240x21
  • Frame Type: Clear Span
  • System: Pre-Engineered, Rigid
  • Color: Corten Metal Panel
  • Square Feet: 33,000 SF
  • Special Features: Structural Clerestory