When Fort Worth-based American Paint Horse Association decided to relocate the headquarters to a more vibrant and visible location, the Stockyards District was an ideal choice. Perfectly aligned to its Western aesthetic, the new offices will be located in a restored century-old mule barn. The design brings APHA’s strong brand into the experience by showcasing the barn’s existing clerestories, exposed ceilings, original clay tiles, and exposed brick walls. Design elements such as sliding barn doors, industrial steel finishes, reclaimed wood, concrete floors, natural textiles and art with accent colors derived from paint horse scenery, and even a grain bin theater and stair were intentionally incorporated. The new space accommodates intriguing new learning and retail components that celebrate the organization’s collection of Western art and artifacts.