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Successful architectural design takes the clients' needs and aspirations, defines the site dynamics, evolves a creative solution and realizes the structure by applying the most appropriate building technology for the project.
G.L.A.S. Studio (Great Lakes Architecture of Sustainability)
The G.L.A.S. Studio was created at Adam J. Trott Architect to recognize the abundant assets of our Great Lakes Region. The Studio focuses on studying and determining the best sustainable design materials and methods in architecture to enhance these assets.
Adam J. Trott, AIA, NCARB - Principal
Adam J. Trott studied architectural design at Penn State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 1984. Mr. Trott is National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) certified and holds registrations in the states of Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio. He also serves on two local building code appeals boards.
Mr. Trott enjoys involvement in the local community including membership in the Northwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (current President), the Erie Kiwanis Club (Past President), the St. Gregory's School Board, Past President of the St. James School Board, Penn State Alumni Association - Life Member, and Alpha Rho Chi National Architectural Fraternity.
Mr. Trott has worked for companies in Southern California, Boston, MA, and Warren, PA before settling in his hometown of Erie, PA.
His experience includes a position at a manufacturing firm (Drafter/Graphic Designer at Executive Office Concepts), and a position at a large corporate bank (Facilities Planning Dept. at Bank of Boston) before starting his architectural carreer in 1988 at Lea Hohenschau Associates in Boston, MA. At LHA, Mr. Trott became a project designer for many corporate clients including AT&T, John Hancock, Federal Express, Bank of Boston, NYNEX and Bank of New England. Mr. Trott's projects were located in various areas along the upper Eastern Seaboard from Manchester, New Hampshire, down to the Philadelphia area, including a couple in New York City. His responsibilities included both project design and management. Mr. Trott also completed professional development courses while in Boston including Construction Law at Northeastern University, along with courses in Interior Project Management and The Making and Unmaking of Livable Cities at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.
Mr. Trott returned to his hometown of Erie, PA, in 1990 to work for Weibel Rydzewski Schuster Architects. Mr. Trott worked on a wide variety of project types at WRS, with a large portion involving renovation projects at Country Clubs and Hospitals. These project types had a concentration in hospitality and health care design, and all of the issues relative to this type of work including accessibility. Other project types included a juvenile detention facility renovation, an adaptive re-use project converting a former 3-story department store into a university classroom building, and a Water Authority garage and offices. Mr. Trott acquired his first Architectural Registration from the state of New York in 1994.
Mr. Trott worked for the architectural firm of Creal Hyde Larson in Warren, PA, in the mid 90's. Mr. Trott's greatest effort here was spent as Project Architect on large scale multi-family residential developments in Eastern Illinois, outside Chicago. Mr. Trott designed and guided projects through the preliminary design phases and municipal approvals in many communities including Lake Villa, Woodstock, Naperville, and Yorktown. Other work included several Federal Credit Union offices. Mr. Trott later returned to Weibel Rydzewski Schuster to work on more hospitality, health care and commercial projects.
Mr. Trott joined Thomas J. Freeman Architect PC and became managing partner designing a variety of projects in the commercial, health care, federal credit union, multi-family, municipal, child day care, industrial and private residential sectors before starting his own firm of Adam J. Trott Architect.