Statement: Mr. Trott was not "Architect of Record" but designed and managed this project while a Partner at Thomas J. Freeman Architect PC.
more photos E.L. Thomas Juvenile Detention Center
Client: Erie County Government
Location: Erie, PA
Statement: Mr. Trott was not "Architect of Record," but functioned as Project Architect as he designed and managed the project while working at Weibel Rydzewski Schuster Architects.
SafeNet Inc. - Big Back Yard Project
Client: SafeNet Inc.
Location: Erie, PA
Size: 27,551 Square Feet ( .63 AC. )
Completed: Summer 2011
Statement: Mr. Trott was part of a team led by Dahlkemper Landscaping that designed this special park which provides a safe and natural playscape environment for children impacted by domestic violence. Valuable consultation was also given by Ken Finch of Green Hearts INC (Institute for Nature in Childhood).
Narrative: This project transformed an inner city cluster of three residential lots into a nature elements-themed park to provide therapeutic play space for children and their parents that are impacted/displaced by domestic violence. The park elements are numerous including a stage, a "beach" area, natural wooden site furniture for the kids to gather in various types of outdoor spaces, plant-shaded pathways, a small "babbling" brook, a rustic wooden shelter (future), a rustic wooden footbridge (future), soft pathways for foot travel, paved pathways for wheeled toys, a "mogul" area, and sunny open space.
Size: 1,330 Square Feet Addition to result in
a 9,090 Square Feet Consolidated Facility
Completed: Fall 2011
Statement: Mr. Trott was "Architect of Record" for this project, and designed and managed it while a partner at Thomas J. Freeman Architect PC.
Narrative: This project provided a 3-story connection to 2 separate house structures used by the SafeNet Transitional Living Center program to help young mothers and their children that are victims of domestic abuse.
The design brings linkage and daylight on all 3 levels of the complex, while maintaining a tasteful exterior. The connector includes lounge spaces mingled with the new stairs that allow the residents to enjoy both daylight and views to the outdoors in a secured environment. The interiors include a collaboration of light blue, brown, and green tones to maintain a calm and therapeutic atmosphere for the residents. The addition creates a single, joined facility where 2 separate facilities existed. The work further provides common space access to the joined basement mechanical areas that were previously not linked and were awkward to access separately from private resident spaces on the first floor.