Adam J. Trott, Architect

1001 State Street, Suite 205

Erie, Pennsylvania  16501

p. (814) 456-8667

f. (814) 453-4978

Design Philosophy

Adam J. Trott Architect is a full-service architecture firm with a background diverse in project types.  We believe that successful architectural design explores 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.

Our firm manages an in-house research studio that we call the G.L.A.S. (Great Lakes Architecture Sustainability) Studio, focused on the application of sustainable design elements.  We continue to develop and maintain this resource in order to present, for our clients' consideration, the latest and most practical sustainable design options for their project.

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Adam J. Trott graduated from Penn State University 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 (AIA), past president of the Erie Kiwanis Club, member of the GBA-NWPA Advisory Board, the Perry 200 Commission, Destination Erie - Environment Work Group, 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.
     Experience was accumulated at 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 career 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. Projects were located in various areas along the upper Eastern Seaboard from Manchester, New Hampshire down to the Philadelphia area, including New York City. Professional development courses were completed 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. A wide variety of project types were worked on at WRS, including Country Clubs, Hospitals, a juvenile detention facility renovation, an adaptive re-use project converting a former three-story department store into a university classroom building, and a Water Authority garage and office.
    Mr. Trott worked for the architectural firm of Creal Hyde Larson in Warren, PA in the mid 90’s. The greatest effort here was spent as Project Architect on large scale multi-family residential developments in Eastern Illinois outside Chicago in many communities including Lake Villa, Woodstock, Naperville, and Yorktown. Mr. Trott later returned to Weibel Rydzewski Schuster to work on more hospitality, healthcare, and commercial projects.
    The position of managing partner was later taken at Thomas J. Freeman Architect PC. Design on a variety of projects in the commercial, healthcare, federal credit union, multi-family, municipal, child day care, industrial and private residential sectors was experienced before starting his own firm of Adam J. Trott Architect.

Adam J. Trott, AIA, NCARB - Principal

Interior Designer

Maggie Trott, LEED Green Associate