In 1968, C. Ed Trout founded
Trout Architects after creating and leading the architectural department at
Albertsons grocery stores for seventeen years. In the following years C. Ed
Trout & Associates, as it was known then, developed a long list of clients
and a multitude of built projects. Steve Trout, Ed Trout's son, worked in his fatherís
office as a youngster and and after receiving his degree in Architecture at the University of Idaho, acquired ownership of the firm in
1985. As a well respected Boise Architect, Steve Trout continues to lead
the firm into a well known architectural design entity with many
published and award-wining projects.
Our projects are varied. We
have worked with government agencies designing, constructing and remodeling
administrative buildings, park buildings, meeting and retreat venues, hospital
facilities, art museums and libraries. In the private sector of commercial construction,
we have helped our clients with master planning large projects, office
buildings, multifamily housing, restaurants, lounges, motels, medical clinics
and art galleries. We also take time and enjoyment in our custom residential
projects, which allows us to develop personal relationships with the homeowners
as we develop a space to fit their ever-changing needs.
From our experiences in
public sector projects and the neighborhood participation required of planning
and zoning, we have developed methods and techniques of engaging all the
various parties and participants. The net result is public support of these
projects and a smooth, timely review process.