THOMAS B. TROTTER

SR., ARCHITECT

Tom Trotter is a native of Sevier County in East Tennessee. He established the firm, Trotter & Associates Architects, in 1985. During his early career working for Community Tectonics in Gatlinburg, Tom learned a respect for design excellence and fine craftsmanship in construction from the late Hubert Bebb. Tom’s designs reflect his appreciation of the Appalachian environment and culture through his extensive use of natural materials and vernacular details. These characteristics have given Tom’s designs a signature quality, which potential clients both recognize and value. While with Community Tectonics, Tom gained extensive experience in the design and construction of a variety of building types, such as community centers for Sevierville and Gatlinburg, condominium apartments (four projects in Gatlinburg), motels, banks, retail buildings, as well as single-family residential projects.

Mr. Trotter previously served as a member of the Gatlinburg Board of Adjustments and Appeals (Chairman), the Pigeon Forge Board of Zoning Appeals, the Pigeon Forge Planning Commission (Chairman), the Sevier County Task Force for Government Affairs, the Gatlinburg task force for Transportation and Parking, and the Chairman of the committee to establish the Gatlinburg Architectural Guidelines. He was a charter board member of the Gatlinburg Gateway Foundation.

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

RA in TN, NC, SC, GA

CERTIFICATIONS

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

AFFILIATIONS

American Institute of Architects

YEARS OF SERVICE

27 years with Trotter and Associates

15 years with other firms

JAY DE FOE

ARCHITECT

Jay De Foe has lived most of his life in the Gatlinburg area. Jay began working for Trotter and Associates in 1986 as a part-time employee while attending the School of Architecture at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He joined the firm full-time in 1992 after obtaining his Bachelor of Architecture degree.

As the son of a Great Smoky Mountains National Park naturalist, Jay was allowed the opportunity to grow up literally within the Park boundaries. This experience has given him a special appreciation for the unique beauty of the local landscape. Jay has collaborated with Tom Trotter on many of the award-winning designs that have been developed by the firm. He has extensive experience in the design, construction documentation, and construction administration of hospitality, commercial, and residential projects.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Architecture

University of Tennessee at Knoxville, 1990

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATIONS

RA in TN, VA

CERTIFICATIONS

LEED Accredited Professional BD+C

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards

AFFILIATIONS

Pittman Center Planning Commission

YEARS OF SERVICE

26 years with Trotter and Associates

Questions? Please feel free to contact us.