Strout, 77, was an architect with no ego | Features | jhnewsandguide.com
The biggest job architect Roger Strout ever worked on was never built. And it didn’t make a difference in his career.
The $53 million justice center — a 48-foot-tall jail and cop offices and courtrooms with underground parking, a job that envisioned closing a street, moving one building and razing another — would have covered a square block of downtown Jackson. But voters hated the idea and the cost and killed it.
And, really, it wasn’t Roger Strout’s kind of project. Instead he spent nearly four decades in Jackson Hole designing homes, public buildings and worker housing projects that were conceived with an eye not just to the housing but the idea of supporting communities through design. It carried into other work he did: As far away from a mega-dollar …
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