The work was performed in an environmentally sensitive area and was overseen by DEQ, the State of Oregon, Sunriver Owner’s Association and Deschutes County. The existing Trout House was torn down, with only three walls remaining from the original structure, in order to make way for the new structure and additional square footage. Pilings were driven at the edge of the river and large steel beams were set on the pilings for the foundation. The building was then rebuilt on steel beams, and is cantilevered over the river, with hand-peeled logs and wood panelling accenting the interior. Construction began in September 1998 and was completed in February 1999 in order for the work to be performed during this landmark restaurant’s off-season.