About Strada

Strada means “street” in Italian. Streets matter to us. They’re the fundamental infrastructure of our cities and the core of our civic lives. They’re the connections between buildings, people, and public spaces. This is why we’re so inspired by them and it’s a shared commitment to these values that brought our principals together. Just as people mingle on city streets, our office is a place where we freely exchange ideas, challenging and inspiring one another to create exceptional work.

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Strada Elevates Abby Mountain to Senior Associate

02.2018

Strada, an industry leader in cross-disciplinary design, is excited to announce the elevation of Abby Mountain to Senior Associate. “Abby has been instrumental to Strada’s growth and success since 2002, and we are thrilled to advance her to this important position,” said Al Cuteri, firm principal and human resources leader. Abby joined Strada nearly 16 ...

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Designing a new exhibit for The Franklin Institute

07.2013Design, Firm news
By admin@stradallc

The focal point of The Franklin Institute’s new LEED-Silver building addition is Your Brain, a dynamic new exhibit that will transport visitors to the scientific frontier of human brain exploration. At the heart of the exhibit is a vibrant Street Scene where visitors will experience their brains in action as they navigate a dizzying array of colors, patterns, shapes, and sounds.

Renderings of bustling Street Scene, designed to befuddle, amaze and delight.

Renderings of bustling Street Scene, designed to befuddle, amaze and delight.

The 1,700-SF Street Scene seamlessly integrates dozens of optical illusions and mind-boggling experiences. “Turn Your World Upside Down” is a 3D experience that literally rotates the room 360 degrees. Guests of Sara Bellum’s Inn will be equally off balance as they navigate a room tilted at 45 degrees.

Interpretive text and illusions seamlessly integrated into the exhibit.

Interpretive text and illusions seamlessly integrated into the exhibit.

UJMN Architects + Designers (now Strada) “master planned” the street, and designed all of the buildings, graphics, signs, and illusions, creating a densely layered experience that will cause visitors to marvel at the capacity of the brain and wonder about its potential.

Storefront elevation illustrating illusions in shop windows.

Storefront elevation illustrating illusions in shop windows.

Strada Elevates Abby Mountain to Senior Associate

02.2018Firm news, People
By Street Talk Editor

Strada, an industry leader in cross-disciplinary design, is excited to announce the elevation of Abby Mountain to Senior Associate. “Abby has been instrumental to Strada’s growth and success since 2002, and we are thrilled to advance her to this important position,” said Al Cuteri, firm principal and human resources leader. Abby joined Strada nearly 16 ...
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The Craft of Story Building

02.2018Design, Ideas, Places
By Mason Radkoff, CSI/CCCA, LEED AP BD+C

A story’s form should be organic— the moves it makes, the shape it takes. Initial visions of setting, theme, voice, and plot emerge as the writer intuits what the story needs without the anchor of minutia holding things back. Art is made.
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