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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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For a day, new perspectives on the city

09.2013Design, Firm news, Places
By Leah Patgorski

A group from Strada collaborated this month to create a project for PARK/ing Day.

[PARK/ing Day is an annual event where people take over parking spots for one day and convert them into miniature public parks. Read about its origins here.]

The discussion kicked off in Pittsburgh’s pop-up patio on Strawberry Way, where the group schemed over lunch about what kind of park to create. Ideas crystallized around fostering social interaction and introducing people to new views of the city. With flooring material donated by Shaw, boxes donated by floral shop Mocha Rose, cardboard tubes from Tri-State, and chairs lent by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the installation came together. Makeshift walls supported a collection of handmade viewfinders, highlighting sights such as the steeple of Smithfield United Church traced in thread, a worm’s eye view, and a streetscape overrun with monsters.

With a little time and not a great deal of money, Strada’s installation for PARK/ing Day championed the artful use of urban space for the benefit of the community. City decision-makers, we hope you are taking notes on the creative adaptations of small parcels of pavement demonstrated annually by this event.

Group meeting to locate the perfect downtown site

Group meeting to locate the perfect downtown site

Grace and Purva setting up the spot on Friday morning

Grace and Purva setting up on Friday morning

Plenty of passersby were curious about our viewfinders

Plenty of passersby were curious about our viewfinders

Viewpoints around our "park" were labeled with information about the architecture in view

Viewpoints around our “park” were labeled with information about the architecture in view

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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