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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Toasting Rob Dower, now an Architect

12.2014Firm news
By Leah Patgorski

Amidst the buzz of our office move and the ringing of holiday bells, Rob Dower completed his Architect Registration Exam and became a licensed architect. We are pleased to congratulate Rob and share this official news.

A seven-year veteran at Strada, Rob has worked on a series of projects that cemented the firm’s reputation for cross-disciplinary, contextual design. His understanding of urban planning and architecture allows him to integrate the two at the juncture of city life and buildings, envisioning places such as Bakery Square 2.0, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and North Shore Place. He recently worked on the design and construction administration of Bakery Living I, an apartment building that is part of Bakery Square 2.0.

Rob received a Bachelor of Architecture, a Master of Architecture, and a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design from Kent State University. He served as a Studio Professor for undergraduate courses during his graduate studies. Rob recently participated in a ULI Advisory Panel focusing on development potential at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and he continues to gain expertise as a designer and collaborator.


Rob Dower, seated left, during an Urban Land Institute Advisory Panel meeting

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By Lawrence J. Fabbroni, AIA

For our team, successes are sweet, but the anticipation of the next challenge is what drives us the most.

Strada Welcomes Terrie Brightman, Landscape Architect

06.2018Firm news, People
By Street Talk Editor

“Terrie brings exceptional landscape design and delivery to Strada’s team of professionals,” said Alan Cuteri, Founding Principal and Higher Education Principal. “The talent and experience that she brings will be a huge asset to our clients.”