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.

Latest Post

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 ...

Read More >>

Offices

Pittsburgh

611 William Penn Place
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

p: 412.263.3800
f: 412.471.5704

Get Directions

info@stradallc.com

Philadelphia

718 Arch Street
Suite 5N
Philadelphia, PA 19106

p: 215.440.0190
f: 215.440.0197

Get Directions

Street Talk

Fresh ideas about design

Filter by category
  • Firm news
  • Design
  • Places
  • Ideas
  • Building
  • People
Filter by year
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

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.

ULI-panel

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

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 ...
Read more >>

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.
Read more >>