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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The Integrated Design Practice

04.2018

"The more complex the ecosystem and the greater the diversity of its parts, the more successfully it can resist and recover quickly from stress. "

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Pittsburgh

611 William Penn Place
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

p: 412.263.3800
f: 412.471.5704

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Philadelphia

718 Arch Street
Suite 5N
Philadelphia, PA 19106

p: 215.440.0190
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Inside a mid-century classic, glimpses of our Pittsburgh office

08.2016Design, Firm news, Places, Uncategorized
By Leah Patgorski

Strada’s Pittsburgh office has been in the former Alcoa building for a year and a half now. This distinctive modernist skyscraper (completed in 1953) has offered us plenty of design inspiration, from the aluminum details around every turn to the vintage advertising sketches and collages left in a flat file by former inhabitants. The new location has also placed some of the design staff in close proximity to their ongoing projects in the same building; Strada worked with PMC Property Group on apartment renovations for the upper floors, and we are working on designs for new restaurants in the lobby.

This time in the new office has given us a chance to test the theories that shaped our design. As predicted, the small conference spaces are popular, especially the Blue Library (above). The main “street” through the studio is a major interaction point, where we bump into each other on the way to the printer, or pause to examine sketches and articles people are pinning up each week. The meeting table in the Materials Library has been a surprise hit for people who want a whiteboard but aren’t ready to go “public” with their plans.

The new office space supports the practical needs of a design studio, yet allows for our quirks. It is an ideal place to think, talk, draw, and dream big.

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In the entry gallery, a travertine wall from the original Alcoa offices faces a wall of Strada-curated photographs

 

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A pin-up space at the south end of the studio

 

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Meeting table in the Materials Library

 

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The fully-restored Auditorium has been used for presentations, receptions, and film screenings

 

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No droll cafeteria, our Lunch Room is the backdrop for decadent antipasti lunches, random collisions of ideas, and people hand-pouring their own third-wave coffee.

 

 

Take a look into the design process behind our office>>

Photos courtesy of Dennis Marsico

 

The Integrated Design Practice

04.2018Building, Design, Ideas, Places
By Claudia Saladin, ASLA, LEED AP

"The more complex the ecosystem and the greater the diversity of its parts, the more successfully it can resist and recover quickly from stress. "
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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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