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 Craft of Story Building

02.2018

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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Early encounters with urban design

10.2016Ideas, People
By Street Talk Editor

Last Wednesday, the lunch room in Strada’s Pittsburgh office was alive with the sounds of teenagers negotiating. Not our newest recruits (yet), but participants in the ACE Mentoring Program, working in groups on a hypothetical urban design project. 

ACE programs are designed to introduce high school students to the range of careers available in architecture, construction, and engineering (hence the ACE). Strada’s Eric Phillips, a savvy team leader and proactive architect, is involved with ACE and had volunteered to orchestrate an urban design activity for a group of students. With help from Larry Fabbroni and Andrea Haynes, he introduced Strada’s ideas about urban design to a group of 35 students through a presentation of projects such as Bakery Square 2.0, Market Square Place, and the Arsenal 201 Master Plan. The presentation led to a fruitful discussion with the students, connecting urban design practice to their own experiences. 

After the overview and a look around the office, the group settled into their workstations. The Strada team directed and advised the students on a collaborative assignment in which each group had a site model about the size of a small game board. Wood blocks, colored paper, glue, tape, and markers were the materials for imagining new urban centers, as the windows provided inspiration with a view of the Central Business District and Mt. Washington beyond. Each group presented their model at the end of the session. With a robust range of schemes, from unapologetically bold constructions to sensitive sustainable propositions, it was a successful afternoon–hopefully awakening a few budding urban designers.
 

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Eric Phillips is an architect who earned both a Master of Urban Design and a Master of Architecture from Kent State University. Recently he has been working on both mixed-use developments and renovation projects. Larry Fabbroni, an Associate at Strada, is an architect and urban planner who has worked on large-scale projects throughout the Mid-Atlantic states. In addition to his contributions at the office, he holds a leadership role for the AIA National Young Architects Forum. Andrea Haynes is an intern landscape architect who brings a background in printmaking and curating to her work on Strada landscape projects.

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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Strada’s Newest Creative Mind

01.2018People, Uncategorized
By Street Talk Editor

Last month, we welcomed an extraordinary architectural designer, Timothy “Timo” Ong to our team. Not only has he hit the ground running with projects and proposals, but he does so with a spirited energy, air of positivity, and always with a smile on his face. Timo’s experience and passion for design excellence perfectly complements our ...
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