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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 trailblazers, moving on

01.2017Firm news, People
By Street Talk Editor

As 2016 draws to a conclusion, Strada bids adieu to three celebrated members of the firm: Principal Robert (Mac) McCauley, Principal Michael Stern, and Associate Ray McCaughey.

After more than 45 years of practicing the art and business of architecture and 31 years as a design principal, Robert (Mac) McCauley is retiring. As a Principal of UJMN and then of Strada, Mac spearheaded the planning and design of numerous influential college, university, real estate, and institutional projects, with a specialized niche in science and technology research parks affiliated with universities seeking to generate economic development. He was a master of both the big picture and the critical detail, and all of us at Strada are grateful to Mac for his leadership and vision.

Following a distinguished career, Michael Stern will be retiring from Strada as well. One of four partners who launched the firm in 2000, Michael orchestrated the expansion of the practice beyond architecture to include landscape architecture, urban design, and master planning services. He headed up significant master planning and landscape projects that encompassed mixed-use developments, campuses, retail corridors, and urban centers. Going forward, Michael’s collaborative, cross-disciplinary model will continue to influence and define Strada’s design process.

Ray McCaughey, who has been an architect at Strada for over 10 years, is also retiring. During a career of 30+ years in architecture, Ray has orchestrated hundreds of retail, commercial, and higher education projects. He is adept at managing the construction of complex facilities and has been a key resource to others in the firm in this regard. As an Associate at Strada, Ray provided valuable continuity and expertise as the manager of projects for repeat clients, including corporations, retailers, and government agencies.

We wish the best for these designers as they step into new chapters, and hope you will join us in congratulating them.


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. "

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 ...