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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6 Signs Your Office Needs a Refresh

10.2017

When was the last time you refreshed your office, academic, or social space? If the answer is 10 years or more, it’s definitely time to consider making updates. Maintaining a workplace that is relevant and performative is critical to keeping a sharp competitive edge. It also helps recruit and retain the best talent while improving ...

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Strada projects highlighted in BD+C feature article “Innovation Districts + Tech Clusters”

08.2015Firm news
By admin@stradallc

Take a look at the lead article in the August issue of Building Design + Construction. It explores the race to create pockets of innovation in and around metropolitan areas. Strada Principal Michael Stern shares his insight on the effect of Google on the development of Bakery Square, drawing upon the firm’s work designing Google’s Pittsburgh offices ...
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Evansdale Crossing—It’s all about connections

07.2015Building, Design, Firm news, Ideas, Places
By Stacey Blankin

You may have criss-crossed your campus hundreds of times, but it often takes a Placemapping® exercise to see a campus with fresh eyes and discover new opportunities. When asked to develop a master plan for West Virginia University’s Evansdale campus, it quickly became apparent that the hilly suburban–style site lacked sufficient pedestrian pathways and distinctive places ...
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Strada Wins Two ULI Philadelphia Awards for Excellence

06.2015Design, Firm news, Ideas, Places
By admin@stradallc

Strada is delighted to announce that two projects—Fresh Corner Store Showcase Conversions and 3737 Science Center—were honored with 2015 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence on June 17. Sponsored by Urban Land Institute Philadelphia, the Awards program recognizes “the best real estate projects completed within the last five years in Eastern and Central ...
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Nova Place: Reinventing a defunct mall as a high-tech hub

06.2015Building, Design, Firm news, Ideas, Places
By admin@stradallc

Every city has them. A large-scale “modern” development that seemed to make sense at the time but almost since its completion hasn’t quite functioned the way it was envisioned. The Allegheny Center Mall in Pittsburgh’s North Side is one example. But an exciting repositioning effort is underway that has the potential to reconnect the threads ...
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Lines in a Sketchbook: A Creative Catalogue

04.2015Building, Design, Ideas, Places
By Joe Bevins, LEED Green Associate

In the 2009 movie “Up in the Air,” George Clooney’s character states, “Photos are for people who can’t remember.” Now, I don’t entirely agree with this statement. I’m somewhat addicted to Instagram and enjoy looking to old pictures. However, Mr. Clooney’s quote raises an interesting point—how do we remember the places, people and events in our ...
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Building leaders within our collaborative practice

04.2015Firm news
By admin@stradallc

Strada’s expansion in recent years has provided the opportunity for several team members to demonstrate their talent and leadership within the firm. Strada is pleased to recognize these individuals with new leadership roles and responsibilities. Senior Associates Sean Beasley, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, and Mason Radkoff, CSI/CCCA, LEED AP BD+C, will take on the role ...
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Market Places—Morocco

04.2015Building, Design, Ideas, Places
By Michael A. Stern, ASLA, LEED AP

Everyone seems to love a good farmers market these days. Goodness knows my wife does – it seemed like she visited every one available in the City of Philadelphia after living here for only a week. And I do too. As a confirmed foodie, I love scrutinizing the latest offering of local wild mushrooms – ...
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Dazzling Transformations—Obsolete Buildings Become Distinctive New Hotels

03.2015Firm news
By Stacey Blankin, Associate

Combining our expertise in historic preservation and adaptive reuse with creative place making, Strada is helping to breathe new life into a series of buildings from the first half of the 20th century. These bold yet elegant designs preserve many of the buildings’ original features to create distinctive hotel experiences. HOTEL MONACO, PITTSBURGH The recently-opened ...
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Dramatic office renovation earns a NAIOP Award

03.2015Firm news
By Stacey Blankin, LEED AP ND

Strada is pleased to announce that the renovation of the 912 Fort Duquesne Boulevard office building received the Best Renovation Award from NAIOP Pittsburgh on March 5, 2015. The award celebrates excellence in development and innovation, and recognizes contributions to the region’s economic vitality. 912 Fort Duquesne Boulevard is a 10-story, 132,366-SF Class A office ...
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Captivated at the Cleveland Museum of Art

03.2015Building, Design, Places
By I-Shan Tam

Last year, I had the chance to visit Cleveland with a small group of Chinese Conversation Club members from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Volunteers of the Club used this trip to introduce Chinese culture to others through food and art. We drove to Cleveland to enjoy dim sum, a traditional Chinese cuisine, for lunch. ...
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