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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Celebrating Joe Bevins, Registered Architect

11.2015Firm news
By admin@stradallc

So you would like to become an architect? This is definitely not a decision to be taken lightly. For those of us who live in houses, work in offices, shop in stores,…in other words, most of us, it is reassuring to know that becoming an architect and maintaining an architectural license require a tremendous amount ...
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AIA Pittsburgh Honors Two Strada Projects with Design Awards

10.2015Building, Design, Firm news, Places
By admin@stradallc

Strada was delighted to have two of its projects recognized by AIA Pittsburgh as part of the Design Pittsburgh 2015 Awards competition on October 22, 2015. The Cathedral Campus for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston received one of only two Honor Awards given for Architecture. The design is an exemplary exercise in campus place making that ...
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Reflections from the Tour de France

10.2015Ideas, Places
By Dina F. Snider, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

I recently had a chance with my family to travel to the south of France for the last four stages of the Tour de France. It was in a region that I had experienced previously only by train as I traveled in Europe while in college. This visit was enlightening to see how the small ...
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Lessons from the 2015 AIA Knowledge Summit

09.2015Building, Design, Ideas
By Edward A. Shriver, FAIA

“Is knowledge knowable? If so, how do we know that?” —Nicholas Rombus, Carnegie Mellon University Professor, 1972 I spent the last couple of days with some of the smartest people I’ve ever known. This was AIA’s third Knowledge Summit, and I have been privileged to join each session. In fact, I was the only non-AIA ...
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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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