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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Strada trailblazers, moving on

01.2017

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 ...

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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Innovation on display at SCUP Midatlantic Conference

04.2014Building, Design, Ideas
By Stacey Blankin, LEED ND

Where does an idea come from? And how does it become more than just a thought? Well, if you are anything like me, it is time to step away from your desk and start tossing ideas around with your peers and colleagues. One theme that came up again and again at the SCUP Mid-Atlantic Regional ...
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Where coffee talk turns into concepts that are fit to print

03.2014Design
By admin@stradallc

Strada relishes collaborations with innovators like Keith Leaphart, founder of The Creative Café@Replica. Located at the Science Center in University City, a cafe combining printing services with delicious coffee now seems like an obvious addition for such a hotbed of innovation and creativity. The hybrid café, designed by Strada, is featured here in the Philadelphia ...
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Rooms for brainstorming and broadcasting

03.2014Design
By Leah Patgorski

With the dynamism of the field of contemporary journalism and our natural interest in collaborative spaces, Strada is glad to be working on a project with West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. This school is known for offering an innovative curriculum and hands-on experiences that prepare students to become players in the ...
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Creative forces at Strada

01.2014Firm news, Places
By admin@stradallc

As we look back on 2013 with a grin, we see freshly-completed projects for Google, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and PMC Property Group. The individual achievements of our people, however, are a testament to the talent behind our projects. We are proud to share a few recent stories. Principal John Martine recently led an ...
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Sustainable living and community revitalization in Camden

01.2014Design, Ideas
By admin@stradallc

Can one new building revitalize an entire community? This is the modest goal that the RENEW Building in Camden is trying to achieve. Developed by Parkside Business and Community in Partnership, the first new building in the Parkside neighborhood in over 40 years is targeting LEED-Platinum certification. Strada is developing exhibits to interpret the building’s ...
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The University City Science Center is expanding again

01.2014Building, Design
By admin@stradallc

A new gateway is taking shape at 38th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, which will form a prominent portal to the Science Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.  The 11-story tower is being developed by the Science Center and Wexford Science & Technology. Strada is proud to again serve as the Associate Architect to ZGF ...
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There’s nothing standard about this exhibit

10.2013Design
By admin@stradallc

How do you measure and set standards for things as intangible as light, or as strong as structural steel for skyscrapers? This is the charge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the products and services of which are used in the design of the smart power grid, satellites, lasers, atomic clocks, bulletproof ...
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The latest additions to our studio

10.2013Firm news
By admin@stradallc

Five new people in the Pittsburgh office have been blinding us with their talents. Back in July, Diana Weidner joined us as Office Administrator. Diana came to us after 20+ years of working at PPG Industries, a giant in the coatings and specialty products industry. Her proactive work ethic and positive outlook were immediately apparent, ...
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For a day, new perspectives on the city

09.2013Design, Firm news, Places
By Leah Patgorski

A group from Strada collaborated this month to create a project for PARK/ing Day. [PARK/ing Day is an annual event where people take over parking spots for one day and convert them into miniature public parks. Read about its origins here.] The discussion kicked off in Pittsburgh’s pop-up patio on Strawberry Way, where the group schemed ...
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Designing a new exhibit for The Franklin Institute

07.2013Design, Firm news
By admin@stradallc

The focal point of The Franklin Institute’s new LEED-Silver building addition is Your Brain, a dynamic new exhibit that will transport visitors to the scientific frontier of human brain exploration. At the heart of the exhibit is a vibrant Street Scene where visitors will experience their brains in action as they navigate a dizzying array ...
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