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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Meet Our 2017 Summer Interns

07.2017

Every year, Strada welcomes several interns into our offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. They use this time as a break from school and a peek into their post-college careers, assisting the full-time project teams with creating exceptional spaces and places. We asked our interns to answer a few questions about their experience at Strada thus ...

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611 William Penn Place
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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f: 412.471.5704

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Philadelphia

718 Arch Street
Suite 5N
Philadelphia, PA 19106

p: 215.440.0190
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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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With new office in Philadelphia, Strada has expanded expertise and increased capabilities

06.2013Firm news
By admin@stradallc

We are pleased to announce that UJMN Architects + Designers, an award-winning Philadelphia-based design firm, has joined Strada. The alliance of Strada and UJMN forges a dynamic design firm with expanded resources and visionary leadership to assist a wide array of clients, from universities and cultural institutions to commercial developers, and everything in between. The ...
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Restoration and replicas complete, lions once again guard bank

06.2013Building
By admin@stradallc

The fountain at the point isn’t the only icon of downtown Pittsburgh that returned this month – the pair of lions of Dollar Bank also reappeared on their pedestals. Below is a timeline for these giants of Fourth Avenue. 1843  Max Kohler, who would become a stone mason and emigrate to Pittsburgh, was born in Germany. 1871  Kohler ...
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Bakery Square 2.0: more than meets the eye

02.2013Building, Design
By Leah Patgorski

A chilly ceremony on Valentine’s Day marked the official groundbreaking for a very significant project at Strada, Bakery Square 2.0. The focus throughout this project has been to build on the success of the first part of Bakery Square and create a complete neighborhood where people could live, work, and play within one tightly knit community. ...
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The importance of Weavers Way

01.2013Building, Ideas
By George Poulin

Every community needs a Weavers Way. Not literally a cooperative market with fresh produce and locally sourced food (as nice as that would be!), but a place that a community can call their own. For the Philadelphia neighborhood of Mt. Airy, Weavers Way Co-op is a reflection of the values and ideas of the people ...
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Larimer neighborhood seen through various lenses, on the edge of change

12.2012Ideas, Places
By Leah Patgorski

Larimer is a neighborhood in Pittsburgh’s East End. As a plateau framed by two valleys, Negley Run and Two-Mile Run, it is hydrologically interesting. As a once-thriving community that has faced hard times since the 1960s, but is seeing sparks of renewal, it is also politically and socially interesting. The news around this storied neighborhood has held our ...
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A national award for Market Square Place

11.2012Design, Firm news, Places
By Leah Patgorski

This summer, we were elated to learn that the Market Square Place project would be honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). The catch: we were instructed to keep quiet about the award until the NTHP ceremony, which finally took place on Friday, November 2nd. Therefore, we are now free to trumpet the news. ...
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Mayor Nutter’s green vision exemplified by Friends Center

08.2012Building, Design
By Stacey Blankin

Take a look at Mayor Michael Nutter sitting atop the green roof of Friends Center on the cover of GRID Magazine (August 2012). A fitting backdrop for the Mayor’s vision of a green Philadelphia, Friends’ green roof was installed as part of the Center’s innovative sustainable renovation, designed by UJMN (now Strada) and a talented ...
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