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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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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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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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Turning the lights back on along the Delaware Waterfront

02.2015Building, Design, Ideas, Places
By Aaron Bell

In light of recent news, it’s hard not to get excited about the PECO Power Station as it is now under new ownership with bold plans for the future. Back in 2011, during my thesis year of architecture school at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, I focused my research and design proposal on ...
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Storytelling in Architecture: Learning from Pixar

02.2015Building, Ideas, Uncategorized
By Grace Ding

Story is important in architecture. It is seen in how a new building continues the story of an existing place. It is used verbally to convey how a design was developed. And it is experienced as one moves through the resulting spaces of a project. Story is everywhere, whether we are aware of it or ...
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New hotel opens in a very convenient location

01.2015Building, Design, Places
By Leah Patgorski

A new Hotel Monaco opened yesterday, after months of anticipation, in the 1903 Duquesne Light Company Building. Strada has enjoyed a daily view of the countdown to this opening because our new Pittsburgh office overlooks the hotel’s primary entrance on William Penn Way. We have seen doormen trained, windows polished, and leafy festoons added to ...
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Reinvigorating our industrial loft in Philadelphia

12.2014Building, Design, Firm news, Places
By Stacey Humphreys Blankin, LEED ND

Creating a dynamic workspace is a messy business. We have been learning this first-hand in Philadelphia where we are immersed in the excitement of an extensive renovation, and a fair amount of dust! No more private offices. Gone are the built-in partitions that delineated expansive (by today’s standards) work surfaces where architects once drafted by ...
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Going Fast in Low Gear

12.2014Building, Design, Places
By Alan J. Cuteri

Technology continues to evolve and accelerate, affecting most everything we do. The avalanche of apps and smart technology over the past decade has created a robust level of expectations that everything can be accomplished at the speed of an electron. It is exciting and also brain numbing for anyone over 50, but we learn to ...
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First glimpses of Pittsburgh’s Bakery Living

06.2014Building, Design, Firm news, Places
By Street Talk Editor

Sixteen months after a chilly groundbreaking in February 2013, a new type of apartment building for Pittsburgh is nearing completion in the East End. As construction crews finalize their work on Bakery Living, at least 50% of the 175 apartments are already occupied and residents continue to arrive. Their new digs feature a unique set ...
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Congress for New Urbanism awards ongoing success of Market Square Place

06.2014Building, Firm news, Places
By Administrator

The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) honored the Market Square Place project with a Charter Award of Merit for the Best Block as part of its 2014 Global Awards Program for Excellence in Urban Design. Designed by Strada and developed by Millcraft Investments, Market Square Place exemplifies the tenets of smart urban development. By joining ...
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CSI/Building Enclosure Council Seminar Day

05.2014Building, Design, Firm news, Ideas
By Joshua T Lessard, Assoc. AIA, CSI

This past week, Strada Principal Chris Kenney set Philadelphia’s Center for Architecture buzzing with industry experts engaging in a dialogue on Net-Zero and Net-Positive design. The annual CSI/Building Enclosure Council Seminar Day brings together representatives from viewpoints and professions as wide and varied as architects, engineers, scientists, manufacturers, and politicians to discuss many of the ...
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