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 Welcomes a New Marketing Manager, Rhonda L. Bolding, CPSM

10.2017

Strada is delighted to welcome Rhonda L. Bolding, CPSM to the firm’s talented and innovative team as our new Marketing Manager. Bolding will manage firm-wide marketing and public relations activities to support the strategic goals and vision of Strada, and to enhance their competitive position. Bolding’s focus will include local and regional markets as well ...

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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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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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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Strada’s Pittsburgh office is on the move

12.2014Design, Firm news, Ideas, Places, Uncategorized
By Melanie Sloan

Close Quarters In 2002 when Strada first moved into its current space on Liberty Avenue in Pittsburgh, there were fourteen people and space was ample. That same space now holds 31 people and growing. A studio that once embodied the open-air feel of a lofty workspace now more closely resembles a “studio apartment,” in which ...
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Don’t let the meter run out

10.2014Design, Ideas, Places
By Stacey Humphreys Blankin, LEED ND

Ah, the revered parking spot: it’s close; it’s convenient. At times it’s worth doing circles for, maybe making an aggressive move towards, and even paying a hefty fee, all to claim a temporary place to keep our four-wheeled vehicles safe and sound. But in the end, that’s pretty much it… That’s all they do. String ...
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The Joy of Entrepreneurship

08.2014Design, Ideas
By George Poulin, AIA, LEED AP

The design community is overwrought with certain buzzwords. Among them are the terms Collaboration, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Academic institutions are in a race to develop programs and build new spaces that foster all three. But a few moveable tables and comfortable lounge seats do not an entrepreneur make. I’ve had the tremendous opportunity to work ...
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It’s in the details

08.2014Design, Ideas, Places
By Dina F. Snider, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

I recently went on a summer vacation with my family and enjoyed using my time to appreciate the art of details in architecture. Sometimes it takes removing us from our typical environment to make everyday details become more visible to us. Hotel architecture sometimes takes this to the extreme with custom light fixtures shaped like ...
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Walking the (Strade) Streets of Philadelphia

07.2014Design, Firm news, Ideas, Places
By Michael A. Stern, ASLA, LEED AP

As soon as I arrived in Philadelphia a few weeks ago, I was immediately struck—as an urbanist—by how varied in character the streets of the city are—ranging from the grand, rather pompous monumentality of the Ben Franklin Parkway, to the neighborly intimacy of many of the residential streets, down to the tiny alleys and passages. ...
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Designing for stormwater, naturally.

07.2014Design, Ideas
By Claudia Saladin

“April showers bring May flowers” goes the saying. But often those showers also bring flooding and “combined sewer overflow events,” where stormwater mixes with untreated sewage in old combination sewers and flows untreated into our rivers and streams. These problems have increased over time through an abundance of paving and buildings, too little green space, ...
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