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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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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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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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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Happy New Year!

01.2015Firm news, Ideas, Uncategorized
By All of us at Strada

As we look ahead to 2015, we asked everyone at Strada to share a resolution for the new year. We thought you might enjoy hearing what some of us hope to make, learn, visit, and share. I WANT TO MAKE… pretty things, friends, and a difference. —Grace I WANT TO MAKE… a mobile for over ...
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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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A View from the Front Row of Forbes Under 30 Summit

11.2014Firm news, Ideas
By Joshua T Lessard, Assoc. AIA, CSI

“The largest, most exclusive gathering of young entrepreneurs and game-changers in the world.” Author Randall Lane’s description of the Forbes Under 30 Summit is high praise. From star-studded lectures, panels, concerts, fashion shows, food competitions, quizzo, collaboration dinners, running meet-ups, and everything else… Forbes demonstrated that it understands how to identify and entertain emerging trendsetters. As ...
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Places Revisited

10.2014Ideas, Places
By Amanda Miller

I recently returned to my alma mater on what could be described as a yearly pilgrimage to the autumnal season-defining sport of gridiron and leatherheads. While football games are the unabashed impetus to a gathering of friends for the weekend, returning year after year provides a unique perspective on place over time. Increasingly I realize ...
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