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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Hacking the Gender Gap

04.2016Firm news, Ideas
By Monika Gibson

One of my favorite things about being an architect is the opportunity to meet interesting people. It is also a part of my job to learn about them, about the things they do, about the things they like or dislike. It is crucial for a project to be successful to truly understand who the users are ...
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Congratulations Kevan Rutledge on becoming a Registered Architect

03.2016Design, Firm news
By admin@stradallc

It’s hard to envision an effort as demanding as an Ironman Triathlon but the journey to becoming an architect might just be comparable. The first stage—the educational component—typically requires a fifth year of study and is shaped by lengthy studios, regular all-nighters, tortuous crits, and a year-long thesis. Surviving this leads to the second stage—an ...
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Surprises and Challenges

03.2016Design, Firm news, Ideas
By Raymond F. McCaughey, RA, Associate

Having worked at a few professional services firms, I find the work at Strada entails a unique difference from all of the others—at Strada, surprises are good things. And along with the changes of an evolving business world, where each client has a slightly different set of needs to resolve, I often find the best ...
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How design is like quantum physics

02.2016Design, Firm news, Ideas, Uncategorized
By Edward A. Shriver, FAIA

I doubt that architecture and quantum physics have ever been considered in the same sentence, but I’ll argue that they are different perspectives on the same problem. Some background In the early 1900s, physicists worked to explain how sub-atomic particles behaved. The standard (Newtonian) worldview had for centuries described how everything worked, until suddenly it ...
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Strada welcomes Larry Fabbroni, AIA, LEED AP as a new Associate

02.2016Firm news, Places
By admin@stradallc

Strada is delighted to welcome Larry Fabbroni, AIA, LEED AP, to the firm as a new Associate. For the past decade, Larry has specialized in urban design, planning and architectural projects that embrace place making, benefit public and private interests, and increase project values as well as community capital. Larry was an Associate with the ...
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Bakery Living I wins a Best in American Living Award

01.2016Building, Design, Firm news, Places
By Street Talk Editor

Strada is delighted to announce that Bakery Living I, the lively new residential building it designed in Pittsburgh’s East End, received a Best in American Living Award (BALA) from the National Association of Home Builders. BALA winners were announced on January 25, 2016 in Las Vegas. Bakery Living took top honors in the category, “Development ...
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PlaceMapping for resilience in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

01.2016Design, Firm news, Places
By MICHAEL A. STERN, ASLA, LEED AP

I recently had the pleasure of spending a week in the company of some really smart ULI colleagues working on an Advisory Panel in St. Tammany Parish (the equivalent of a county), across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. We were working on resilience planning for the community. Resilience—the new buzzword in planning—has come to replace ...
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Bakery Square: Evolution of an Innovation District

12.2015Building, Design, Firm news, Places
By Stacey Blankin, Associate, LEED AP ND

It is not often that you have an opportunity to design a new urban neighborhood and it’s even more rare to get to see that vision take shape so quickly. Strada’s Master Plan for Bakery Square 2.0 in Pittsburgh envisioned a vibrant innovation district, where residents could live, work and play. And already it is ...
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Fresh Eyes in 2015

11.2015Design, Firm news
By admin@stradallc

Six new designers that joined Strada this year continue to impress with the insights they bring to our work. In January, Chelsey Atkins joined us as a full-time Interior Designer after interning this past fall at Strada while completing her degree. Chelsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh as ...
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Celebrating Joe Bevins, Registered Architect

11.2015Firm news
By admin@stradallc

So you would like to become an architect? This is definitely not a decision to be taken lightly. For those of us who live in houses, work in offices, shop in stores,…in other words, most of us, it is reassuring to know that becoming an architect and maintaining an architectural license require a tremendous amount ...
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