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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The Integrated Design Practice

04.2018

"The more complex the ecosystem and the greater the diversity of its parts, the more successfully it can resist and recover quickly from stress. "

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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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Toasting Rob Dower, now an Architect

12.2014Firm news
By Leah Patgorski

Amidst the buzz of our office move and the ringing of holiday bells, Rob Dower completed his Architect Registration Exam and became a licensed architect. We are pleased to congratulate Rob and share this official news. A seven-year veteran at Strada, Rob has worked on a series of projects that cemented the firm’s reputation for ...
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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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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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Ideas and inspiration from SCUP-49

08.2014Firm news, Ideas
By Robert McCauley, AIA

I recently attended the SCUP Annual International Conference in Pittsburgh on July 13-16 with about 1500 other members and attendees. SCUP, the Society for College and University Planning, has been the premier planning forum for higher education for 49 years. It is also an excellent conference venue to keep abreast of emerging trends on campuses ...
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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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Welcome to Pittsburgh, SCUP-49!

07.2014Firm news
By admin@stradallc

We are delighted to welcome fellow SCUPers to Pittsburgh for the 49th annual international conference, “Plan for Transformation,” on July 12-16. Established in 1965, the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) is a dynamic community of leaders in the field of higher education who direct academic, strategic and campus planning efforts. Many of Strada’s ...
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Notes from John’s visit to New York City

06.2014Firm news, Places
By John Martine, AIA

Last month I was in New York attending two back-to-back AIA Knowledge Committee study seminars. The first was a one-day whirlwind examination of the revitalization of the 42nd Street/Broadway area, organized by Strada partner Ed Shriver, founder of the AIA Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Committee. Lectures were held in the New Amsterdam Theater in what ...
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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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