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 names Sean Beasley as next Principal

01.2017

As Strada’s projects continue to multiply and flourish, its leadership is expanding and adapting. We are delighted to announce that the firm’s newest partner is Sean Beasley, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, a talented architect with experience on a range of building types. Sean’s expertise covers residential, commercial, educational, and hospitality projects, but he is particularly ...

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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Sorting patterns of activity in New York City’s Theater District

05.2014Firm news, Ideas, Places
By Edward A. Shriver, FAIA

Principal Ed Shriver has been researching, writing, and speaking for years about how people and commerce interact in urban environments. On Thursday at the AIA’s Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community Conference, he will present New York City’s 42nd Street as a test case. Ed will explain patterns in the urban ecosystem of the Theater District ...
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Think about it! The Franklin Institute’s new exhibit—Your Brain—opens soon.

05.2014Firm news, Places
By admin@stradallc

The Franklin Institute’s new exhibit on the brain is set to open on June 14, 2014. Strada was delighted to work with The Franklin Institute on the design of a crowded Street Scene, a central feature of the exhibit that integrates a dizzying array of illusions. Come wander down the street see how your brain ...
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Tackling an urban design challenge with ULI in Raleigh-Durham

05.2014Design, Firm news, Ideas, Places
By Rob Dower, LEED AP

Many of our staff have been involved in the Urban Land Institute (ULI). This is a volunteer organization comprised of real estate professionals, planners, architects, and corresponding legal and financial disciplines. The mission of ULI is to “provide leadership in the responsible use of land, and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.” Recently, I ...
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Creative forces at Strada

01.2014Firm news, Places
By admin@stradallc

As we look back on 2013 with a grin, we see freshly-completed projects for Google, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and PMC Property Group. The individual achievements of our people, however, are a testament to the talent behind our projects. We are proud to share a few recent stories. Principal John Martine recently led an ...
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The latest additions to our studio

10.2013Firm news
By admin@stradallc

Five new people in the Pittsburgh office have been blinding us with their talents. Back in July, Diana Weidner joined us as Office Administrator. Diana came to us after 20+ years of working at PPG Industries, a giant in the coatings and specialty products industry. Her proactive work ethic and positive outlook were immediately apparent, ...
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For a day, new perspectives on the city

09.2013Design, Firm news, Places
By Leah Patgorski

A group from Strada collaborated this month to create a project for PARK/ing Day. [PARK/ing Day is an annual event where people take over parking spots for one day and convert them into miniature public parks. Read about its origins here.] The discussion kicked off in Pittsburgh’s pop-up patio on Strawberry Way, where the group schemed ...
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Designing a new exhibit for The Franklin Institute

07.2013Design, Firm news
By admin@stradallc

The focal point of The Franklin Institute’s new LEED-Silver building addition is Your Brain, a dynamic new exhibit that will transport visitors to the scientific frontier of human brain exploration. At the heart of the exhibit is a vibrant Street Scene where visitors will experience their brains in action as they navigate a dizzying array ...
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With new office in Philadelphia, Strada has expanded expertise and increased capabilities

06.2013Firm news
By admin@stradallc

We are pleased to announce that UJMN Architects + Designers, an award-winning Philadelphia-based design firm, has joined Strada. The alliance of Strada and UJMN forges a dynamic design firm with expanded resources and visionary leadership to assist a wide array of clients, from universities and cultural institutions to commercial developers, and everything in between. The ...
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A national award for Market Square Place

11.2012Design, Firm news, Places
By Leah Patgorski

This summer, we were elated to learn that the Market Square Place project would be honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). The catch: we were instructed to keep quiet about the award until the NTHP ceremony, which finally took place on Friday, November 2nd. Therefore, we are now free to trumpet the news. ...
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