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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6 Signs Your Office Needs a Refresh

10.2017

When was the last time you refreshed your office, academic, or social space? If the answer is 10 years or more, it’s definitely time to consider making updates. Maintaining a workplace that is relevant and performative is critical to keeping a sharp competitive edge. It also helps recruit and retain the best talent while improving ...

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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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Congress for New Urbanism awards ongoing success of Market Square Place

06.2014Building, Firm news, Places
By Administrator

The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) honored the Market Square Place project with a Charter Award of Merit for the Best Block as part of its 2014 Global Awards Program for Excellence in Urban Design. Designed by Strada and developed by Millcraft Investments, Market Square Place exemplifies the tenets of smart urban development. By joining ...
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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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The lowly metal lid

05.2014Design, Ideas, Places
By Ray McCaughey, RA

Designers of all stripes take mental pictures all the time. They build mental catalogs of elements of the world that many take for granted, or never notice at all. Designers like details that inspire them, or things that they note are beautiful, because adding those touches to an environment pays the design-karma forward. Today’s example ...
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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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A captivating glimpse of Hong Kong and Macau

04.2014Places
By Sam Kriegler

This April, I found myself traveling to Hong Kong on vacation with virtually no idea of what to expect. My brother has been living there for about a year and invited me to visit. So I grabbed my camera and blindly hopped on the plane for a 16-hour flight. My brother’s apartment is in the ...
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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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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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