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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Carving a high school out of a historic office building

About this project

City Charter High School, an award-winning urban school, sought a larger space that would continue to support its educational philosophies. Strada worked with the school to renovate the first five floors of the former AT&T Building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The school project also had to negotiate the other adaptive reuse project in the building, apartments on the upper floors which required separate entrances and systems.

The project team reshaped the spaces of the former offices to support the school’s innovative educational approach, creating classrooms for collaborative teaching, laboratory classrooms, space for applied technology training, and a fresh foods cafeteria. An auditorium that was used by AT&T for company presentations was refurbished to support the school’s music and performance programs. Throughout the project, the team worked to retain period details of the interior such as original woodwork, light fixtures, and aluminum details.

George K. Cupples Stadium

South Side, Pittsburgh

Mifflin School

Lincoln Place, Pittsburgh