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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Elevating law education at West Virginia University

About this project

Strada designed the comprehensive master plan for the West Virginia University’s College of Law, the second phase of which was a transformative new addition and renovation. The completion of this phase in Spring 2014 has already elevated the school’s capabilities as well as its public image. The new 30,000-SF addition to the east side of the existing building forms a grand new entry that addresses the WVU campus. Adjoining the entry colonnade is a new green roof terrace where students and faculty can gather. Inside, new spaces have enhanced many important functions for the school.

Coming in through the dramatic colonnade, one finds the main building corridor, a central social gathering space for students. To the left, a corridor of state-of-the-art classrooms captures dramatic views towards the stadium and provides venues for students to collaborate, study, and rehearse being in the courtroom. At right upon entry is the new Dean’s Suite, with a refined reception area and private offices for the school’s leadership. A spacious conference room one floor above looks through the colonnade towards the campus and mountains beyond.

Photos courtesy of Dennis Marsico and Landau Building Company

"A law school is more than a building, but these new facilities will reinforce who we are and what we do at WVU Law."

– Gregory W. Bowman, Interim Dean, WVU College of Law

Barco Law School Library

University of Pittsburgh

The Thornburgh Room

University of Pittsburgh