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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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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Fostering conversation about the nation’s energy supply

About the project

The EERC represents a new generation of energy-focused visitor centers and examines the challenge of satisfying the nation’s energy-dependent lifestyle while preserving natural resources. Due to the amount and complexity of the information and the diverse audience, the exhibits are layered and carefully paced with multi-media and manual interactives. A real-time Building Monitoring Station allows visitors to examine the performance of the on-site wind turbine and solar array that supply power to the EERC. Visitors can also calculate their Carbon Footprint and discover ways to improve their impact on the Earth and its resources. A 6-foot sculptural globe interactive presents documentary video and news reports that underscore the interconnectedness of ecosystems—locally, nationally, and internationally.

PSEG adopted the principles of sustainable design at the outset of the project to demonstrate the company’s commitment to sustainability. Green strategies include: reusing a nuclear training facility instead of building anew; diverting 94% of the on-site construction debris from the waste stream; integrating FSC-certified wood, regionally-fabricated products, and rapidly-renewable materials; minimizing the use of halogen lighting; specifying ENERGY STAR® qualified equipment; and designing a minimal, flexible display system to limit the amount of material resources used.

“I believe education centers like this one will help spark American clean energy ingenuity–this country’s greatest source of power–for generations to come.”

– U.S. Senator Tom Carper, chairman of the Senate Clean Air and Nuclear Safety subcommittee

Liberty Bell Center Exhibits

Philadelphia, PA