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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The Integrated Design Practice

04.2018

"The more complex the ecosystem and the greater the diversity of its parts, the more successfully it can resist and recover quickly from stress. "

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Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Re-envisioning a historic school building

An isosceles triangle in plan, the monumental Schenley High School opened in 1916 at the edge of the Oakland neighborhood and was the first high school in the United States to cost more than one million dollars to build. The school functioned for nearly a century until closed down by the public school system.

Since, 2012, Strada has been working with PMC Property Group to re-envision the historic school’s rooms as apartments and amenity spaces, at the same time tackling the many logistical issues that are part of this adaptive reuse project. The building provides approximately 175 units aimed at graduate students attending nearby universities.

Photography use courtesy of PMC Property Group

Penn at Walnut on Highland

East Liberty, Pittsburgh, PA

Cardinal Hotel at the R.J. Reynolds Building

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Bakery Living I and II

Bakery Square, Pittsburgh