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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Pittsburgh

611 William Penn Place
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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f: 412.471.5704

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Philadelphia

718 Arch Street
Suite 5N
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Planting the seeds of an innovation neighborhood

About the project

The University City Science Center in Philadelphia is a powerful economic engine for the regional economy. UJMN, now Strada, has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with the Science Center stretching back to the design of the Port of Technology in 2000.

The firm served as the local architect to ZGF Architects on the design of the core and shell of this new 10-story, 400,000-SF mixed-use research facility at 3711 Market Street. The building encompasses a 500-car garage and features one of the largest green roofs (34,000 SF) in Philadelphia.

Strada also directed the LEED certification process and subsequently designed the majority of tenant spaces in the building. These include the Science Center’s new offices and Global Soft Landing Labs, an open office for Energy Plus, headquarters for AVID Radiopharmaceuticals, as well as labs and a manufacturing facility for Invisible Sentinel.

Strada also designed spaces such as the Creative Cafe @ Replica and Han Dynasty expansion that added much needed social spaces to the Science Center. Similarly, entrepreneurs, engineers, researchers and funders gather for informal networking events at the Quorum.

 

Center for Science and Technology

La Salle University