Fresh ideas about design
We are pleased to announce that UJMN Architects + Designers, an award-winning Philadelphia-based design firm, has joined Strada. The alliance of Strada and UJMN forges a dynamic design firm with expanded resources and visionary leadership to assist a wide array of clients, from universities and cultural institutions to commercial developers, and everything in between. The comprehensive design firm will operate offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, servicing clients nationwide.
“UJMN is looking forward to new opportunities with Strada,” states UJMN principal Robert W. McCauley, AIA. “We have a rich 46-year legacy in Philadelphia and will continue to provide a high level of design and service to our valued clients in the city and surrounding region. We look forward to the next chapter in our continued growth and the ability to take on new, complex opportunities.”
“As always, Strada will create exceptional places and provide unparalleled service to our clients and their colleagues,” says Strada Principal Edward A. Shriver, FAIA. “Working closely as one unified firm, Strada will offer an array of integrated design services under one banner and continue to encourage the free exchange of ideas in order to strengthen the fundamental infrastructure of our communities.”
Strada will continue to pursue the core projects that have traditionally been its focus, such as retail and corporate development, historic and neighborhood preservation, public landscapes, higher education, and sustainable design. Now the firm will also pursue projects and creative services that have been the concentration of UJMN’s practice, including science and technology facilities, research park buildings, museums and visitor centers, as well as exhibit and graphic design services.
UJMN was founded in 1967 and has designed notable projects such as Philadelphia’s Liberty Bell Center Exhibits, La Salle University’s Center for Science and Technology, and the LEED-Platinum Renovation of Friends Center.
Collectively, the design and construction industry has risen to the challenge and we’re diligently doing our part in reducing the amount of waste generated, however statistics don’t lie… We still have a long way to go!
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