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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Strada Elevates Five Stradistas!

06.2022

The future is bright at Strada. The firm is committed to turning visions to reality and helping to shape new places across the nation.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Philadelphia Studio

325 Chestnut Street
Suite 909
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Triangle Studio

1011 South Hamilton Rd
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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Designing a new exhibit for The Franklin Institute

07.2013Design, Firm News
By Strada

The focal point of The Franklin Institute’s new LEED-Silver building addition is Your Brain, a dynamic new exhibit that will transport visitors to the scientific frontier of human brain exploration. At the heart of the exhibit is a vibrant Street Scene where visitors will experience their brains in action as they navigate a dizzying array of colors, patterns, shapes, and sounds.

Renderings of bustling Street Scene, designed to befuddle, amaze and delight.

Renderings of bustling Street Scene, designed to befuddle, amaze and delight.

The 1,700-SF Street Scene seamlessly integrates dozens of optical illusions and mind-boggling experiences. “Turn Your World Upside Down” is a 3D experience that literally rotates the room 360 degrees. Guests of Sara Bellum’s Inn will be equally off balance as they navigate a room tilted at 45 degrees.

Interpretive text and illusions seamlessly integrated into the exhibit.

Interpretive text and illusions seamlessly integrated into the exhibit.

UJMN Architects + Designers (now Strada) “master planned” the street, and designed all of the buildings, graphics, signs, and illusions, creating a densely layered experience that will cause visitors to marvel at the capacity of the brain and wonder about its potential.

Storefront elevation illustrating illusions in shop windows.

Storefront elevation illustrating illusions in shop windows.

Strada Elevates Five Stradistas!

06.2022People
By StreetTalk Editor

The future is bright at Strada. The firm is committed to turning visions to reality and helping to shape new places across the nation.
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Transforming Buildings and Spaces for Life Sciences

04.2022Design, Ideas, Places, Stradistas POV
By George Poulin, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Working with researchers to design their facilities is a highly satisfying process. We’ve been fortunate to work within many of Philadelphia’s most iconic buildings to create spaces to foster the next generation of scientific discovery.
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