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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Don’t Waste… DONATE!

08.2018

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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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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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.

Don’t Waste… DONATE!

08.2018Ideas
By Chelsey Atkins, LEED Green Associate

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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Office Culture

07.2018Ideas, People, Places
By Lawrence J. Fabbroni, AIA

For our team, successes are sweet, but the anticipation of the next challenge is what drives us the most.
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