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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For a day, new perspectives on the city

09.2013Design, Firm News, Places
By Leah Patgorski

A group from Strada collaborated this month to create a project for PARK/ing Day.

[PARK/ing Day is an annual event where people take over parking spots for one day and convert them into miniature public parks. Read about its origins here.]

The discussion kicked off in Pittsburgh’s pop-up patio on Strawberry Way, where the group schemed over lunch about what kind of park to create. Ideas crystallized around fostering social interaction and introducing people to new views of the city. With flooring material donated by Shaw, boxes donated by floral shop Mocha Rose, cardboard tubes from Tri-State, and chairs lent by the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, the installation came together. Makeshift walls supported a collection of handmade viewfinders, highlighting sights such as the steeple of Smithfield United Church traced in thread, a worm’s eye view, and a streetscape overrun with monsters.

With a little time and not a great deal of money, Strada’s installation for PARK/ing Day championed the artful use of urban space for the benefit of the community. City decision-makers, we hope you are taking notes on the creative adaptations of small parcels of pavement demonstrated annually by this event.

Group meeting to locate the perfect downtown site

Group meeting to locate the perfect downtown site

Grace and Purva setting up the spot on Friday morning

Grace and Purva setting up on Friday morning

Plenty of passersby were curious about our viewfinders

Plenty of passersby were curious about our viewfinders

Viewpoints around our "park" were labeled with information about the architecture in view

Viewpoints around our “park” were labeled with information about the architecture in view

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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