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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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MEET OUR NEW CFO/CONTROLLER BONNIE CULP

08.2020

“The Leadership Team at Strada is thrilled to have found such a highly qualified, unique, intelligent and talented individual to be our new CFO/Controller." - Al Cuteri

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Congress for New Urbanism awards ongoing success of Market Square Place

06.2014Building, Firm News, Places
By Administrator

The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) honored the Market Square Place project with a Charter Award of Merit for the Best Block as part of its 2014 Global Awards Program for Excellence in Urban Design.

Designed by Strada and developed by Millcraft Investments, Market Square Place exemplifies the tenets of smart urban development. By joining together seven historic buildings in downtown Pittsburgh, it tackled adaptive reuse at multiple scales and established a model for the preservation of historic urban fabric. It also drew a thriving new mix of tenants, residents, and visitors to a block that was long vacant.

The results of this project affirm the principles of CNU, most specifically by treating the district as a cultural and historical resource and by supporting a livable, walkable, safe, and publicly accessible streetscape that re-establishes the continuity of an urban society.

Revitalization of this block illustrated the possibilities for downtown development and has paved the way for other adaptive reuse projects nearby. Market Square Place is now a cornerstone of a thriving commercial district and a public square that hosts a robust range of programming, including outdoor markets, holiday performances, and large-scale art installations.

The award was presented at the 22nd Annual Congress for the New Urbanism in Buffalo, New York on June 5, 2014. Strada accepted the award on behalf of the project team of Millcraft Investments, developer; Tedco Construction, general contractor; Atlantic Engineering Services, structural engineer; Tower Construction Services, MEP engineer; DRS Architects, designers of the YMCA fit-out; and Dennis Marsico, project photographer.

Congress for New Urbanism’s feature about Market Square Place.

Cast iron façade on Forbes Avenue (This photo and top photo: Dennis Marsico)

Cast iron façade on Forbes Avenue (This photo and top photo: Dennis Marsico)

Farmers’ Market in the square; Market Square Place beyond at left (photo: Strada)

Farmers’ Market in the square; Market Square Place beyond at left (photo: Strada)

MEET OUR NEW CFO/CONTROLLER BONNIE CULP

08.2020Firm News, People
By Street Talk Editor

“The Leadership Team at Strada is thrilled to have found such a highly qualified, unique, intelligent and talented individual to be our new CFO/Controller." - Al Cuteri
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The 2020 Experience: Strada’s Annual T-Shirt Competition

07.2020People
By Street Talk Editor

For the past 4 years, Strada has engaged employees in an Annual Summer T-shirt Design contest. The prompt for this year was “The 2020 Experience.”
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