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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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Strada Elevates Five Stradistas!


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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Toasting Rob Dower, now an Architect

12.2014Firm News
By Leah Patgorski

Amidst the buzz of our office move and the ringing of holiday bells, Rob Dower completed his Architect Registration Exam and became a licensed architect. We are pleased to congratulate Rob and share this official news.

A seven-year veteran at Strada, Rob has worked on a series of projects that cemented the firm’s reputation for cross-disciplinary, contextual design. His understanding of urban planning and architecture allows him to integrate the two at the juncture of city life and buildings, envisioning places such as Bakery Square 2.0, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, and North Shore Place. He recently worked on the design and construction administration of Bakery Living I, an apartment building that is part of Bakery Square 2.0.

Rob received a Bachelor of Architecture, a Master of Architecture, and a Graduate Certificate in Urban Design from Kent State University. He served as a Studio Professor for undergraduate courses during his graduate studies. Rob recently participated in a ULI Advisory Panel focusing on development potential at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, and he continues to gain expertise as a designer and collaborator.


Rob Dower, seated left, during an Urban Land Institute Advisory Panel meeting

Strada Elevates Five Stradistas!

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.

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.