Strada is taking active measures to ensure the health of our Team Members and also to assist in fighting the spread of COVID-19. We closed our physical offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on March 17, 2020. We continue to operate remotely while considering CDC guidelines and recommendations to protect our team and clients for a safe reopening. We anticipate returning to our offices this summer, but will update our plans as new information becomes available.

Meetings will continue to be held virtually, via conference call or may be postponed. All of our Team Members will be working remotely under our work-from-home policy. Due to school and business closings, our staff may be active at various times throughout the day and evening. Please bear with us as we make every effort to stay on schedule and in contact with our clients and business colleagues.

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 Soft Opening Protocol

06.2020

All persons visiting the offices of Strada will follow the Strada Soft Opening Protocol, which includes wearing face masks and social distancing. Please review the Protocol outlined below. If you are not able to Attest to your condition as stated above, you cannot enter the Strada Office.

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Hacking the Gender Gap

04.2016Firm News, Ideas
By Monika Gibson

One of my favorite things about being an architect is the opportunity to meet interesting people. It is also a part of my job to learn about them, about the things they do, about the things they like or dislike. It is crucial for a project to be successful to truly understand who the users are and what type of place would best express their personality. Sometimes it requires a lot of imagination to put our selves in our client’s shoes, but it is always an exciting experience to be a part of their story.

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For the last couple of years, I had a chance to work for some amazing people designing spaces for the Alexis and Jim Pugh Media Innovation Lab and the West Virginia University Reed College of Media (#Mediaino). The second project was completed in January and the spaces have been fully occupied since then.

A few weeks ago I was invited to be a mentor at the “Hack the Gender Gap” Makeathon organized by the College of Media. It was the third edition of the event with the main mission
of trying to get more women involved in technology. At first, I was hesitant about going, since I don’t know much about journalism, and I definitely know nothing about programing, but I decided to jump on a bus and see what it was all about. I was also very curious about experiencing the space from the user’s perspective.

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When I got there and saw a big “Good morning makers” sign on a white board, I felt like I was at the right place. The energy in the space was amazing. The eight female teams from around the country worked on a challenge to find solutions and solve problems using the IoT (Internet of Things). Female mentors and speakers from companies such as NPR, Buzzfeed and the Wall Street Journal were giving presentations and brainstorming with the teams. I couldn’t stay to the next day to see the final presentations but I was very impressed with all the creative ideas.

I also got a lot of good feedback about the building. I was told that the design supported collaboration and made everybody feel very comfortable. And even though it was only one day, I learned so much and met so many amazing, passionate women who are truly trying to hack the gender gap in many fields.

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All photos courtesy of David Smith, West Virginia University Reed College of Media

The very talented Monika Gibson served as the Lead Architectural Designer for the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University. She is currently working on a corporate headquarters for Echo Realty, a new restaurant named Talia, and the Spring Hill Station. Monika also has her own fashion label known as Zuzablue. She has been designing and making clothing and accessories for over six years.

Strada Soft Opening Protocol

06.2020Firm News
By Street Talk Editor

All persons visiting the offices of Strada will follow the Strada Soft Opening Protocol, which includes wearing face masks and social distancing. Please review the Protocol outlined below. If you are not able to Attest to your condition as stated above, you cannot enter the Strada Office.
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Strada Elevates Three Stradistas!

05.2020Firm News, People
By Street Talk Editor

“Strada recognizes the leadership qualities of our diverse, talented and passionate team members. With the elevation of these new Associates, we ensure Strada’s mission and design excellence into the future,” said Al Cuteri, a Founding Principal. “Aaron, Terrie and Mark have each demonstrated their leadership, talent, passion and commitment to Strada’s vision!”
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