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Strada, an industry leader in cross-disciplinary design, is excited to announce the elevation of Abby Mountain to Senior Associate.
“Abby has been instrumental to Strada’s growth and success since 2002, and we are thrilled to advance her to this important position,” said Al Cuteri, firm principal and human resources leader.
Abby joined Strada nearly 16 years ago and after five years moved to another firm. She returned to Strada in 2012 and quickly proved herself as a thought leader and talented architect and became an Associate of the firm three years later. Her sweet spot is planning and design for institutional clients. Abby has a special gift for comprehending an institution’s goals and realizing them through architecture.
As a Senior Associate, she will continue to create extraordinary places for people while keeping Strada at the top of its game as a mentor to younger staff and as a thought leader engaging clients in a focused, collaborative and inspiring design process.
Abby is a graduate of Kent State University where she earned a Master of Architecture in Urban Design, a Bachelor of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Science. Abby is a registered architect and a certified planner.
Currently, Abby is leading projects for the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and West Virginia University, while contributing her expertise to other exciting projects throughout the office.
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