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 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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05.2019People, Uncategorized
By Street Talk Editor

Strada is delighted to welcome Jesse H. Pointon, AIA, to the firm as a new Associate. For the past twenty-one years, he has specialized in delivering finely detailed projects that celebrate people, place making, and serve to elevate their community.

“Jesse is an excellent addition to our team. His leadership, experience and technical proficiency will be a strong asset as we continue to grow,” said Alan Cuteri a Founding Principal of Strada.”

Jesse joined Strada from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s (BCJ) Philadelphia Office, where he was an Associate. He honed his skills leading project teams for diverse, complex, and technically-demanding projects for clients such as Apple, Blue Bottle, Lehigh University, University of Pennsylvania, and the Agnes Irwin School, among many others. He was also the project lead for the Gary M. Sumers Recreation Center at Washington University in St. Louis, which received an Honor Award from AIA Philadelphia. Jesse also served as a firm-wide resource for best practices and quality control at BCJ.

“I have wanted to be an Architect since I was thirteen,” Jesse noted. “Having my dream job is something I never take for granted. My expertise lies in the craft of Architecture, and that has been my focus since I was a student. I’ve always been passionate about detail, and I think ahead on how to make intricate details a reality from the initial concept.”

A 2002 graduate of Drexel University’s 2+4 Architecture Program, Jesse began his career at MGA Partners, where he developed for 9 years working on a broad range of complex and finely-crafted projects.

An active contributor in his community, Jesse is an appointed member of both the Haverford Township Planning and Historical Commissions. He volunteers his free time to his sons’ school PTO. Jesse also loves to serve as a coach and manager of his sons’ soccer teams. A native of Trenton, NJ, Jesse currently lives in Ardmore, PA with his wife, Angela, two sons, and dog, Bernie.

Strada is a cross-disciplinary design firm where architects, interior designers, landscape architects, graphic designers, and urban designers collaborate closely both internally and externally with clients to create extraordinary places for people.

We Design With People In Mind®.

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.