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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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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®.


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

The 2020 Experience: Strada’s Annual T-Shirt Competition

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.”