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 Abby Mountain to Senior Associate

02.2018

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 ...

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Market Places—Morocco

04.2015Building, Design, Ideas, Places
By Michael A. Stern, ASLA, LEED AP

Everyone seems to love a good farmers market these days. Goodness knows my wife does – it seemed like she visited every one available in the City of Philadelphia after living here for only a week. And I do too. As a confirmed foodie, I love scrutinizing the latest offering of local wild mushrooms – ...
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Dazzling Transformations—Obsolete Buildings Become Distinctive New Hotels

03.2015Firm News
By Stacey Blankin, Associate

Combining our expertise in historic preservation and adaptive reuse with creative place making, Strada is helping to breathe new life into a series of buildings from the first half of the 20th century. These bold yet elegant designs preserve many of the buildings’ original features to create distinctive hotel experiences. HOTEL MONACO, PITTSBURGH The recently-opened ...
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Dramatic office renovation earns a NAIOP Award

03.2015Firm News
By Stacey Blankin, LEED AP ND

Strada is pleased to announce that the renovation of the 912 Fort Duquesne Boulevard office building received the Best Renovation Award from NAIOP Pittsburgh on March 5, 2015. The award celebrates excellence in development and innovation, and recognizes contributions to the region’s economic vitality. 912 Fort Duquesne Boulevard is a 10-story, 132,366-SF Class A office ...
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Captivated at the Cleveland Museum of Art

03.2015Building, Design, Places
By I-Shan Tam

Last year, I had the chance to visit Cleveland with a small group of Chinese Conversation Club members from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. Volunteers of the Club used this trip to introduce Chinese culture to others through food and art. We drove to Cleveland to enjoy dim sum, a traditional Chinese cuisine, for lunch. ...
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Turning the lights back on along the Delaware Waterfront

02.2015Building, Design, Ideas, Places
By Aaron Bell

In light of recent news, it’s hard not to get excited about the PECO Power Station as it is now under new ownership with bold plans for the future. Back in 2011, during my thesis year of architecture school at the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, I focused my research and design proposal on ...
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Storytelling in Architecture: Learning from Pixar

02.2015Building, Ideas, Uncategorized
By Grace Ding

Story is important in architecture. It is seen in how a new building continues the story of an existing place. It is used verbally to convey how a design was developed. And it is experienced as one moves through the resulting spaces of a project. Story is everywhere, whether we are aware of it or ...
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New hotel opens in a very convenient location

01.2015Building, Design, Places
By Leah Patgorski

A new Hotel Monaco opened yesterday, after months of anticipation, in the 1903 Duquesne Light Company Building. Strada has enjoyed a daily view of the countdown to this opening because our new Pittsburgh office overlooks the hotel’s primary entrance on William Penn Way. We have seen doormen trained, windows polished, and leafy festoons added to ...
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Happy New Year!

01.2015Firm News, Ideas, Uncategorized
By All of us at Strada

As we look ahead to 2015, we asked everyone at Strada to share a resolution for the new year. We thought you might enjoy hearing what some of us hope to make, learn, visit, and share. I WANT TO MAKE… pretty things, friends, and a difference. —Grace I WANT TO MAKE… a mobile for over ...
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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 ...
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Reinvigorating our industrial loft in Philadelphia

12.2014Building, Design, Firm News, Places
By Stacey Humphreys Blankin, LEED ND

Creating a dynamic workspace is a messy business. We have been learning this first-hand in Philadelphia where we are immersed in the excitement of an extensive renovation, and a fair amount of dust! No more private offices. Gone are the built-in partitions that delineated expansive (by today’s standards) work surfaces where architects once drafted by ...
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