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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Transforming Buildings and Spaces for Life Sciences

04.2022

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.

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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Philadelphia Studio

325 Chestnut Street
Suite 909
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Triangle Studio

1011 South Hamilton Rd
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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Promoting disruptive innovation for social change in the mountains of West Virginia

06.2016Building, Design, Firm News, Ideas, Places
By Dana Coester, Creative Director, WVU Reed College of Media

Strada recently celebrated the opening of Evansdale Crossing, a five-story, 100,000-SF mixed-use social hub that is interspersed with academic spaces on West Virginia University’s Evansdale campus. Strategically located at the heart of the building is Reed College of Media’s dynamic new Media Innovation Center. We invited Dana Coester, the Creative Director of the Media Innovation ...
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Congratulations Kevan Rutledge on becoming a Registered Architect

03.2016Design, Firm News
By Strada

It’s hard to envision an effort as demanding as an Ironman Triathlon but the journey to becoming an architect might just be comparable. The first stage—the educational component—typically requires a fifth year of study and is shaped by lengthy studios, regular all-nighters, tortuous crits, and a year-long thesis. Surviving this leads to the second stage—an ...
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Surprises and Challenges

03.2016Design, Firm News, Ideas
By Raymond F. McCaughey, RA, Associate

Having worked at a few professional services firms, I find the work at Strada entails a unique difference from all of the others—at Strada, surprises are good things. And along with the changes of an evolving business world, where each client has a slightly different set of needs to resolve, I often find the best ...
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How design is like quantum physics

02.2016Design, Firm News, Ideas, Uncategorized
By Edward A. Shriver, FAIA

I doubt that architecture and quantum physics have ever been considered in the same sentence, but I’ll argue that they are different perspectives on the same problem. Some background In the early 1900s, physicists worked to explain how sub-atomic particles behaved. The standard (Newtonian) worldview had for centuries described how everything worked, until suddenly it ...
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Bakery Living I wins a Best in American Living Award

01.2016Building, Design, Firm News, Places
By Street Talk Editor

Strada is delighted to announce that Bakery Living I, the lively new residential building it designed in Pittsburgh’s East End, received a Best in American Living Award (BALA) from the National Association of Home Builders. BALA winners were announced on January 25, 2016 in Las Vegas. Bakery Living took top honors in the category, “Development ...
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PlaceMapping for resilience in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana

01.2016Design, Firm News, Places
By MICHAEL A. STERN, ASLA, LEED AP

I recently had the pleasure of spending a week in the company of some really smart ULI colleagues working on an Advisory Panel in St. Tammany Parish (the equivalent of a county), across Lake Pontchartrain from New Orleans. We were working on resilience planning for the community. Resilience—the new buzzword in planning—has come to replace ...
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Bakery Square: Evolution of an Innovation District

12.2015Building, Design, Firm News, Places
By Stacey Blankin, Associate, LEED AP ND

It is not often that you have an opportunity to design a new urban neighborhood and it’s even more rare to get to see that vision take shape so quickly. Strada’s Master Plan for Bakery Square 2.0 in Pittsburgh envisioned a vibrant innovation district, where residents could live, work and play. And already it is ...
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Fresh Eyes in 2015

11.2015Design, Firm News
By Strada

Six new designers that joined Strada this year continue to impress with the insights they bring to our work. In January, Chelsey Atkins joined us as a full-time Interior Designer after interning this past fall at Strada while completing her degree. Chelsey holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh as ...
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AIA Pittsburgh Honors Two Strada Projects with Design Awards

10.2015Building, Design, Firm News, Places
By Strada

Strada was delighted to have two of its projects recognized by AIA Pittsburgh as part of the Design Pittsburgh 2015 Awards competition on October 22, 2015. The Cathedral Campus for the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston received one of only two Honor Awards given for Architecture. The design is an exemplary exercise in campus place making that ...
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Lessons from the 2015 AIA Knowledge Summit

09.2015Building, Design, Ideas
By Edward A. Shriver, FAIA

“Is knowledge knowable? If so, how do we know that?” —Nicholas Rombus, Carnegie Mellon University Professor, 1972 I spent the last couple of days with some of the smartest people I’ve ever known. This was AIA’s third Knowledge Summit, and I have been privileged to join each session. In fact, I was the only non-AIA ...
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