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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Reimagining Significant Places – Part II

03.2021

"I can imagine Western State Penitentiary becoming a mixed-use development (along an extended light rail that goes to the airport!) that could include housing, hospitality, cultural uses, and community functions." - Larry Fabbroni

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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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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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Evansdale Crossing—It’s all about connections

07.2015Building, Design, Firm News, Ideas, Places
By Stacey Blankin

You may have criss-crossed your campus hundreds of times, but it often takes a Placemapping® exercise to see a campus with fresh eyes and discover new opportunities. When asked to develop a master plan for West Virginia University’s Evansdale campus, it quickly became apparent that the hilly suburban–style site lacked sufficient pedestrian pathways and distinctive places ...
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Strada Wins Two ULI Philadelphia Awards for Excellence

06.2015Design, Firm News, Ideas, Places
By Strada

Strada is delighted to announce that two projects—Fresh Corner Store Showcase Conversions and 3737 Science Center—were honored with 2015 Willard G. “Bill” Rouse III Awards for Excellence on June 17. Sponsored by Urban Land Institute Philadelphia, the Awards program recognizes “the best real estate projects completed within the last five years in Eastern and Central ...
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