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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Where coffee talk turns into concepts that are fit to print

03.2014Design
By Strada

Strada relishes collaborations with innovators like Keith Leaphart, founder of The Creative Café@Replica. Located at the Science Center in University City, a cafe combining printing services with delicious coffee now seems like an obvious addition for such a hotbed of innovation and creativity. The hybrid café, designed by Strada, is featured here in the Philadelphia ...
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Rooms for brainstorming and broadcasting

03.2014Design
By Leah Patgorski

With the dynamism of the field of contemporary journalism and our natural interest in collaborative spaces, Strada is glad to be working on a project with West Virginia University’s Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism. This school is known for offering an innovative curriculum and hands-on experiences that prepare students to become players in the ...
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Sustainable living and community revitalization in Camden

01.2014Design, Ideas
By Strada

Can one new building revitalize an entire community? This is the modest goal that the RENEW Building in Camden is trying to achieve. Developed by Parkside Business and Community in Partnership, the first new building in the Parkside neighborhood in over 40 years is targeting LEED-Platinum certification. Strada is developing exhibits to interpret the building’s ...
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The University City Science Center is expanding again

01.2014Building, Design
By Strada

A new gateway is taking shape at 38th and Market Streets in Philadelphia, which will form a prominent portal to the Science Center and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center.  The 11-story tower is being developed by the Science Center and Wexford Science & Technology. Strada is proud to again serve as the Associate Architect to ZGF ...
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There’s nothing standard about this exhibit

10.2013Design
By Strada

How do you measure and set standards for things as intangible as light, or as strong as structural steel for skyscrapers? This is the charge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the products and services of which are used in the design of the smart power grid, satellites, lasers, atomic clocks, bulletproof ...
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For a day, new perspectives on the city

09.2013Design, Firm News, Places
By Leah Patgorski

A group from Strada collaborated this month to create a project for PARK/ing Day. [PARK/ing Day is an annual event where people take over parking spots for one day and convert them into miniature public parks. Read about its origins here.] The discussion kicked off in Pittsburgh’s pop-up patio on Strawberry Way, where the group schemed ...
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Designing a new exhibit for The Franklin Institute

07.2013Design, Firm News
By Strada

The focal point of The Franklin Institute’s new LEED-Silver building addition is Your Brain, a dynamic new exhibit that will transport visitors to the scientific frontier of human brain exploration. At the heart of the exhibit is a vibrant Street Scene where visitors will experience their brains in action as they navigate a dizzying array ...
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Bakery Square 2.0: more than meets the eye

02.2013Building, Design
By Leah Patgorski

A chilly ceremony on Valentine’s Day marked the official groundbreaking for a very significant project at Strada, Bakery Square 2.0. The focus throughout this project has been to build on the success of the first part of Bakery Square and create a complete neighborhood where people could live, work, and play within one tightly knit community. ...
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A national award for Market Square Place

11.2012Design, Firm News, Places
By Leah Patgorski

This summer, we were elated to learn that the Market Square Place project would be honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation (NTHP). The catch: we were instructed to keep quiet about the award until the NTHP ceremony, which finally took place on Friday, November 2nd. Therefore, we are now free to trumpet the news. ...
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Mayor Nutter’s green vision exemplified by Friends Center

08.2012Building, Design
By Stacey Blankin

Take a look at Mayor Michael Nutter sitting atop the green roof of Friends Center on the cover of GRID Magazine (August 2012). A fitting backdrop for the Mayor’s vision of a green Philadelphia, Friends’ green roof was installed as part of the Center’s innovative sustainable renovation, designed by UJMN (now Strada) and a talented ...
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