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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Sustainability and Architecture

04.2021

Sustainability is fundamentally about having the humility to use only what we need, live within our means, and let the specific climate and ecosystem of our region inform our daily lives. It lies in the humble acknowledgement of mistakes, and the sacrifice to change our way of life.

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Pittsburgh Studio

611 William Penn Place
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

p: 412.263.3800
f: 412.471.5704

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Philadelphia Studio

325 Chestnut Street
Suite 909
Philadelphia, PA 19106

p: 215.440.0190
f: 215.440.0197

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Triangle Studio

1011 South Hamilton Rd
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

p: 919.521.8022

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Sustainability and Architecture

04.2021Ideas, Stradistas POV
By Cotey Anderegg, LEED Green Associate, EcoDistricts AP

Sustainability is fundamentally about having the humility to use only what we need, live within our means, and let the specific climate and ecosystem of our region inform our daily lives. It lies in the humble acknowledgement of mistakes, and the sacrifice to change our way of life.
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Reimagining Significant Places – Part II

03.2021Ideas, Stradistas POV
By Street Talk Editor

"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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Reimagining Significant Places – Part I

03.2021Ideas, Stradistas POV
By Street Talk Editor

"I believe a great building to redesign would be the Post-Gazette building. This now abandoned building sits right in the heart of the iconic Mt. Washington vista, which is the image by which most of the world recognizes Pittsburgh." - Mark Hensler
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Breaking down common misconceptions of design

02.2021Ideas, Places, Stradistas POV
By Megan Conceicao

It’s easy to imagine that interior design comes at the end of the design process, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.
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Three Key Steps Towards inSITEful Reconnaissance

01.2021Ideas, Stradistas POV
By Jayson Livingston, PLA, SITES AP, ASLA

Being inSITEful is NOT knowing whether or not we are looking at a 7” curb or a 6” curb; it is knowing whether the curb is functioning properly, adding value to a space, or acting as an unnecessary barrier.
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Earth Day 2020

04.2020Ideas, Stradistas POV, Uncategorized
By Chelsey Atkins, Assoc. IIDA, LEED Green Assoc., WELL AP

No doubt April 22nd 2020 looked different than the forty-nine Earth Days that have come before.
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Why Community Engagement is vital to designing cities of the future

09.2019Ideas, People, Stradistas POV
By Monika Gibson

It is impossible to build a meaningful place for people based solely on expertise in a specific project typology or based on current trends.
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Interior Design: Transformer of Space, or Mindset?

07.2019Ideas, People, Stradistas POV, Uncategorized
By Jo Berchielli

At Strada, we “Design with People in Mind®,” as we recently gave name to a practice we continually partake in. It emphasizes how the people we design for are the backbone of our creations; they are the faces and the stories responsible for the transformation.
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Our Street: Favorite Interactions in the New Philadelphia Office

07.2019Design, People, Places, Stradistas POV
By Murray S. Kamara, Jr.

  I was 7 or 8 when I realized I remembered my home address. I was proud thinking, “man, this grown up thing isn’t too bad, bring on more addresses!”     I can honestly say, out of the many addresses I have remembered, I never thought there would be a new work address…   ...
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