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.
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.
Work and meeting areas are infused with a variety of colors and textures
Work areas are both comfortable and functional, with ample lighting and full connectivity
Furniture in the large meeting room can be rolled into different configurations for lectures or group meetings
A steel-clad fireplace establishes the social core of the space
Opposite the fireplace, a large sofa and individual reading chairs welcome visitors to relax
A game area and exercise rooms round out the amenity spaces
Vibrant ceiling treatment and graphics energize this exercise area
Bright beams and steel grid continue to an adjacent room, designed for fitness classes
Amenities to make a downtown property stand out from the crowd
Architecture, interior design
About this project
At the ground floor of 20 Stanwix in downtown Pittsburgh, two lively, interrelated spaces provide flexible meeting areas, management offices, and a fitness center for building tenants. This renovation was an opportunity for the building owner to activate a previously vacant floor. Strada worked with the project team to design 7,200 square feet of unique amenity space, pushing beyond the expected to attract both current and future tenants to this Class A office building. An inviting “flexible workspace” complete with plush soft seating and fireplace forms the social core, benefiting not only tenants but also the staff who work in the management offices daily. A large conference room with mobile furniture can be configured for lectures or meetings, while booths and bar-height tables nearby allow smaller groups to convene and connect. A fitness center rounds out the amenities with cardio machines, a yoga room, and a game area. Throughout these spaces, eye-catching textures, bold primary hues, locally-themed artwork, and sculptural light fixtures draw people into this highly engaging floor of the building.
Strada’s vision for our new tenant lounge has truly activated our common space in a transformative way. Placing it at our front entrance and visible to the street has turned the first impression of an 1980s institutional building into a modern and creative environment with a true sense of place.
– Martin J. Sweeney, Senior Vice President M&J WILKOW