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 Five Stradistas!

06.2022

The future is bright at Strada. The firm is committed to turning visions to reality and helping to shape new places across the nation.

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Offices

Pittsburgh Studio

611 William Penn Place
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

p: 412.263.3800
f: 412.471.5704

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info@stradallc.com

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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A Bright Manufacturing Facility Celebrating the Industrial Heritage of a Historic Building

About this project

Biomeme is a growing biotech company that designs and manufactures rapid diagnostic PCR devices. Their hunt for a new space to accommodate their expanding business began during the early days of the pandemic. Biomeme sought a location in Center City Philadelphia that could accommodate their multifaceted operations consisting of highly technical R&D labs, device and bio-manufacturing, warehousing, and office needs.

After a thorough programming and feasibility study, Biomeme selected 401 N Broad for their new home. Concurrently, the building was retrofitted for lab use through the installation of a new ten-story lab exhaust riser and lab waste system. The renovated facility celebrates the industrial heritage of the building through the use of new interior framed glass partitions, exposed ceiling elements, and polished concrete floors.

Labs were provided with once-through air, compressed air, static control, humidification and dehumidification, and emergency power. The resulting space fosters Biomeme’s energetic company culture while allowing its research and manufacturing capabilities to thrive.

The resulting space fosters Biomeme’s energetic company culture while allowing its research and manufacturing capabilities to thrive.

B.Labs at Cira Centre

Philadelphia, PA

Adaptimmune

Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA