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!


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



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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Keeping the arts in the mix

About the project

This complex, urban mixed-use project uses a sloping site to combines a lower level garage, ground floor retail and 15 loft-style apartments in one building that is consistent with the 19th century character of the Butler Street – the central spine of the revitalized neighborhood of Lawrenceville. The small lot size (0.25 acre) required 100% coverage, numerous zoning variances, and a creative approach which uses the site’s slope to incorporate the 28-car parking garage. Custom metal panels with bird silhouettes animate the cupola of the building, a western anchor in the lively Lawrenceville neighborhood.

“Designed by Strada’s legendary neighborhood-context maestro John Martine, Blackbird took 11,000 square feet of vacant space and transformed it into a middle-income mixed-use building.”

– Abby Mendelson, Pop City

Market Square Place

Downtown Pittsburgh

Bakery Living I and II

Bakery Square, Pittsburgh