Strada is taking active measures to ensure the health of our Team Members and also to assist in fighting the spread of COVID-19.
Effective March 17, 2020, Strada is closing our physical offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia and we will continue to operate remotely. We anticipate returning to our offices on April 30, 2020 but will update our plans as new information becomes available.
Meetings will be held virtually, via conference call or may be postponed. All of our Team Members will be working remotely under our work-from-home policy. Due to the two-week school and business closings our staff may be active at various times throughout the day and evening, so please bear with us as we make every effort to stay on schedule and in contact with our clients and business colleagues.
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Balconies enliven the street facade
The cupola of the building is a lantern along Butler Street in the evenings
Parking for residents is concealed below street level
Custom outdoor light fixtures add personality to the entries
Storefronts on Butler Street are occupied by a theater space, a gallery, and art studios
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
Bakery Square, Pittsburgh