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.

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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Carving a high school out of a historic office building

About this project

City Charter High School, an award-winning urban school, sought a larger space that would continue to support its educational philosophies. Strada worked with the school to renovate the first five floors of the former AT&T Building, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The school project also had to negotiate the other adaptive reuse project in the building, apartments on the upper floors which required separate entrances and systems.

The project team reshaped the spaces of the former offices to support the school’s innovative educational approach, creating classrooms for collaborative teaching, laboratory classrooms, space for applied technology training, and a fresh foods cafeteria. An auditorium that was used by AT&T for company presentations was refurbished to support the school’s music and performance programs. Throughout the project, the team worked to retain period details of the interior such as original woodwork, light fixtures, and aluminum details.

George K. Cupples Stadium

South Side, Pittsburgh

Mifflin School

Lincoln Place, Pittsburgh