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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This below-grade restaurant is part of a hotel's high spirits

About this project

As soon as it opened, The Commoner became one of the liveliest restaurants and night spots in Pittsburgh’s Central Business District. It is part of the draw of the new Hotel Monaco, which entailed the adaptive reuse of the striking Duquesne Light Building that was built in 1903. Strada was also part of the design team for the overall project in which a major goal was to activate the building at all hours. The Commoner, a 120-seat restaurant and bar on the hotel’s lower level, plays an important role towards this end, attracting guests with a dark, underground vibe and elevated pub cuisine. Black steel columns and the glowing expo kitchen complete the intrigue of this space, which had been the building’s mail room before it fell into disrepair. Strada served as the architect of record for both The Commoner and Hotel Monaco as part of a design team that included Gensler, Beleco Design, Mark Zeff, and Ohm Lighting.

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