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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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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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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325 Chestnut Street
Suite 909
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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1011 South Hamilton Rd
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

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Creating An Ecosystem of Innovation In A Non-Traditional Academic Building

About this project

Drexel University’s new home for the College of Computing and Informatics (CCI) consolidates programs for Computer Science and Information Systems under one roof. The College now occupies two floors at 3675 Market, which both feature a student-centric layout to help stimulate innovation and engagement, as well as state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, flexible seating to support active learning, collaborative meeting spaces, and large shared research labs.

The new home for CCI prioritizes student experience by creating gathering spaces for collaboration, and work pods for focused study. Access to daylight is maximized through clear circulation, wide corridors, an abundance of glazing, and bright finishes. An active learning classroom design features state-of-the-art technology consisting of virtual learning, assistive listening, and plug & play technology. A communicating stair was introduced to connect the two primary learning floors while simultaneously offering a gathering space for college assemblies and events.

Additional program features include a maker-space, secure research areas, student lounges, and more than 100 faculty offices. The college’s presence in 3675 Market offers collocation with potential employers, the Science Center’s Venture Cafe, and Quorum. The new home for CCI is an invigorating and vibrant space that is fostering the next generation of tech leaders.

“Designed to create a student-centric environment that will stimulate collaboration and engagement across disciplines, our new home at 3675 Market brings all CCI faculty, students and professional staff under one roof for the first time,” said Yi Deng, CCI Dean and Isaac L. Auerbach Professor.

“With its state-of-the-art classrooms and research labs, abundance of natural light and plentiful open and shared spaces and meeting rooms, this vibrant new space sets the stage for our college to fully realize our aspirations to serve as a growth engine for Drexel University, a leading provider of tech talent and next generation information and technology leaders, a preeminent home for ground-breaking multidisciplinary research and a hub for collaboration and innovation with our partners at Drexel and across industries throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region.”

– Yi Deng, CCI Dean and Isaac L. Auerbach Professor

Center for Science and Technology

La Salle University