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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“I have wanted to be an Architect since I was thirteen,” Jesse noted. “Having my dream job is something I never take for granted. My expertise lies in the craft of Architecture, and that has been my focus since I was a student. I've always been passionate about detail, and I think ahead on how to make intricate details a reality from the initial concept.”




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Rethinking a suburban model to establish campus places

About the project

West Virginia University was embarking on a major $250 million expansion for the Evansdale campus – a suburban campus with few pedestrian connections and no traditional campus places establishing identity. Recognizing the need for a master plan to organize many building projects, WVU asked Strada to develop a campus master plan in an expedited timeframe. Using a collaborative, charette process, we rapidly developed a comprehensive plan to address all aspects of campus development: buildings, landscapes, transportation, utilities, infrastructure and sustainability.

The master plan is guided by the following principles:

Evansdale Crossing

West Virginia University