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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Strada Elevates Five Stradistas!


The future is bright at Strada. The firm is committed to turning visions to reality and helping to shape new places across the nation.



Pittsburgh Studio

611 William Penn Place
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

p: 412.263.3800
f: 412.471.5704

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Philadelphia Studio

325 Chestnut Street
Suite 909
Philadelphia, PA 19106

p: 215.440.0190
f: 215.440.0197

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Triangle Studio

1011 South Hamilton Rd
Suite 201
Chapel Hill, NC 27517

p: 919.521.8022

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A distinctive gathering place in the heart of campus

About the project

Constructed in 1891, Distler House served as the original gymnasium at Franklin & Marshall College. Through the years, it was converted to office space but never found a suitable purpose. The College commissioned our firm to restore Distler House and convert it into a unique gathering place at the heart of the historic campus. The 10,000-square foot renovation provided the complete exterior restoration of all windows and dormers, re-exposed the original interior timber roof truss system, and raised the upper level floor by two feet. Other features include a new front entrance stair reflective of the original building stair and a new two-story glass addition. The main campus bookstore now occupies Distler House and a café fills the transparent glass “lantern” addition, showcasing the activity inside and attracting visitors night and day.

“The rejuvenation of a century-old building at the heart of the campus has significantly enhanced the sense of place. Previously, Distler was a building that people walked past but did not experience in a meaningful way.”

– Jonathan Enos, Ed.D., Project BOOST Manager / Capital Projects Manager, Franklin & Marshall College

Cathedral Campus

Wheeling, WV

Dollar Bank on Fourth Avenue

Downtown Pittsburgh