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.



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 new community place welcoming people and pets

About this project

Creating a new home base to suit the needs of this longtime member of the Homewood community was the heart of this project. After reviewing several sites, the Humane Animal Rescue (formerly known as the Animal Rescue League) of Pittsburgh chose to build its new facility a few blocks from the site of its former location. With Humane Animal Rescue’s mission in mind, to provide care to all animals in need and to educate the public, Strada embarked on designing a welcoming place that will provide support and comfort for furry, scaly, and winged inhabitants as they recuperate and await forever homes. In collaboration with architects at Animal Arts and builders at PJ Dick, the team delivered a bright new 35,000-SF facility that provides ample room for its guests, including dogs, cats, rabbits, humans, and more. A bright and colorful entry corridor allows guests to explore the building by looking through portals of different heights and sizes to discover dogs and cats ready for adoption. There are also “cuddle rooms” where animals and humans can spend time together away from the cages.


Nearly every animal residence has access to natural light, and the building includes state-of-the art veterinary treatment rooms that facilitate all levels of care. A large, bright community room provides a place for training classes, and a small shop offers supplies for purchase when taking a new best friend home.




Friends Center Renovation

Philadelphia, PA

Larimer Neighborhood Vision Plan

Larimer, Pittsburgh