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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Strada Elevates Three Stradistas!


“Strada recognizes the leadership qualities of our diverse, talented and passionate team members. With the elevation of these new Associates, we ensure Strada’s mission and design excellence into the future,” said Al Cuteri, a Founding Principal. “Aaron, Terrie and Mark have each demonstrated their leadership, talent, passion and commitment to Strada’s vision!”




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Pittsburgh, PA 15219

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Philadelphia, PA 19106

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New top, new mix have transformed this former department store

About the project

Millcraft Investments commissioned Strada to convert the former Lazarus department store – which closed in 2004 after only 5 years of operation – into a rethought mixed-use project. The original store had been constructed as part of a broader, city-backed initiative to revitalize the traditional retail core, but due to significant changes in the retail marketplace, it was never a success.

The new Piatt Place meets the challenge of adaptively reusing this “big box” into the new model of urban building as a mixed use complex. It combines ground floor retail and large floorplate Class A office space with three newly-added floors of residential condominiums arranged around a rooftop courtyard.

The project was fortunate to have strong original assets. It is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, with a 500-car parking garage below, and the original building was friendly to reuse, with a contextually designed facade that includes large expanses of windows, particularly for a department store. Designed to meet LEED sustainable design certification, the adaptation of this aging building for mixed-use development was one of the early sparks in the current revival of downtown as a place to live.

“If you're living downtown, you want to feel like you're living in the heart of it all. That's the way we designed these units.”

– Tom Price, Project Architect

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