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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A visual presence and headquarters for University of Pittsburgh police

The University engaged Strada to plan and design this 25,400-SF building that houses the University Police and Environmental Health and Safety Departments. A campus-wide security system that includes video monitoring and rapid emergency response is run from the state-of-the-art command center, with covered parking for various police vehicles.

In addition, classroom space allows for training and collaboration of the police force, while a new fitness center provides a space for weight training. The Public Safety Building provided the police department with a valuable visual presence and effective headquarters at the entrance to the Oakland campus. The building also serves as a county 911 emergency center.