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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Breathing new life into an academic landmark

About the project

Roman Catholic High School occupies a highly visible landmark in center city Philadelphia. UJMN (now Strada) has enjoyed a long relationship with the school, dating back to the preparation of a Comprehensive Master Plan to expand the capacity of the existing facility.

The Plan led to significant renovations, including the existing cafeteria and faculty dining room, administrative offices, science classrooms, and a student services suite. The project also included historic restoration of the hallways and main stairs in the existing building, which earned an Award of Recognition from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

A subsequent project entailed the design of a new, two-story wing that complements the historic building with a seamless urban extension, containing a library and media center, classrooms, and expanded cafeteria. The design utilizes contemporary building technology in a modern interpretation of the school’s gothic revival architectural tradition.

Most recently, we designed the adaptive reuse of the 13th Street Annex, built in 1928. The structure now houses new offices for the school’s development and alumni association as well as indoor athletic facilities.

“The interior connecting spaces between the old and the new are filled with natural light and the restoration of the original stair recaptures a dynamic sense of the academic community.”

– Thomas Hacker, AIA Awards Program Juror

City Charter High School

Downtown Pittsburgh

Mifflin School

Lincoln Place, Pittsburgh