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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Navigating the history of the Schuylkill Canal

About the project

How do you bring an historic industrial site to life for visitors? The significance of the site may be attributed to early industrial history and the evolution of the canal industry throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Looking to the past, present, and future, the Interpretive Plan explores the site’s role in industrial history, as well as the site’s natural history and recreational opportunities while encouraging stewardship of the Reach’s unique resources.

Site-specific history programs, historic and natural trail journeys, interpretive signage, exterior exhibit stations, interior exhibits, live entertainment, and recreational programs comprise the detailed plan. The first step in implementing the plan entailed a series of interpretive signs designed to complement the historic character of the site and allow visitors to obtain information quickly and easily. The signs were fabricated using high pressure laminate panels that are strong and durable, ideal for outdoor use.