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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Sustainability and Architecture


Sustainability is fundamentally about having the humility to use only what we need, live within our means, and let the specific climate and ecosystem of our region inform our daily lives. It lies in the humble acknowledgement of mistakes, and the sacrifice to change our way of life.



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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Refreshed common areas welcome residents home

About the project

At Shadyside Commons, the Strada team has refreshed a large multi-unit residential building, strengthening the appeal of 12,000 SF of interior common spaces as well as an exterior courtyard.

A 3-story brick structure at the edge of the Shadyside neighborhood, the Bindley Hardware Company Building (1903) was converted to a 147-unit apartment complex in 1985.

Current renovations have transformed cramped common spaces making them open and welcoming, allowing residents to meet, read, or watch TV in an atmosphere enhanced by abundant natural light and original wood beams. The renovated interior opens up to a previously underused courtyard which is now organized into a series of casual seating areas with new lighting, canopies, a fire pit, and grilling area. Strada also designed upgrades for the building entry and leasing office to complete the refresh of this historic warehouse building.

Bakery Living I and II

Bakery Square, Pittsburgh

Clark Building Apartments

Downtown Pittsburgh

East Liberty Place

East Liberty, Pittsburgh