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.

Latest Post

Don’t Waste… DONATE!

08.2018

Collectively, the design and construction industry has risen to the challenge and we’re diligently doing our part in reducing the amount of waste generated, however statistics don’t lie… We still have a long way to go!

Read More >>

Offices

Pittsburgh

611 William Penn Place
Suite 700
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

p: 412.263.3800
f: 412.471.5704

Get Directions

info@stradallc.com

Philadelphia

718 Arch Street
Suite 5N
Philadelphia, PA 19106

p: 215.440.0190
f: 215.440.0197

Get Directions

Local co-op grocery brings new life to a big box

About this project

When Weavers Way Co-op discovered a nondescript big-box store up for grabs in the heart of Ambler, Pennsylvania, they jumped at the opportunity to create their largest and most appealing grocery store yet. The Strada team, having previously designed the Co-op’s Mt. Airy location, worked with Weavers Way to create this welcoming hub of food and community spirit. Inside the store, shoppers find a full-service kitchen, a bright cafe, and abundant space for fresh and prepared foods, while a mezzanine removes store offices from the shopping experience. The use of local reclaimed wood, a bright color palette, generous skylights, and custom display cases differentiate the interior from that of the average large grocery store. Outside, the building received a new façade treatment, distinct signage, and additional windows, enhancing its presence as a new anchor of Ambler’s retail corridor.

“The folks from Ambler Food Co-op, and the people from Weavers Way formed such a wonderful village, and got this beautiful store opened. And when people come in today and they start to clap, you know that we did a good job.”

– Bernadette Dougherty, Ambler resident

Market at Health Sciences

West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia

Weavers Way Co-op, Mt. Airy

Philadelphia, PA