Strada is taking active measures to ensure the health of our Team Members and also to assist in fighting the spread of COVID-19. We closed our physical offices in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on March 17, 2020. We continue to operate remotely while considering CDC guidelines and recommendations to protect our team and clients for a safe reopening. We anticipate returning to our offices this summer, but will update our plans as new information becomes available.

Meetings will continue to 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 school and business closings, our staff may be active at various times throughout the day and evening. 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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A new building that captures the energy at a vital crossroads

About this project

Strada’s master plan for West Virginia University’s Evansdale Campus identified the need for a new programmatic element at the center of the campus—a “connector” building for meeting, learning, and socializing where a natural crossroads already existed. The new building sits at a critical intersection of various campus quadrants as well as the main PRT station, and serves as both a vertical and horizontal connection across the hilly campus.

When Strada teamed with private developer Fresh Hospitality in 2012, “Evansdale Crossing” quickly morphed from a simple stair and elevator tower designed to traverse the challenging topography into a five-story, 100,000-SF mixed-use social hub. As predicted, the building has blossomed into a vibrant gathering place that brings students, faculty, and the larger community together at the heart of several academic and recreational districts.

Evansdale Crossing contains a one-stop student service center, a bookstore, the cutting-edge Media Innovation Center for WVU’s Reed College of Media, and several craft restaurants with interior and exterior gathering spaces. A rooftop lounge on the fifth floor forms the backdrop of a high-energy “living room” with stunning views of the surrounding campus and mountains beyond. By weaving together academic functions and student services as well as dining options, social spaces, and a transit stop, this hybrid building is quickly becoming the core of the WVU Evansdale Campus.


Some interior photos courtesy of Reed College of Media.

“[Evansdale Crossing] represents what is new and progressive about our institution.”

– Gordon Gee, President, West Virginia University, speaking at the building's Grand Opening

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Evansdale Campus Master Plan

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