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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 Abby Mountain to Senior Associate


Strada, an industry leader in cross-disciplinary design, is excited to announce the elevation of Abby Mountain to Senior Associate. “Abby has been instrumental to Strada’s growth and success since 2002, and we are thrilled to advance her to this important position,” said Al Cuteri, firm principal and human resources leader. Abby joined Strada nearly 16 ...




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Blog Post: A fresh patch on Lawrenceville’s collage

Arsenal 201 is not the first development slated to transform a former industrial site in Pittsburgh. It won’t be the first exciting new place to live in Lawrenceville, and it’s not the first mixed-use project to offer a staggering list of amenities and communal spaces. So how will it capture our attention? Rob Dower, the ...

Project: Uber Advanced Technologies Center

About this project How do you design to promote innovation? How can we get it done faster? How do we build in flexibility and plan for change? These were some of the fundamental questions in the minds of the nascent Uber research center team when this project began. By the time the international pre ...

Project: Christian Brothers Residences at La Salle

Christian Brothers Residence is a new communal living residence for 14 Brothers on the La Salle University campus. The initial design was beyond the school’s budget. Working with the University’s CM, Strada re-oriented the plan with a central courtyard configuration to bring the project into bu ...

Project: Evansdale Crossing

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 buildi ...

Project: Fashion and Textiles Futures Center

About this project Philadelphia University’s new Fashion and Textiles Futures Center celebrates the history of this premier program while encouraging active, collaboration-based learning, research, and practice. The design for the 14,000 SF project was a collaboration between faculty, administrati ...

Project: Cardinal Hotel at the R.J. Reynolds Building

About this project The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel’s transformation of the historic R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company headquarters is a landmark of the Winston Salem skyline that is not to be missed. Originally designed by Shreve & Lamb, this elegant structure is the inspiration behind the Empire State ...

Project: Shadyside Commons

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 C ...

Project: Truefit in the Union Trust Building

About the project Strada worked with Truefit, a software company formerly based in Cranberry Township, to help them relocate into the historic Union Trust Building in Pittsburgh. Coming from a more traditional office environment, the company wanted to use the new space to create more interaction amo ...

Blog Post: Early encounters with urban design

Last Wednesday, the lunch room in Strada’s Pittsburgh office was alive with the sounds of teenagers negotiating. Not our newest recruits (yet), but participants in the ACE Mentoring Program, working in groups on a hypothetical urban design project.  ACE programs are designed to introduce high school students to the range of careers available in architecture, construction, ...

Blog Post: Turning once-familiar classrooms into places to live

An isosceles triangle in plan, the monumental Schenley High School opened in 1916 at the edge of the Oakland neighborhood. The school functioned for nearly a century until closed down by the public school system. Since 2012, Strada has been working with PMC Property Group to re-envision the historic school’s rooms as apartments and amenity ...

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