We are excited to begin the design process in Rosemount, MN. Mark your calendars and spread the word we want to see you there.
Flora Park Skatepark in Dubuque, IA is open and ready for the public. Fourteen years in the making this was an effort of love lead by a dedicated group of individuals at Kids in Dubuque Skate and supported by the City of Dubuque.
A ribbon-cutting celebration is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29. The event is being planned in coordination with Kids in Dubuque Skate and will acknowledge the volunteers and donors who supported the project. Get out and Skate.
Pleasanton Skatepark is complete with Texan accents, the park is open and ready to ride.
The City Owosso, MI contacted us to see what could be done with their budget of +/- $100,000. After working together and including in-kind donations we were able to provide them with this 3,000 sq. ft. custom concrete Skatepark.
Since the moment the park was open it has been full of Skaters. If you build it, they will come.
No matter the size and or budget, concrete is always possible. Congratulations Owosso!
Jones Skatepark is a perfect example of what can be done for under 150K. No matter the size and or budget it is possible, do not settle for less than custom, poured-in-place concrete. Stay tuned for construction updates.
Atchison final design is complete, now it is time for fundraising, #pillarskateparks #skateparkfunding
Barbados Skatepark grand opening has been set. Mark your calendars and get your tickets, we will be in Barbados May 11th. Stay tuned for more details regarding the event and festivities.
Pleasanton Texas Skatepark is nearing completion, the Artisan crew will be wrapping up construction this month. Stay tuned for grand opening details.
Pillar Design Studios would like to thank all those that we worked with and those that supported us throughout 2018! We look forward to working with all our new partners and building some epic parks in 2019!
Voyage Phoenix interviewed the man behind Pillar Design Studios.
Today we’d like to introduce you to Brad Siedlecki.
Brad, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
My passion for Skateboarding began at an early age. We had no public skateparks at the time in Upstate New York, where I grew up, so we had to build everything we wanted to skate. It wasn’t until attending college at Arizona State University that I could turn my lifestyle into a career. While pursuing my bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture I continually pushed the envelope looking beyond the typical park planning format and introduced a non-traditional approach when developing park systems. Needless to say, I wasn’t particularity liked by some of my professors. I was told that skateboarding does not and will not belong in the world of public spaces…since I have returned back as a guest speaker for Skateparks.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
One of the biggest challenges has been the perception of Skateboarding and who skateboarders are. It has taken a decade or two, but people are finally seeing skateboarding as it is – a great recreational activity that provides an option for those not into traditional sports. The other major hurdle is truly a lack of understanding and knowledge of Skateparks as a whole and the skatepark design/construction process. There is a major difference between a Skatepark that is properly designed and built by skateboarders for skateboarders, and skateparks that are selected from a catalog like a playground. The success of a Skatepark is determined by the initial planning stages and the people you get involved.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Pillar design studios – what should we know?
We are an Action Sports Development Firm that specializes in Skate, BMX, Pump Track and Moto parks. Our business is to create custom, high-quality facilities that truly adhere to the unique needs of each community, including their culture and values. We want to share our knowledge and expertise, not only as leading designers in this industry, but also as avid Action Sports Enthusiasts.
We love what we do, and it is evident in our work. We are proud of the fact that after 12 years we have never duplicated a design. Each park is designed to be site specific and custom to the users and clients requests. I have been in this industry for almost 20 years beginning on the ground floor and have helped create the standards used today.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
Our business is unique as we typically have two “clients”, the municipality and the end users. Balancing the needs of both, while creating a quality product has been the key to our success. We pride ourselves in employing highly skilled project managers who ask the right questions and are knowledgeable of both design and construction.
The bottom line to our success is truly based on the quality of our team and the people we work with…I am lucky to have had the opportunity to build a company that allows me to work with those I consider friends and provides all the opportunity to be creative and do what they love.
Meredith, NH has decided on a design. Now time to fundraise!
Construction is underway on the first concrete Skatepark in Pleasanton, TX.
Stay tuned for updates.
We are off to Greenville for the first public input session on the new Action Park.
Spread the word and see you there.
Construction is complete in Barbados! Stay tuned for Grand Opening details.
Rain delays have not stopped the progress in Dubuque, IA. We were on site this week to check on the status and loved what we saw. Stay tuned for more updates.
We are excited to be heading out to Quincy to discuss their new Skatepark project. Spread the word and let us know what you would like to see in the Skatepark.
Construction has begun on the Dubuque Skatepark. The Artisan crew have wasted no time and things are beginning to take shape. We will be on-site next week to check on the progress. Stay tuned for more updates and photos.
This month we were on site in Barbados to kick off construction with Artisan Skateparks on the Barbados Skatepark Facility. When complete this will be the first Olympic skatepark training facility in Barbados, The 60,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility includes a 13,000 sq. ft. Skatepark, restrooms, Skate shop, snack bar spectator viewing areas and lighting and located in the Olympic Centre at Garfield Sobers Sports Complex. Stay tuned for updates, you can see the entire design here.
What could be better than another Pillar Artisan Skatepark in the ground, that park completing Phase II of a three-phased master plan. Salisbury has now completed two of three phases planned for the Salisbury Skatepark. We could not be more proud to be apart of this amazing project and group of individuals. After years of grant submissions and perseverance, Salisbury became home to a custom Skatepark in 2015 - but the City didn't want to create just any kind of Skatepark, they wanted a world-class, Skatepark. Designed in Phases the Salisbury Skatepark when completed will be 13,000 sq.ft. of Skatepark heaven.
Phase II now open to public!
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