Pillar Design Studios, based in Tempe, AZ is committed to the most progressive skatepark designs for both public and private alike. Led by Brad Siedlecki, Pillar Design’s reputation has been built on integrity, quality of service, the ability to delivery progressive designs and impeccable skill in skatepark construction document production.
Brad has been a professional in the Skatepark design and construction industry since 2001, serving many different roles from Project Management, Design, Construction Documentation to Construction Management. While attending Arizona State University for his Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, Brad continuously pushed the envelope and would challenge even his professors to look beyond the typical park-planning format and introduce a non-traditional approach when developing park systems. Brad’s love of action sports and building skate parks began at an early age but it wasn’t until college that he realized his passion could become a career.
With years of experience serving the needs of municipal and private clients across the United States, Mr. Siedlecki has designed some of the most distinctive and custom Skate, BMX, and Moto-cross facilities in the world. His reputation has been built on integrity, quality of service, the ability to deliver inimitable design concepts and impeccable skill in the production of construction documentation.
Due to his knowledge of the industry and his experience as a Skatepark designer, Mr. Siedlecki is able to convey the needs and wants of not only the municipality but also the end users. Mr. Siedlecki has been involved in over 300 Skate/BMX park projects, due to this past experience he has developed many unique programs to aid the Design Workshop format and create an open forum. This allows each and every design to reflect that particular community and their needs and wants.
Brad understands that even the best designed and well thought out Skateparks cannot be successful if the proper construction techniques and standards are not followed. Over the past decade, not only has he created industry standards in Construction Documentation, specifications and details but has gained invaluable experience working in field during construction.
Pioneer of the true Urban Skatepark or Skate Plaza, Brad Siedlecki was the co-designer on the first ever, Street Plaza in the United States. Brad worked with famous pro-skateboarder Rob Dyrdek, on the DC Shoes Skate Plaza in Kettering, Ohio. Providing his expertise and knowledge, Brad was able to walk Rob though the municipal process to ensure that all technical specifications and design details were thoroughly met.
Brad is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of contemporary society and action sport site implementation. At Pillar, he integrates action sports into the, planning, urban + landscape + environmental design process. He creates sustainable facilities- each with its own character and recognizable identity. It is always his intention to develop a sense of place and community in Pillar facilities through ecologically sound designs that carefully observe the local culture, climate and environment, and follow an inclusive yet innovative design process.
Nicole Licari Robertson
Nicole brings over 12 years of bookkeeping, human resources and office management experience to Pillar. Her work experience within the action sports and landscape architecture industries are an asset to the Pillar team. She has a proven ability to excel in time sensitive situations, with outstanding critical thinking and analytical abilities. A team player and willing to help in any area that is in need, Nicole often wears multiple hats and has experience in all aspects of Skatepark Planning and Design services, from grass root efforts to government contracts she is an essential part of the Pillar team.
She keeps her finger on the pulse of the industry, handling all Social Media for Pillar as well as the Informative Blog, dedicated to arming municipalities, communities and users alike with the information needed for Skatepark Planning, Funding and Development.
Nicole’s exceptional experience in the municipal process gives her the in-depth knowledge to assist Municipalities and Skatepark Associations in achieving their purpose of successfully creating a Skatepark facility. She is available to assist with Fundraising and Grant submissions, as well as aid the Feasibility and Site Selection process.