An Experienced Team
Our core group has more than 100 years of combined experience leading volunteers in the design and construction of hundreds of community-built playgrounds throughout the U.S. as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. All members of our design-and-build team are Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSIs).
All members of our team are Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSI) with broad experience in the community-built field as former employees of a world-renowned playground architect. Examples of our work during that employment can be found throughout North America, as well as in Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
History of Play by Design
Play by Design is a playground design firm that specializes in working with communities to design and provide safe, affordable, and unique volunteer-built playgrounds for children of all abilities. We begin with the design, then provide project management and organizational assistance to the committee, and finally on-site supervision of the volunteer work force during construction.
Co-founders Dave Iannello and Lee Archin began Play by Design based on their vision and passion for design and quality construction. Both are talented designers and community organizers who have more than 40 years experience leading volunteers in the design and construction of community-built playgrounds. Our staff has a combined 100 years of experience working in the community-built field and have worked on hundreds of playgrounds throughout the U.S. and in many other countries. We employ designers, project managers and construction consultants. All of our designs meet and exceed the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility Guidelines. At the completion of your community build, one of our Certified Playground Safety Inspectors (CPSIs) inspects the playground. As CPSIs, we are well-versed in current industry standards and guidelines for safety and accessibility.