ABOUT

 
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City Fabrick is a nonprofit design studio dedicated to enhancing communities through public interest design, planning, policy and civic engagement.Based in Long Beach, City Fabrick engages in existing communities willing to explore change as ideal laboratories for creating innovative examples of how to repurpose, retrofit and develop sustainable cities. By leveraging the prototyping, piloting and experimentation, City Fabrick collaborates with others to fast-track these communities for invention and best practices.

City Fabrick adapts to working in a diversity of environments, filling a variety of roles and providing a broad spectrum of expertise – based what best serves those partnerships, programs and projects. As a consultant, the organization provides professional services to other nonprofit organizations, government agencies and private entities dedicated on projects that serve the public good. As a nonprofit corproation

City Fabrick plan, design and implement projects spanning open space, mobility, land-use, housing and cultural development with concepts that are both site-specific and globally relevant. City Fabrick prepares research studies, formulate policies, develop communication resources and implement designs that proactively engage and empower professionals, officials, community leaders and the public on a broad range of topics related to urban planning, policy and design.


 
 
 

TEAM

 
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BRIAN ULASZEWSKI Executive Director, LEED AP 
 

BRIAN ULASZEWSKI
LEED AP-Executive Director Principal 

Brian Ulaszewski has over two decades of experience working in the design and planning field on work spanning tactical interventions like pop-up plazas and parklets to building and landscape projects to regional-scale planning and state policy, all dedicated to improving communities Brian has extensive experience working with local governments, developers, affordable housing providers, and nonprofit organizations on a wide variety projects ranging graphic, environmental, building, landscape and urban design. He has also returned to teach within the Landscape Architecture and Urbanism Department at the University of South California, School of Architecture. Brian is a recognized leader in city building, having been recognized by the American Planning Association – Los Angeles with the John Chase Visionary Award and invited to speak at several academic and industry publications.

 
 

BAKTAASH SORKHABI
Designer

Baktaash Sorkhabi has contributed greatly to the work at City Fabrick, helping the organization with graphic design, academic research, community advocacy, program coordination, and project facilitation. As the Program and Design Coordinator, Baktaash brings nearly a decade of both public and private sector experience. The range of projects Baktaash has worked on include envisioning and designing temporary environments for people such as pop-up plazas, researching and developing case studies for domestic as well as international cities. The Long Beach Post recognized Baktaash as one of the city’s distinguished young individuals making a positive impact for their annual ‘Top 40 under 40” list. He is also the founder of Longbeachize, an award-winning community organization and news website involved in a wide range of issues including transportation, land use governance, planning, open space, sustainability and well-being.

BAKTAASH SORKHABI Program + Design Coordinator
 
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PARUL SHARMA
Urban Designer

Baktaash Sorkhabi has contributed greatly to the work at City Fabrick, helping the organization with graphic design, academic research, community advocacy, program coordination, and project facilitation. As the Program and Design Coordinator, Baktaash brings nearly a decade of both public and private sector experience. The range of projects Baktaash has worked on include envisioning and designing temporary environments for people such as pop-up plazas, researching and developing case studies for domestic as well as international cities. The Long Beach Post recognized Baktaash as one of the city’s distinguished young individuals making a positive impact for their annual ‘Top 40 under 40” list. He is also the founder of Longbeachize, an award-winning community organization and news website involved in a wide range of issues including transportation, land use governance, planning, open space, sustainability and well-being.

 
 

ANGELICA MEZA
Designer

A native to Southern California, Angelica attended Orange Coast College after high school. There she found her passion and went on to graduate from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. Through the graphic design program in CSULB, she was able to fulfill some of the wanderlust that she has and learn about different cultures. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Long Beach Creamery and dreaming about where she would like to travel next.

ANGELICA MEZA Fellow Designer
 
ALEXANDER JUNG Urban Designer
 

ALEXANDER JUNG
Urban Designer

Alexander Jung brings to his work at City Fabrick a unique perspective working on urban design and planning projects in the public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors. With over five years of experience, Alexander has proven to be an effective project manager, designer, and community facilitator in his involvement with several award-winning projects throughout Southern California. The range of projects Alexander has worked on include visioning and designing multimodal streetscapes, parks and open spaces, First/Last Mile connectivity plans, pedestrian and bicycle networks, and Transit Oriented Districts. Recently arriving to Long Beach, he has already worked on several plans and projects throughout the city. He is also engaged in the community as the Development Coordinator for Tuesday Night Project, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides a space for artists and community activists to
share their work.

 

MINA EMAMIFAR RHOADES
ASLA-Landscape Architect

 

Mina Emamifar Roades brings her passion and creativity in landscape architecture to her work creating spaces that enrich the lives of people. Mina brings over ten years of experience as a Landscape Architect to City Fabrick, as well as her knowledge as a Long Beach resident. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from USC where she took courses in Landscape Architecture and found interest in receiving a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University College of Design. Her experience living and working on the east coast has given her expertise in the diverse plant material and different ecosystems of the area. Moving back to Southern California, Mina grew an appreciation for the unique opportunity to design with drought tolerant planting and natives, believing that our native species and adapted natives can create rich and lush environments that embrace our culture.


Board of Directors

 

DAVID WHITE
Chair

CARA MULLIO
Vice Chair

PHIL APPLEBY
Treasure

ANDREA SULSONA
Secretary

MEG BEATRICE, AIA

GEORGIA CASE

STEVE GERHARDT, AICP

DR. VANESSA KALEB, MD

CHRIS LEWIS

BRIAN ULASZEWSKI

LEED AP-Executive Director Principal

 


 
 

BRIAN ULASZEWSKI Executive Director, LEED AP 

BRIAN ULASZEWSKI
LEED AP-Executive Director Principal 

 

BRIAN ULASZEWSKI
LEED AP-Executive Director Principal 

Brian Ulaszewski has over two decades of experience working in the design and planning field on work spanning tactical interventions like pop-up plazas and parklets to building and landscape projects to regional-scale planning and state policy, all dedicated to improving communities Brian has extensive experience working with local governments, developers, affordable housing providers, and nonprofit organizations on a wide variety projects ranging graphic, environmental, building, landscape and urban design. He has also returned to teach within the Landscape Architecture and Urbanism Department at the University of South California, School of Architecture. Brian is a recognized leader in city building, having been recognized by the American Planning Association – Los Angeles with the John Chase Visionary Award and invited to speak at several academic and industry publications.

 
 

Baktaash Sorkhabi has contributed greatly to the work at City Fabrick, helping the organization with graphic design, academic research, community advocacy, program coordination, and project facilitation. As the Program and Design Coordinator, Baktaash brings nearly a decade of both public and private sector experience. The range of projects Baktaash has worked on include envisioning and designing temporary environments for people such as pop-up plazas, researching and developing case studies for domestic as well as international cities. The Long Beach Post recognized Baktaash as one of the city’s distinguished young individuals making a positive impact for their annual ‘Top 40 under 40” list. He is also the founder of Longbeachize, an award-winning community organization and news website involved in a wide range of issues including transportation, land use governance, planning, open space, sustainability and well-being.

BAKTAASH SORKHABI Program + Design Coordinator

BAKTAASH SORKHABI
Designer

 
profile-01-01-04.png

PARUL SHARMA
Urban Designer

 

Baktaash Sorkhabi has contributed greatly to the work at City Fabrick, helping the organization with graphic design, academic research, community advocacy, program coordination, and project facilitation. As the Program and Design Coordinator, Baktaash brings nearly a decade of both public and private sector experience. The range of projects Baktaash has worked on include envisioning and designing temporary environments for people such as pop-up plazas, researching and developing case studies for domestic as well as international cities. The Long Beach Post recognized Baktaash as one of the city’s distinguished young individuals making a positive impact for their annual ‘Top 40 under 40” list. He is also the founder of Longbeachize, an award-winning community organization and news website involved in a wide range of issues including transportation, land use governance, planning, open space, sustainability and well-being.

 
 

A native to Southern California, Angelica attended Orange Coast College after high school. There she found her passion and went on to graduate from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. Through the graphic design program in CSULB, she was able to fulfill some of the wanderlust that she has and learn about different cultures. In her spare time, she enjoys going to Long Beach Creamery and dreaming about where she would like to travel next.
 

ANGELICA MEZA Fellow Designer

ANGELICA MEZA
Designer

 
ALEXANDER JUNG Urban Designer

ALEXANDER JUNG
Urban Designer

 

Alexander Jung brings to his work at City Fabrick a unique perspective working on urban design and planning projects in the public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors. With over five years of experience, Alexander has proven to be an effective project manager, designer, and community facilitator in his involvement with several award-winning projects throughout Southern California. The range of projects Alexander has worked on include visioning and designing multimodal streetscapes, parks and open spaces, First/Last Mile connectivity plans, pedestrian and bicycle networks, and Transit Oriented Districts. Recently arriving to Long Beach, he has already worked on several plans and projects throughout the city. He is also engaged in the community as the Development Coordinator for Tuesday Night Project, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides a space for artists and community activists to
share their work.

 

MINA EMAMIFAR RHOADES
ASLA-Landscape Architect

 

Mina Emamifar Roades brings her passion and creativity in landscape architecture to her work creating spaces that enrich the lives of people. Mina brings over ten years of experience as a Landscape Architect to City Fabrick, as well as her knowledge as a Long Beach resident. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from USC where she took courses in Landscape Architecture and found interest in receiving a Master’s degree in Landscape Architecture at North Carolina State University College of Design. Her experience living and working on the east coast has given her expertise in the diverse plant material and different ecosystems of the area. Moving back to Southern California, Mina grew an appreciation for the unique opportunity to design with drought tolerant planting and natives, believing that our native species and adapted natives can create rich and lush environments that embrace our culture.


 

Board of Directors

 

DAVID WHITE
Chair

 

STEVE GERHARDT, AICP

 

CARA MULLIO
Vice Chair

 

MEG BEATRICE, AIA

 

PHIL APPLEBY
Treasure

 

DR. VANESSA KALEB, MD

 

ANDREA SULSONA
Secretary

 

GEORGIA CASE

 

GEORGIA CASE

 

CHRIS LEWIS

 

BRIAN ULASZEWSKI
LEED AP-Executive Director Principal