Civic Projects | Who We Are
Who We Are

Civic Projects is collaborative. Projects are always group efforts that integrate diverse disciplinary expertise.

Kati Rubinyi, founder and president of Civic Projects Inc. brings a design approach to strategic planning, the future of mobility, and urban design and planning. Kati is an innovative and dedicated consultant to (mostly) municipal and public agency clients. A formerly licensed architect, her multi-disciplinary practice is founded on experience with multiple project phases for architecture firms on the east coast, and urban planning experience that includes policy writing as well as performance management.

Originally from Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Kati holds a BA in philosophy (Concordia University, Montreal), BES and B.Arch. in professional architecture (University of Waterloo, Ontario Canada) and an MFA (Art Center College of Design, Pasadena).

Civic Projects Inc. evolved out of the related non-profit Civic Projects Foundation.

Lukas Winklerprins is Civic Project’s intern. Lukas carries out quantitative and qualitative research of existing conditions, precedents, rules-of-thumb and best practices. He has experience in outreach, research, and organizing start-ups and volunteer groups.

Originally from Michigan, Lukas holds a B.Sc in applied mathematics (Brown University).

Frequent Collaborators

DCR Design is a team made up of David FigueroaCharu Kukreja and Roland Hansson. They are experts in active transportation planning, information design, geospatial analysis & database management. Individually, they have major international active and public transit project experience in North America and Europe and view designed information as one of the key elements driving the success of active transit developments and influencing changes in urban travel behavior. In addition, they have helped drive public processes as part of information design and development, managed large complex projects and understand the value of outreach to getting the best possible result from public projects.

With over 20 years of experience David Bergman, founder of MR+E (Metropolitan Research and Economics), has participated in a broad range of real estate, economic development and planning projects. In particular, he has worked intensively on issues surrounding the formation of urban and regional development strategies, public private partnerships, and the role of culture industries in economic development. With a strong background in public policy analysis, and the communication of economic development goals to community stakeholders, Mr. Bergman’s practice has centered around the interrelated disciplines of general plan economics, economic and fiscal analysis, cultural, heritage and historic preservation. He serves on the faculty of SCI-Arc.

Civic Projects has worked extensively with Colleen Corcoran, a graphic designer from Texas, living and working in Los Angeles. Her work focuses on the use of design as a tool for education and positive change within the urban environment. She works with various community organizations and public agencies on projects that promote active transportation, human-centric public policies, and economic and social justice. She shares a studio in Downtown Los Angeles with Rosten Woo, Roman Jaster, and Teira Johnson, and prior to that, Colleen worked in the in-house design studio at Metro, LA’s public transit agency. She is a co-founder of CicLAvia, a program that opens several miles of LA’s streets as a public space for pedestrians and cyclists on Sundays. She also serves on the steering committee of Los Angeles Walks. She graduated from the CalArts Graphic Design MFA program in 2008.