Adam S. Berestynski
Architect, urban designer
Born Krakow, Poland, May 5, 1927; son of Adam Berestynski (POW, K.L. Auschwitz, 1943-45); married Magdalena Steinhagen; child: Piotr (born Krakow, Poland, 1958).
Education: Master of Science (M.S.), architecture and city planning, Polytechnic University, Krakow, Poland, 1951; California Community College, Instructor credential, architecture.
Languages: Polish, English, German.
Career: Architecture designer, Krakow, Poland, 1950-60; department head, Architecture and City Planning, Krakow, Poland, 1956-64; architecture and urban designer, planning consultant, Kabul, Afghanistan, 1964-66; assistant director planning, RBF, Newport Beach, CA, 1976-1981; manager planning and development contractor, Parsons, Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, 1982-89.
Author: publications in Polish journals (art, architecture, travel), 1953-66; Monthly "Kultura," Paris, France, 1968-71.
Military: Polish Home Army (PHA), batallion "Zelbet," Krakow, Poland, 1943-45.
Awards: III Grade, S.A.R.P. (Society of Polish Architects) 1963; Who's Who in the West; Polish Philately Exhibition, 5 awards, USA, 1991-93.
Member of: Society of Polish Architects; Chief Technical Organization, Poland; American Planning Association, American Institute of Architecture (associate member of); Association Environmental Professionals; Polonus Philatelic Society, Chicago; American Philatelic Society.
Avocations: Polish philately, hiking, travel.
Resident: Poland, 1927-64; Afghanistan, 1964-66; USA, 1966-; Saudi Arabia, 1982-89; Laguna Beach, CA.
From: "Polish Americans in California, vol. II," National Center for Urban Ethnic Affairs & Polish American Historical Association. California 1995.