About Fabian

Fabian Bedne and family
Fabian Bedne was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and in 1983 he received his degree from the School of Architecture and Urban Planing, University of Buenos Aires. He moved to the United States 21 years ago as part of the Columbus (Ohio) Area International Program, a U.S. training program that exchanges professionals from one country to another to develop and exchange ideas.  Bedne later adopted the U.S. as his home, taking the oath of American citizenship at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville.

One of Fabian's first opportunities in the U.S. was to plan and execute the revitalization of an inner city neighborhood in Columbus. He created a plan for the area with neighborhood input and was responsible for the implementation of most aspects of the project, such as planning the purchase of all the properties as a way to maximize the revitalization impact, salvaging the historic stock of the area, training unskilled local labor, and fighting "crack houses" by rehabilitating and renting the homes to the established neighbors and strengthening of the local economy.

Fabian began working in Nashville at Hart Freeland Roberts in 1997 designing schools, offices and other buildings in Nashville and around the country. His most significant projects were the Nashville Fire Headquarters and the Howard Office Building in Nashville. He is a founding partner of Organicus Design LLC, a architectural office that engages in the design of remodeling, new construction and landscaping with emphasis in functionality, adaptability and sustainability.

He was a member of and is active in Leadership Nashville. He was a Citizens Panel member of the Community Report Card, Metro Nashville Public Schools, from 2004 to 2006. He was on the Leadership Council of Communities Putting Prevention to Work and was a Commissioner with the Davidson County Board of Zoning Appeals. His non-profit board service includes Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity, the Housing Fund, Oasis, and Historic Nashville. He is the Vice Chair of the Planning Committee and was the Vice Chair of the Minority Caucus of the Metro Council. He was recently appointed to the National League of Cities’ At Large Board of Hispanic Elected Local Officials.

Bedne was elected to the Metro Council for District 31 in 2011.

Bedne is married to Mary-Linden Salter. They have two children; Olivia attends Nashville School of the Arts, and Gabriel graduated from Martin Luther King Magnet School. The family attends Congregation Micah.