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Scott Cohen is available for on-site, online, and telephone consultations, expert witness testimony, and training and speaking engagements. Click here to review his curriculum vitae. Please call us at (818) 280-0420 to schedule an appointment.

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Seminars, Training, and Speaking Engagements

Scott Cohen

Hire Scott Cohen to speak at your next industry show. Cohen’s outgoing personality and comfortable speaking style entertain attendees as he shares knowledge collected over 22 years of work experience.

A two time Masters Of Design Award winner, Scott has also been featured on Home and Garden Television's Landscaper's Challenge, Designing for the Sexes, and Get Out, Way Out! Scott's designs are also regularly showcased in numerous local and national print media, such as Pool and Spa News, Architectural West, Hearth and Home, and Signature Pools and Outdoors.

He is nationally recognized as an expert in swimming pool and spa design, outdoor kitchen design and construction, concrete patio design and sizing, outdoor fireplace construction, water features, ponds and waterfalls, and general landscape construction. As a certified Expert Witness and Industry Expert with the California Contractors State License Board, he regularly serves as a mediator, and testifies in cases of alleged outdoor construction defects. He continues to lobby for ethical Workers' Compensation and professional business practices in the construction industry.

Seminar fees range from $2,500-$,4,500 up to three hours plus travel expenses Ask about professional discounts for multiple seminars at the same show.

Conference attendees' comments:
"Scott presented good sales and construction ideas. The new innovations that were discussed as well as how to speak to prospective buyers was helpful."
"Scott had good handouts and impressive designs."
"Scott is knowledgeable about his subject and is a good speaker."

"I would like to thank you for having the opportunity to attend your great seminar at World of Concrete in Las Vegas earlier this month. I really did enjoy it and have learned a lot. Thanks again."

Freimann fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor living room

Lessons Learned from a CSLB Expert Witness
Because I've witnessed so many bad practices over the years — and frankly, because they don't seem to become any less frequent with time — I've decided to share my observations of common problems in this seminar. Someday, I intend to turn the articles into an educational textbook for the watershaping industry.

Freimann fireplace, outdoor kitchen, and outdoor living room

The Outdoor Room Boom
Learn all about the latest trends in creating outdoor rooms in your own backyard. Cohen walks you through the design and construction process of the outdoor living room, outdoor kitchen, outdoor dining areas, proper concrete patio sizing and “wayfinding” from place to place.

Outdoor kitchen, patio, and outdoor fireplace

Patio / Outdoor Kitchen Design and Construction
Discover the best techniques for placing outdoor kitchens and patios, taking into consideration entertaining needs and lifestyle. Learn the best materials for flooring and outdoor kitchen countertops.

Beshay outdoor kitchen

Outdoor Kitchen Design and Build (basic and advanced versions)
Find out how the addition of an outdoor kitchen adds value to a home, and learn step-by-step how to design and build the ultimate outdoor kitchen using poured-in-place concrete countertops, embedded colored glass chips, and fiber optic lighting.
Kirschner fireplace

Outdoor Fireplace and Fire Feature Design and Construction
Outdoor fireplaces and fire pits are one of the hottest trends in outdoor living. Find out whether a fireplace, fire pit, or fire hearth is best for any given project, and step-by-step construction tips.

Kirschner spa and swimming pool

High End Swimming Pool and Spa Design and Construction
Scott Cohen is one of the leading design trendsetters in swimming pool design. Learn how to incorporate vanishing edges, slot overflows, sheer descents, popup fountains, Baja shelves, and more.

Couple fighting over money

The Backyard Battle of the Sexes: Outdoor Design For Couples
As any landscape designer (or any other residential contractor, for that matter) knows, there can be big differences between what men and women want out of a home improvement project. Scott Cohen has many years of experience navigating the delicate balance between husband and wife when it comes to outdoor design and construction. Laugh and learn how to bring harmony to the outdoors!

Buy Scott Cohen's Outdoor Kitchen Design Workbook on our Bookstore page! It's full of expert advice on everything from outdoor kitchen design, construction of cast-in-place concrete counters, and incorporating embedded objects such as glass chips and fiber optic! Scott Cohen's Outdoor Design Workbook