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About The Green Scene

The Green Scene's professional staff runs under landscape designer Scott Cohen's creative and professional expertise. Mr. Cohen carries active General, Landscape and swimming pool Contractors licenses # 340258 B, C-27,C-53. He creates all landscape designs and plans using an autocad based computer program.

His office staff includes an Estimator, Graphic Design Specialist, Permit Coordinator, Office and Project Manager, Public Relations Manager, Accountant, and an Illustrator. We work together to coordinate every aspect of your project, from photographing and measuring your property, creating perspective drawings, creating plans with our AutoCAD computer system, creating proposals and contracts, obtaining permits, getting HOA approval (when necessary), and coordinating the phases of construction.

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Scott Cohen

President and Supervising Designer

Scott Cohen is the creative force behind The Green Scene, one of the fastest-growing outdoor landscape design and construction firms in the Los Angeles area. Scott's passion for design began as a boyhood fascination with sculpture, drawing, architecture and gardening. At the age of 15, he started his own successful landscape maintenance business and began to learn many of the innovative landscaping methods he still uses today-more than two decades later- at The Green Scene. 

Since Scott took over as President and Supervising Designer in 1995, The Green Scene's volume of business has increased tenfold with no end in sight. That growth can be attributed to Scott's unique approach to creating designs that reflect the personalities of the homeowners as well as the attributes of the home and yard. A four-page "Getting-To-Know-You" design questionnaire allows Scott to incorporate the hobbies and interests of the homeowners into his designs to give each a truly personalized project.

An accomplished ceramicist and sculptor, he sometimes creates custom-designed tiles and sculptures that add imaginative personal touches to the yard-once even body-casting a client to create a life-like mermaid sculpture for her swimming pool. His artistic abilities and years of creating innovative designs have given him the uncanny ability to visualize a dramatic showplace within moments of entering a yard, often beginning his first sketches as his clients discuss their wish list of amenities. And his talent doesn't stop outdoors; check out his Old World style indoor kitchen remodel.

See Scott's outdoor living and yard design videos sponsored by Concrete Network

Unlike many other designers, Scott is a licensed contractor in landscape, swimming pool and general construction, enabling him to service every phase of a project. He is constantly pushing the envelope with new construction techniques and developing his management systems to deliver unparalleled workmanship and professionalism to his clients. His construction projects are limited to the greater San Fernando Valley area in Los Angeles. To see our service area, click here. To hire Scott for design work outside of our service area, please go to our consultation page.

In today's economy, many people are choosing to vacation at home, or take a "staycation". Scott Cohen's designs are perfect for creating the perfect resort-style backyard perfect for staycationing!

Buy Scott Cohen's Outdoor Kitchen Design Workbook from our Bookstore page.

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 Luxury Pools, 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, concrete patio design and sizing, outdoor fireplace construction, water features, ponds and waterfalls, and general landscape construction.

As a certified construction defect industry expert witness, he regularly serves as an arbitrator, and testifies in cases of alleged outdoor construction defects. He continues to lobby for ethical workers' compensation practices in the construction industry.

Terms and Pricing for Expert Witness Testimony

Scott is available for speaking engagements, seminars, and expert witness testimony on the following subjects and more:

Pools and Spas:gunite construction, leaks, heaved pool shell, popped pool shell, plaster, Pebbletec, colored plaster, design configuration, plastering, plaster delaminating, beach entries, steel placement, tile work, plumbing, coping, waterproofing, water migration, drainage, concrete, heaved concrete, colored concrete, cracks in concrete, mastic joints, raised bond beams, sheer descents, laminar jets, deck jets, swimming pool covers, lighting and electrical, hydrostatic relief.

Landscaping and Design specifications : Plans and take-offs, computer aided design, patio sizing, setbacks, irrigation systems, sprinklers, drainage, French drains, hydro-static relief drains, grading, retaining walls, seat walls, bender board, planting, rototilling, amendment, fertilization, maintenance practice, fine-grading, low-voltage lighting, transformers, lighting wiring, expansive soil, clay soil, voltage drop, seeding and sod.

Ponds & Waterfalls: Ponds, waterfalls, Aquascape systems, biological filtration, stagnant water, filtration, skimmer placement, plumbing, electrical, pond maintenance, leaks, excessive splash, rock selection, liners, and underlayment.

Hardscape: Patio sizing and placement, concrete, concrete cracks, score joints, stamped concrete finishing, colored concrete, concrete coping, cast concrete, concrete steps, footings, retaining walls, seat walls, swimming pool decking, delaminating, pop-outs, efflorescence, drainage, sheet flow, water intrusion, weep screed, pavers, stucco, pilasters, lighting, conduits, concrete counter-tops, fire-pits, gas plumbing, plan take-offs, accurate dimensions, decorative concrete

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