HARRY H. KOBZEFF, A.S.L.A.
PRINCIPAL, IRVINE OFFICE
As a licensed Landscape Architect in the state of California, Mr. Kobzeff has managed many projects within a wide range of types, sizes, and jurisdictions. In the public sector, he has met with concerned citizen and special interest groups to evaluate public priorities, as well as local government officials, publicworks staff and general service personnel to establish municipal project goals and direction. In the private sector, he has worked closely with both developers, college administration maintenance staff and architects to establish project programs and to carry them out successfully from the early design stages through to the finished product.
Mr. Kobzeff is experienced in the governmental, commercial, industrial, institutional, recreational and residential markets in southern California, northern California, Arizona, Texas and Colorado. His expertise in slope plantings comes from designing and managing numerous slope-related projects. In 2001, Mr. Kobzeff accepted the role of Landscape Operations Manager where he effectively reorganized the landscape department of one of the largest architectural firms in Orange County.
Believing in staying close to the scholastic community, Mr. Kobzeff has been a guest lecturer and instructor in the Landscape Architectural Extension at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Horticultural Department of Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, California. He was also an instructor in the Extension Program at the University of California, Irvine, where he taught "Grading and Drainage", "Landscape Construction Drawing" and other technical landscape courses. He was also an active member of the UCI Extension Faculty Advisory Board. Mr. Kobzeff was invited and served as a past panel member for contractor education at the Landscape Industry Show at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Mr. Kobzeff is an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. At California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, he received the American Institute of Landscape Architects' "Outstanding Student" award in 1972. Mr. Kobzeff also has a lifetime Limited Service Credential in the field of Ornamental Horticulture from the California Community Colleges. He also is the Landscape Architect of record for new development at several colleges within the Southern California area.
Keeping up with industry changes, Mr. Kobzeff has Certificates of Achievement for short courses in Horticulture from the University of California Cooperative Extension, and Advanced Irrigation Seminars from the TORO Company.
Mr. Kobzeff was asked to be a member of the Anaheim Beautiful Committee as a judge in their annual design awards program in 1987. He also served as a regular lecturer to the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Pacific Region, California Garden Clubs, Orange County District. He has received a commendation for Outstanding Cooperation with the Garden Clubs of Orange County District. Several of his projects have earned design Certificates of Merit from the California Park and Recreation Society's Environmental Planning and Recreation Program Awards for the City of Anaheim. He has been finalist runner-up in both MAME and SAM awards for his work on high density tract housing.
Mr. Kobzeff will be in charge of projects located mainly within the Orange, San Diego and Riverside County areas. Mr. Kobzeff received his Bachelor of Science degree from school of Environmental Design at California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1973.