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The Green Scene In The News - 2010

Scott Cohen has many brand new videos on You Tube's LandscapingNetwork Channel

Scott Cohen Silver GAVA Award

Scott Cohen won two GAVA awards at the awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Nov. 7, 2010 for the Weintraub and Beshay projects.

Scott Cohen Bronze GAVA Award

Scott Cohen's 2010 Pool and Spa Expo Seminar Schedule:

Nov. 2 ~ Selling With Attitude! Upscale Sales Roundtable with Lew Akins, Joe Vassallo, & Scott Cohen
Nov. 3 ~ High-End Swimming Pool and Spa Design and Construction
Nov. 4 ~ Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Barbecue Counter Design and Build

Concrete Network

Landscape Construction - October 2010

"Lost in Paradise" by Scott Cohen

Do you ever dream about being stranded on a beautiful deserted island complete with a palapa or two? The Green Scene made that dream come true for a young family...


Scott Cohen in WaterShapes Extra

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Dec. 2010: Scott Cohen talks about The Mysterious Draining Fountain
Nov. 2010: Scott Cohen talks about Installing Spa-Side Controls Properly
Oct. 2010: Scott Cohen talks about Singing the Relief-Valve Blues
Oct. 2010: Scott Cohen talks about Bad Plot Plans, Big Changes
Sept. 2010: Scott Cohen talks about French Drains The Right Way
Sept. 2010: Scott Cohen talks about Contractors, Footprints, and Dust
August 2010: Scott Cohen talks about Keep Weep Screeds Clear
August 2010: Scott Cohen talks about Clients and Color Consistency
July 2010: Scott Cohen talks about The Hazards of Water Migration
June 2010: Scott Cohen talks about Planning for a Rainy Day
June 2010: Scott Cohen talks about Cold Joints: Avoiding Costly Repairs
May 2010: Scott Cohen talks about Becoming Wise
Concrete Network

Landscape Architect - October 2010

"Over The Edge" by Scott Cohen

Overlooking California's San Fernando Valley, this striking landscape seems to take swimmers to infinity...and beyond. It's a great example... read more


Filming Concrete Network
September 2010
Top 5 outdoor concrete videos: See what everyone's watching (hint: you've seen him on this Web site before!)
Pool and Spa News
McDowell Front Yard

Builder, Designer...Mediator by Dan Schechner
(Pool and Spa News, Sept. 15, 2010)

Scott Cohen wasn't optimistic. He'd just finished reviewing with his clients - a married couple - the upgrades they had requested for their in ground spa. The man of the house was far less enthused than his wife over the project, which came with a $15,000 price tag.

"Absolutely not," Cohen recalls his declaration. "We're not spending another dollar on this job!" But then something unexpected happened... read more

Johnston Masters of Design Merit Award

McDowell Front Yard

2010 Masters of Design - Award of Merit
(Pool and Spa News , August 19, 2010)
Category: Concrete Pools
Scott Cohen | The Green Scene Design & Construction

McDowell Front Yard

Outdoor Living
by Scott Cohen
(Watershapes, July/August 2010)

Southern California watershaper and landscape designer Scott Cohen is known for wildly creative designs that capture and express his clients' personalities and aspirations about luxury. Along the way, he's developed a special touch in developing outdoor cooking and dining areas ó a pursuit taken up by many watershapers in recent years and one about which Cohen has written a book whose key recommendations he shares here. ..." read more

Scott Cohen's PoolScapes

Award-winning author and garden designer Scott Cohen shows you how to make this dream a reality in Scott Cohenís Poolscapes: Refreshing Ideas for the Ultimate Backyard Resort. Whether youíre looking for an intimate hydrotherapy spa, a splash-happy place for family fun, an invigorating exercise pool or an exquisite setting for outdoor entertaining, youíll discover the secrets behind Cohenís breathtaking, high-performance swimming pools and spas. Available in 2011

McDowell Front Yard

Welcome Your Guests with Open Arms
(Your Home and Lifestyle, August 2010)

Backyard outdoor rooms are extremely popular everywhere in the United States. Outdoor kitchens, spas, video centers, fireplaces, swimming pools, and gazebos all help to establish a wonderfully usable, comfortable desirable living space in which to entertain family and friends. But many homeowners tend to forget about the front yard and entrance to their homes because, simply, they don't spend much time there. "A homeowner returns home drives along the driveway to the garage and enters the home from that door..." read more

concrete rope counter edge

Concrete Construction
Read about The Green Scene's concrete countertops in Concrete Construction magazine, August 2010:

Backyard Expanses

Eichenberger Outdoor Kitchen

Sheldon shower

August 2010:

3 of our fabulous outdoor showers are featured on HGTV's series of outdoor shower photo galleries here and here

McDowell Shower

Landscape Architect

Read "A Backyard Re-design That Really Works" by Scott Cohen

Published in Landscape Architect

July 2010

Landscape Architect July 2010 page 1 Landscape Architect July 2010 page 2

You-Tube Video : Realtors Gary and Lisa Schoeffler talk with Scott Cohen about their design consultation

July 2010: Read Grand Designs in The San Fernando Valley Business Journal, all about Scott Cohen's journey to becoming Garden Artisan of The Green Scene, the creative projects he designs and builds, and how he is weathering the current economic climate. Beshay Perspective
A and E

We were featured on A&E's "Fix This Yard" on Sat. May 1st

Episode 3 - Erika and Aaron

"After 25 years of renting, Erika, a single mother, was finally able to buy a home for herself and her 16-year-old son, Aaron. However, the pride of home ownership was soon overshadowed by the realities of the fixer-upper they purchased and the expectations of neighbors eager to see this outdated home modernized. Luckily, Alan and Amy stopped by for the weekend to help give the home a 21st Century facelift with plants, pavers, a new garage door and a fresh coat of paint. But Erika and the team don't always see eye to eye when it comes to the direction of the project, and the yard's largest tree stands right in between them."

Taylor front yard
Taylor Front Yard

  • We currently have 6 new projects in the works that we are very excited about.

  • During the spring of 2010, the Fine Living Network ran 4 television shows with our projects: Bodacious Outdoor Spaces, 15 Bodacious Outdoor Kitchens, X-Treme Outdoor Projects, and 15 More Bodacious Backyards.

  • We moved into our new office in Northridge on March 1st - come visit us!

Spaces Magazine Cover

The March/April issue of Spaces features The Green Scene's Weintraub project on the cover and 3 additional projects inside.

"Scott Cohen awoke on a recent morning, amazed at the sight of a giant rainbow bending over the San Fernando Valley. Cohen's appreciation of the ribbons of color is no surprise, given his professional interest in harnessing light. The award-winning landscape designer...." more

Beshay Pool Night

Scott Cohen is currently working on developing a new TV show. Stay tuned for exciting details!
Scott Cohen new TV show

Scott Cohen held 2 seminars at the World of Concrete Show February 1 and 2, 2010 at the Las Vegas Convention Center: Outdoor Patio/Kitchen Design and Decorative Outdoor Room, Fireplace and Fire Feature Design

Scott Cohen held 2 seminars on High End Pool and Spa Design & Outdoor Room Design on January 13 and 14, 2010 at the Aquatech Institute's Society Conference in Whistler Canada.

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Blue Lagoon Fiber Optic Bar and fire pit

The March issue of Water Garden News features an article about perspective drawings with Fetch-A-Sketch.com

Fetch-A-Sketch pond

Two Green Scene fiber optic concrete countertops are featured in an article called Let It Shine in the January 2010 issue of Concrete Decor.

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