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Katja Perrey

STUDIES

Katja Perrey comes to landscape design from an extensive background in the fine arts and horticulture. She received both a BFA in Photography and an MFA in Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. After exhibiting internationally and working as a commercial photographer, an emerging passion for urban landscapes prompted her to direct her talents towards landscape design and horticulture.


EXPERIENCE

While receiving a horticulture degree from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) and becoming a ‘Master Gardener’ from US Davis, she worked in all areas of landscape installation and maintenance progressing from crewmember, foreman to division supervisor for several high-end maintenance companies and worked in sales at a locally renowned Japanese garden center. Prior to starting her own company, Katja honed her design skills at several landscape design firms, including well-known landscape designer Jay Griffith and landscape architect Russ Cletta.



WORK

Katja served as the Director of the innovative and award winning ‘Farmer’s Market Salad Bar Program’ for the City of Santa Monica Environmental Programs Division’s and the Santa Monica /Malibu Unified School District. Next to winning multiple grants for public garden design projects, she also taught horticulture and sustainable landscape design courses at the ‘Theodore Payne Foundation For Native Plants’ in Sun Valley/ CA. She is an active member the Romania Green Building Council, Bucharest /Romania, the International Society of Horticulture, and teaches workshops on sustainable landscape design.



Boys and Girls Club Beautification Project - Santa Monica - Prepared concept and planting plan for landscape design.


Campo de Cahuenga Historic Gardens - North Hollywood. - Prepared plans and rendering for city approval and supervised installation. Won 2nd place for ‘Best California Gardens 2006’ by the Association of California Garden Clubs - Sacramento.


Jack Dunster Marine Biological Reserve/Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards - Long Beach - Prepared conceptual landscape design plans and provided consultation on installation and maintenance.


Lemoyne Street Meridian Beautification Project - Echo Park/Los Angeles - Provided planting plans and design renderings to win public funding, which was granted in 2005 and supervised the installation.


Lincoln Boulevard Beautification Project - Santa Monica - Provided planting plan and supervised installation.


‘Showcase Gardens: California Native Plants For Residential Gardens’ at the ‘Madrona Marsh Nature Preserve and Nature Center’, Torrance, with grants from the City of Torrance and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Provided planting plans and design renderings to win public funding, which was granted in 2005 and supervised the installation.


The River Project - Studio City - Taught design classes for elementary school children as part of a student-led ‘Native School Garden Design Project’.
Katja Perrey Landscapes





Contact


kp@katjaperrey.com



www.katjaperrey.com

www.grupcreativ.com



Romania/EU +40 0751-072-647

USA +1 310-492-5184
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