Hall Of Fame Inductees
The individuals nominated should have made a significant impact or positive influence that assures the future of our industry in the lives of generations to come.
Once nominated, an individual’s biography and photo are updated on the site, and he or she is placed in the polls for voting. At the end of the year the committee takes into consideration the votes and decides which candidates are inducted.
Those with a star (*) next to their name below were either inducted posthumously or have passed away since being inducted.
- Person with integrity and passion
- Minimum 20 years in industry
- Someone who has developed or invented new technology
- Has made contributions that resulted in change
- Contributed to mankind’s needs in his field
- Provided education and encouragement with self-sacrifice
- Changed the industry
Bob Perry, Professor Emeritus of Landscape Architecture at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) began his academic career in 1972 and continues to teach today. During this time he has taught courses in plant ecology and design, planting design and design. In addition to teaching at Cal Poly Pomona, he has taught Landscape Architecture courses at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the University of Southern California (USC).
Throughout his career Bob has focused on the study of plants and water conservation. His horticultural, environmental and design interests, as well as his commitment to teach, has led him to write several books on landscaping in California, including Trees and Shrubs for Dry California Landscapes (1980), Landscape Plants for Western Regions (1992) and his most recent book, Landscape Plants for California Gardens (2010). Through his latest literary effort, he not only continues to explore conservation oriented landscape ideas, but highlights his love for plants through his beautifully crafted photography.
Bob has been a licensed landscape architect since 1972 and actively participates in professional projects where his expertise on California native plants and water conservation methods is applied and continuously refined.