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.


Nomination Qualifications

  • 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

Perry Cardoza

With more than 36 years of landscape architectural experience, Perry creatively expresses his ideas to public agencies and community groups fostering a collaborative approach to site problem solving.  His ideology of landscape architecture is to provide innovative design solutions, unique to each project location, that consider long-term sustainable solutions. With a focus on collaborative design, Perry seeks opportunities for celebrating local history and culture, capturing and treating storm water, creating habitat, infusing meaningful artistic elements into the landscape, specifying colorful and durable water wise plants, and designing accessible and memorable solutions which incorporate best management practices.


Professional Affiliations

ASLA, Southern California Chapter, Trustee 2014-2017, President 2012-2013

AIA, Orange County Chapter

Far East Society of Architects & Engineers, Japan


Philanthropic Design Work

Colette’s Sensory Garden, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Huntington Beach, CA

Mercy House, Xavier Residence, Home Aid Orange County with Lennar Homes, Santa Ana, CA

Calle Rolando, Habitat for Humanity, San Juan Capistrano, CA


Presentations & Lectures

Owens Lake, APWA Conference, 2018

Accessible Flood Zone Trails that Teach with Mobile Amenities, California Trails & Greenway Conference, 2017

Owens Lake & Professional Practice, Cal Poly Pomona Guest Lecture, 2017

Owens Lake Land Art, Manufacturers & Superintendents Conference, 2017

Owens Lake: Sterile environment to unique sustainable experience, California Trails & Greenway Conference, 2016


Other Green Industry Contributions

Annual Student Crits & Mentoring, Master of Landscape Architecture Program, University of Arizona

Annual Student Crits & Mentoring, Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Program, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo