A native of Los Angeles, John Feldman studied at the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture. Before beginning his professional career he embarked on an extensive overseas study program traveling throughout China and Southeast Asia. Through both his own individual study and his collaboration with professional offices and universities, he sought to explore, in depth, the social and cultural impacts on architecture, urban planning and the natural environment.
Feldman has been involved in a wide range of project types, including commercial retail, street improvements, museum and institutional, public open spaces, multi-family housing/mixed use planning, residential gardens and estate master planning. His skills reflect the diversity of the projects and his ability to provide expertise in design, public relations, technical problem solving, scheduling and budgeting issues.
Feldman enjoyed his tenure while at some of the most prolific design firms in Los Angeles. As Director of the Landscape Studio at KAA Design Group, he directed all aspects of design, management, and construction administration for the range of opportunities at the firm. Feldman credits having honed his skills in design and theories in “regional contextualism” while at the firm Nancy Goslee Power and Associates. In addition to strong business skills developed while having formerly operated the firm Garness|Feldman – Architecture and Landscape, Feldman brings extensive international design experience from having completed landscape projects in many countries around the world.
Licensed in California, Feldman enthusiastically leads Ecocentrix, Inc. with vigor, vision, and evolved paradigms, with resulting design investigations spanning traditional to progressive – wherever the firm’s work takes them.