JOSEPH A. VARONIN A.S.L.A. C.L.I.A
MANAGING PRINCIPAL – VALENCIA OFFICE
CA#1737, AZ#13616, NV#206, TX#1180
Mr. Varonin is the managing principal and founder of TCLA, Inc. He has had previous design experience with major planning firms, until the creation of TCLA, Inc. in 1980. Mr. Varonin has experience managing landscape projects in many sectors and in many areas. In the public sector, he has directed interest groups, met with governmental staff to evaluate and set priorities, establish programs and set design standards and guidelines for land planning. In the private sector, he has worked closely with developers and architects to establish project programs and to carry them out successfully from the early design stages through the finished product.
Mr. Varonin has experience in all types and scale of landscape architectural projects. He has worked within the residential, commercial, recreational, industrial and institutional and educational sectors. His work extends throughout the high desert communities as Santa Clarita Valley, where he was responsible for numerous projects for the Cities of Santa Clarita, Lancaster, Palmdale and County of Los Angeles. He is currently under contract for major projects with the cities of Palmdale and Lancaster. He is also responsible for numerous projects in northern California, Arizona, Nevada and Texas.
He is experienced in “Xeriscape” applications within public spaces. This comes from designing and managing numerous public use projects with natural and low-water demand requirements. His innovative designs attempt to create harmony between land use, environment, users and architecture through a directed and specific use of space and materials. Besides his experience in horticulture and spatial design, Mr. Varonin is sensitive to water conservation. This is exemplified through his innovative irrigation designs and acheiving the credential of a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.
Staying close to his local and professional communities, Mr. Varonin volunteers his time and experience to numerous organizations such as Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Varonin has also participated as an instructor in Landscape Architecture at U.C.L.A. Extension and is a guest lecturer at Contractor’s Associations and other civic functions. Mr. Varonin is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects and is a past Board Member of The American Red Cross, Antelope Valley Chapter
Mr. Varonin received his Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture, in the school of Environmental Design at California Polytechnic University, Pomona in 1973. He attended European studies in Western Europe in 1971-1972.