Ben Kotlar

Civil & Naval Architect

Interdisciplinary Consultant

Sustainable Design solutions

Tel: +972 55 9988946

Email: ben@terratectura.com

Citizenship: Lithuanian, Israeli

ABOUT ME

Creative problem solver and critical thinker with a multidisciplinary

approach to design and production. Inquisitive and non-conventional

thinker. Natural leader and proactive team member with great respect

for quality, exploration, and execution. 

EXPERIENCE

2020-2021  |  Business Development & Preliminary Design Lead at  Canaan Shenhav Architects

Feasibility studies, preliminary design and strategic planning for new projects and prospective clients.

Designing, planning and branding for leading projects.

2017-2019  |  Concept & Design Lead at Mosessco Architects

Directly  supporting the needs of the clients. From initial numbers to preliminary design and negotiations with authorities. Position included team leading throughout strategic planning, budgets, timelines, client presentations, tenants meetings, city councils and regional committees - all the way to the desired result of an approved project ripe for detailed planning and a satisfied client  throughout the process.

2016-2017  |  Architect & Urban Planner at FZarchitects | Tel Aviv

From concept to details, buildings, complexes and urban planning. Position Included designing location specific mechanisms, large scale custom-made installations, immediate problem solving and long term strategic planning, design leading, coordination and presentations.. 

2015-2016  |  Naval & Civil Architect at MSC Cruises | Napoli - London - Geneva

Design audit and project coordination for the new flagship series. Guiding the design process of the architectural offices involved to match the high standards of the company. Collaborating with the firm’s engineers in order to create new cutting-edge installations. In addition, designing the firm’s new headquarters in London as well as following the construction of vessels and buildings from initial sketches to detailed finished building and custom made furniture.

 

2013-2015    - Architect at RanniZiss Architects. [Hotels&Residential Towers, Luxury Villas & Commercial centers.]

2012-2013    - Architect at PeriDavidovich [Luxury Villas & Residential Complexes] 

2008-2012    - Graphic design and 3D simulations for "Spring's Oasis - Building & Investments co."

                          Architecture & Design as a freelance.  

 

EDUCATION

Master of Yacht Design @ the Politecnico di Milano, Italy [2015-2016]

Architecture                    @ Tel-Aviv University, Israel          [2007-2012]

 

ARCHITECTURE

Extensive involvement in various scale projects including villas,

residential towers, commercial complexes, hotels,offices, public

buildings and competitions

URBAN PLANNING

Participated in numerous urban projects including both hundreds

of residential units and hundreds of square kilometres of national plans. 

YACHT DESIGN

Substantial experience in the field of yacht design and cruise ships.

Exterior & interior design including cabins, public areas, installations,

coordination & management.

PRESENTATIONS AND NEGOTIATIONS

Skilled presenter holding  hundreds of public speaking hours as well

as numerous negotiation  meetings with clients, contractors, tenants

and authorities.