Ben Kotlar

Naval  & Civil Architect

Interdisciplinary   Consultant

Sustainable Design solutions

Tel: +972 55 9988946


Citizenship: Lithuanian, Israeli

Skype: kotlar.ben



Architect, Yacht Designer, Concept Director

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. 

With extensive multi-disciplinary experience, autodidactic abilities, grit and passion I am

confident every task I will take upon myself will be executed to the highest level and beyond  

expectation. New and unfamiliar issues calling for creative solutions are my strength.

Committed to the punctual delivery of efficiency, creative and edgy designs and on-time

delivery of solutions & productions.      



2019-2020  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.

                       Freelance architect and ecological design consultant

2019-2020   Concept & Design Freelancer

Design lead and production for various offices and companies from Architects and Designers to Entrepreneurs and Private Clients

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 Farhi Zafrir Architects | 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.

 2012-2014 - Architect at RanniZiss Architects. [Hotels & Residential Towers, Luxury Villas & Commercial centers.] 

2011-2012 - Architect at PeriDavidovich [Luxury Villas & Residential Complexes] 

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


*Architecture & Design as a freelance. 3D Modeling, Simulations and planning, Graphic design and branding. 










Photoshop, Autocad, Illustrator, Rhinoceros, Sketchup, Moi, Maxwell, V-Ray, Lumion

3dsMax, ArchiCad, Revit, KeyShot, HullForm, Camtasia, Maxsurf, Office


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

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

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