Motti Buskila

Motti Buskila

Sherman Oaks, CA, US




Landscape Designer| Troller Mayer Associates■ Glendale, CA: 2013– 2014
o Management and coordination of design team, preparation of construction details, specifications, drawing sets and presentation packages.
o Completion and submittal of construction document packages to different City officials such as BSS, BOE etc.
o Team-based development of creative technical solutions to complex design approach.
o Project meetings and field work including periodic construction supervision and inspections.
o Coordination and direction of subconsultants and contractors.
o Production of written documents such as project scopes, proposals, design approach, site inspection and recommendations.

Account Manager| Valley Crest Companies■ Sylmar Branch, CA: 2012– 2013
o Direct full residential landscape maintenance accounts manager, including meeting with clients, managing budgets and negotiate with existing and potential clients.
o Enhancements and new maintenance accounts sales.
o Design, interpret plans, calculate materials costs and pricing of residential estates projects.
o Manage 3-4 crews and ensure completion of projects according to schedule and plans.

Runner/Project Manager | AA IRONCO ■ Sylmar, CA: Summer 2012
o Direct full construction management, including analyzing blueprints and meeting with clients.
o Negotiate with existing and potential clients to take all orders.
o Interpret plans and calculate materials and pricing.
o Manage and directing five man crew and ensure completion of projects according to schedule.
Self-employed | Landscape Design and Installation: 2006–Present
o Assumed full responsibility for landscape and hardscape plan and design.
o Spearheaded six installation crews, while managing contracts and paper works as well as providing customer care.

Sales and Project Manager | PlantNation ■ North Hollywood, CA: May 2005–Jan 2007
o Managed large scale landscape and hardscape projects; executed direct customer sales with success.
o Performed initial assemblies, sale of projects, and acted as liaison between customers and management.
o Initiated negotiation with subcontractors and signed several contracts.
o Created proposal and contract plan; spearheaded project until finalization and ensured client satisfaction to ensure repeat business.

Sergeant | Israeli Defense Force ■ Israel: Nov 1996–Nov 1999
o Following orders from higher ranks and performing them in the field accordingly.
o Handling the logistics of shooting range practices arrangements while insuring maximum safety in the field with zero injuries or incidents.

Working towards licensure; applied section 1 & 2 of the test
Working towards ISA Certified Arborist
Professional Certifications – Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Advanced Construction Project Management

 Highly organized, flexible, and hands-on individual offering strong passion in landscape architecture, combined with strong interest in water conservation and love for plants.
 Fast learner with proven determination in getting the job done even under stressful environment.
 Self-motivated team player and able to preserve difficulty and surpass challenges with outstanding quality.
 Well-versed in Hebrew and English, with basic knowledge in Spanish language.
 Strong proficiency with InDesign, Sketch Up, AutoCAD, and Photoshop.


Certified Arborist #WE-10361A 
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture: 2009–2012
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA
Graduated magna cum laude in Cal Poly, (GPA:3.7)
Associate of Arts in Major (GPA: 3.8): 2006–2009
Los Angeles Valley College, Valley Glen, CA
Study Abroad: Fall 2011
Santa Chiara School of Art, Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy


CELA International Conference, Conference Runner, 2011
Bet Midrash Mishkan Israel, 2008–2011



California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Pomona, CA, US, Bachelors, Landscape Architecture

Resolve the ecological and social challenges of the 21st century, by instilling the theoretical and technical knowledge base of landscape architecture, creative and critical thinking skills, and a sense of social responsibility

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012

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