GEORGE BOTNER, ASLA AICP
514 NW 104 Terrace
Plantation, FL 33324
Cornell University Master of Landscape Architecture 1976 Cornell Fellow
University of Florida Bachelor of Landscape Architecture 1974 High Honors
University of Florida Bachelor of Arts 1969 Major: Psychology/Sociology
Winner of 20 national and state awards for planning, designed projects, and study of planning
and landscape architecture. Winner, Rapuano Memorial Prize for Distinction in Design, College of Architecture, Art and Planning, Cornell University of Florida.
Regional Manager: Planning and Landscape Architecture, Miller Legg, Inc. Pembroke Pines, Fl. Responsible for a staff of 6 planners and landscape architects in a florida based practice of public and private planning and design. Stockholder. Work includes administrative department functions, business development, design leadership, and creative design. Billings amount to $1.7 million annually. Left due to recession layoffs.
2005 - 2007
Director of Planning and Landscape Architecture Bloodgood, Sharp and Buster Architects and Planners Jacksonville, Florida. Responsible for Community Planning of new towns, new communities, municipal and institutional projects.
2002 - 2004
Vice President of Planning and Landscape Architecture. England, Thims and Miller, Inc., Jacksonville, Fl. Responsible for land development entitlements, urban design, regulatory planning, community planning, and landscape architecture for a 170- person multi-diciplinary practice in North East Florida
2000 - 2002
Vice President of Planning and Landscape Architecture. Gee and Jenson Architects, Engineers and Planners, subsequently, CH2MHill, Inc. West Palm Beach, Florida. Responsible for all planning, entitlements, port planning, urban design, and landscape architecture for 11,000 person multi-disciplinary firm headquartered on Corvalis, Oregon.
1994 - 2000
President and Founder, Botner Land Design, Inc., Naples, Florida. Chief planner, landscape architect and business development manager of a planning and landscape practice located in Collier County, Fl. Practice specialized in Community Planning, Urban Design, Municipal Streetscape design, and Park Planning and Design.
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1990 - 1994
Executive Vice President of Development. Lely Development Corporation, Naples, Florida. Responsible for entitlements, planning, construction, design, for 90,000 acres located primairly in SW Florida and Texas. Responsible for implementation of 10,000 entitled residential units and related mixed-use commercial properties. Founded the company=s construction entity and managed over 50-staff persons related to the company=s land development, management and maintenance activities. Documented savings to the company of over $3Million annualy.
1991 - 1995 (co-terminously with above)
Collier County Planning Commissioner. County Commissioner appointee to 4-year
membership on the county government planning commission. Responsible for implementation and amendments to the County Land Development Code, and Comprehensive Plan during tenure.
1977 - 1988
Principal, Sasaki Associates, Inc. Regional practice manager located in Coral Gables, Florida.
Responsible for all planning and landscape architecture practice areas. Developed the office from a staff of 6 to a staff of 43 including all land development professionals: planners, architects, civil engineers, and landscape architects. Firm headquartered in Watertown, Ma.
MEMBERSHIPS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Landscape Architect: Florida ( formerly, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Mississippi, Louisiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee)
Member, Council of Landscape Architects Registration Boards (CLARB)
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Member, Urban Land Institute (ULI)
Member, Jacksonville District Council Steering Committee
American Planning Association