John Ellis



John joined Vision 3 Architects in 2014. He has over thirty years of experience in the architectural industry.

John jumped into the workforce right after high school and acquired his hand drafting skills on the job.

This was during the early years of CADD and firms were toying with the idea of moving from the drafting board to desktop PC’s.

When an opportunity came for him to receive CADD training in 1985, John jumped at the chance and his whole world changed.

John recalls one of his most significant challenges; creating floor plans for a University School of Textiles on a computer that at the time boasted a 20MB hard drive.

The computers back then were slower than slow, but we discovered ways to make them fly. During his career, John has been instrumental in developing technologies that have helped advance the productivity of CAD, BIM & Rendering/Animation processes.

Part of his career is devoted to developing CAD related productivity tools for an impressive list of retail, banking and university clients.

When he’s not assisting and answering BIM related questions, he’s addressing IT related needs.

His diverse work experiences, talent and expertise in the areas of Architecture, Facilities Management, 3D Modeling/Animation, CADD, BIM and IT give him a unique and welcome perspective at Vision 3 as he expands the firm’s BIM services and presentation offerings.

His CAD automation contributions led to the receipt of the Microsoft Blue Diamond Award for Compiling Technologies.

John has a CDT (Construction Document Technologist) certificate through CSI.

During his time off, John enjoys spending time with his family, reading, woodworking, gardening, playing guitar, cycling and hiking.

He also participates in efforts to help the community, contributing time and talents through Knights of Columbus and participating in the Bristol 4th of July parade.


Construction Document Technologist (CDT) Certificate


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