John Ade

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John Ade is a Registered Architect with more than 24 years of experience practicing architecture for a number of Atlanta’s leading architectural firms. In the last 15 years, he has concentrated on IT management and CAD/BIM systems support, development and implementation. This focus has allowed him to excel in his knowledge of leading systems and also in their practical application to solving today’s complex design and project challenges.

As an Associate Principal of design technology at The Preston Partnership, John was responsible for researching all new software technologies for use within the firm. This included managing the evaluation, deployment and support for Revit Architecture, Revit Structure and Architectural Desktop. The technology was deployed throughout the multi-disciplinary firm located in six US cities.

His eleven year tenure at Gensler included participation on the firm-wide Revit Leadership Group where he played an active role in developing standards, training curriculums and implementation strategies for deployment across the 2500 employee firm. He also played an active role in mentoring project teams in Revit deployment and consulting on technology strategies and standards.

As a Senior Application Specialist specializing in BIM at Applied Software, John provides consulting services, project mentoring and application training to leading firms throughout the Southeast. His unique background in both project management and technology deployment allows him to provide valuable consulting on executive strategies which assist owners and principals in the deployment of BIM solutions.

John acted as BIM Manager for services provided to AutoTrader.com for survey of existing space, modeling of existing space in Revit Architecture and incorporation of facilities management processes. Services included training of facilities staff on Revit Architecture as it applies to facilities management workflow. BIM project work also includes Revit Architecture and Revit Family component creation for the GSA’s Tuscaloosa Federal Courthouse, a 124,000 SF federal building and courthouse. Modeling and component creation focused on constructability, future facilities management and visualizations.