President and Senior Landscape Architect
John Ellsworth founded Ellsworth and Associates, landscape architects, inc. in 1988, when he saw a need for high-quality professional services in landscape visual resource analysis and computer visual simulation.
Qualifications. John Ellsworth is a licensed landscape architect
in several states and national board-certified by the Council of Landscape
Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB). He is a Fellow of the American Society
of Landscape Architects and Past-President of
in natural science and a master's degree in landscape architecture and environmental
Professional Practice Experience. John has over twenty years experience in landscape architecture, disturbed land rehabilitation, visual resource management, computer visual simulation, and education. John has worked for a variety of private companies and public agencies, including several engineering and planning firms, the U.S. Forest Service and National Park Service, and the Colorado Division of Highways. He has managed numerous EALA projects including surface mines, energy, oil and gas, highways, outdoor recreation developments, and others.
Professional Educator Experience. John is an experienced educator and skilled trainer. He has taught for many years at the University level. He has trained dozens of federal land management agency landscape architects and others in visual resource analysis and computer visual simulation. John has designed and taught courses for the US Forest Service, and for the Bureau of Land Management through their National Training Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
and Publications. John has received several professional awards
from the US Forest Service and the American Society of Landscape Architects.
He has given numerous papers and presentations at professional conferences
both domestic and foreign. John is the author of a chapter titled "Design
Principles for Restoring Visual Quality on Surface Mined Landscapes" in the
book Environmental Design for Reclaiming Surface Mines published by Edwin
Mellen Press, 2001. He is also the primary author of a case-studies chapter
titled, "Visualizing Scenic Resource Impacts: Proposed Surface
Mining and Solid Waste Sanitary Landfill," in the book Visualization
in Landscape and Environmental Planning, Spon Press, 2005.
Personal Interests. In his leisure time John enjoys fishing, cross-country skiing, wildlife and landscape photography, and travelling.