Baltimore

Contacts

John Harris
President, ACE Mentor Program Baltimore
Senior Associate
Hord Coplan Macht
P : 410.837.7311
Email John.

Faith Carper
Planning Coordinator, ACE Mentor Program Baltimore
Executive Assist to
Adam Snavely
The Poole and Kent Corporation
4530 Hollins Ferry Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21227
p 410.565.5347
f 443.320.1495
Email Faith.

Lauren Buckler
Vice President, ACE Mentor Program Baltimore
Director of Energy & Engineering​
Maryland Department
of General Services
301 W. Preston Street, Suite 703
Baltimore, MD 21201
P: 410.767.3174
Email Lauren.

Karen Evans
Secretary
ACE Mentor Program Baltimore​
​Vice President
​The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company​
​300 East Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD ​21286
P: 410..337.6903
Email ​K​aren.

Katie O'Brian
Treasurer​, ACE Mentor Program Baltimore
Assistant Project Manager
The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
300 East Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD 21286
P: 410-365-9290
Email Katie

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Parent Consent Form

Construction Site Tour Worksheet

Field Trip Permission

Program Evaluation

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View our presentation highlighting our past 10 years of ACE mentoring in Baltimore.

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Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success. View our mentors and sponsors.

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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support. View our board members.



ACE Baltimore’s objective is to give high school young people an opportunity to explore career possibilities in the building professions. The affiliate is a unique partnership of architects, construction managers, engineers, designers, professional organizations, high schools and universities. These community-minded firms and organizations support our program with substantial contributions of time, money and other resources.

In our eleventh year, ACE Baltimore has grown to ten multi-disciplinary teams with over 70 students from eight local schools: Academy for College & Career Exploration, ​Calvert Hall College High School, ​Carver Center for Arts and Technology, Carver Vocational–Technical School, Eastern Technical High School, Loyola High School, Mount De Sales Academy, Mount St. Joseph High School ​, and Notre Dame Preparatory School​.

​Over 70 mentors from approximately 35 Baltimore-based firms meet with these teams weekly after school for construction site tours, visits to college campuses and team projects designed to inform, challenge and actively engage program participants.

Our Team Projects

How would you design the tallest building in Baltimore? What amenities would you desire in Baltimore’s new Arena? What kind of museum would you design? Each year our planning committee comes up with an exciting and innovative design theme for the teams to work on. We typically like to target a high profile project that the students can follow in the local news. They have ranged from the tallest building, to arenas, to museums and even to college campus planning. The sky is the limit!! And the creative results are impressive. Professionals from businesses involved in the real world project attend our Presentation Night. The businesses include BDC (Baltimore Development Corporation), DPOB (Downtown Partnership of Baltimore), MTA (Maryland Transportation Authority), and Morgan State University.

The program is approximately 13 weeks long with the teams meeting once a week for a couple of hours. The students learn the entire design, engineering and construction process along with considering such factors as a tight urban setting; the surrounding environments; potential historic and cultural areas; and the need to serve broad commercial and economic interests.

To arrive at a solution, the students perform programming exercises that help them determine the building’s function and appearance. Then, they do sketches, pinups and other tasks to simulate and clarify ideas and concepts. While the immediate result is a series of imaginative project solutions, the long-term benefit to team members is a practical understanding of how building industry teams realize their “big” ideas.

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