Washington


Seattle

Contacts

Angela Gottula

Executive Director

ACE Mentor Program of Washington
PO Box 6248
Edmonds, WA  98026

(p)425-750-4522
Email me.

Rob Widmeyer
President
LMN Architects
801 2nd Avenue, Suite 501
Seattle, WA  98104
(p)206-682-3460

Pete Maslenikov
Vice President
Skanska USA
221 Yale Ave N #400
Seattle, WA 98109
(p) 206-726-8000

Sarah Holstedt
Vice President
CallisonRTKL
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400
Seattle, WA 98101
(p) 206-623-4646

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The ACE Mentor Program of Washington is open for registration! We are excited for the 2019-2020 school year, and anticipate seven Seattle teams, up to three Eastside teams, and two Tacoma teams. Please register today!

Register Today!

The 2018-2019 program served 230 students representing 70 local high schools, mentors by 190 volunteer professionals from 66 local firms! There were 11 mentor teams around Puget Sound, with seven in Seattle, two on the Eastside, one in Auburn/Federal Way, and one in Tacoma.

After registering, students will receive a welcome email. Team assignments will be made in October. Mark your calendar for our three Kickoff events:

Seattle Kickoff Event
Location Roosevelt High School Cafeteria
 Monday, October 28
6:30 - 8:00 PM

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Eastside Kickoff Event
Issaquah High School Performing Arts Theater
Tuesday, October 29
6:30 - 8:00 PM

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Tacoma Kickoff Event
Location Rogers High School Auditorium
Wednesday October 30
6:30 - 8:00 PM

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What is ACE?

Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped more than 2,500 students learn all about the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. Are you fascinated by the art of architecture? Are you interested in how buildings withstand earthquakes? Are you intrigued by sustainable “green” building design? Are you wondering how a building can start out as an idea and become reality? Join the ACE program! Our program is free to students, thanks to donations from local firms, mentors, parents, and other supporters. To date, we have also given $764,000 in scholarships to students who pursued A/E/C fields at the university level. During the ACE Mentor Program, teams visit major construction sites, complete projects, and meet bi-monthly at mentor firm offices. Qualifying high school seniors are awarded scholarships and many students remain in touch with industry professionals for continued mentoring with career choices, college and internship applications and future employment opportunities.

LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram! Our Facebook page has exciting industry links, local ACE events, program information, and details on what our teams are up to! Find us at www.facebook.com/SeattleACE and follow us on Instagram @acementorseattle.

Our Projects

Each year the teams are assigned a project. Students and their mentors work diligently preparing for the Final Presentation Night where each team showcases their year-long effort. Over the years, team projects have included a new basketball arena for the Sonics, community centers in South Lake Union, a ski lodge on Steven’s Pass, a new Seattle Aquarium, high-rise towers on Lake Washington and many more.

Scholarship Program

The ACE Mentor Program of Washington has awarded $764,000 to countless seniors since 2001. Most of our scholarship recipients have gone on to study architecture, engineering, or construction at the university level, and many have returned to the Puget Sound to work professionally and some even participate as mentors with ACE! ACE works!

Recipients for the 2018-2019 Scholarship Program were recognized on June 4, 2019, at the Industry Leaders Reception, our annual scholarship event held at the Washington Convention Center’s Skybridge Lobby. These 15 seniors received a total of $105,000:

  • Caleb Bean, a graduate of Bishop Blanchet High School, received a $2,500 Hoffman Construction Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $5,000. Caleb will attend University of Oregon next year to study architecture.
  • Astrid Bowden, a graduate of Juanita High School, received a $7,500 ACE Award. She will attend University of Washington next year to study mechanical engineering.
  • Jacob Hansen, a graduate of Issaquah High School, received the $5,000 ACEC-Washington Award and a $4,000 ACE Award, for a total of a $9,000 scholarship. Jacob will attend University of Washington to study civil and environmental engineering next year.
  • Lauren Holzman, a graduate of Ingraham High School, received a $2,500 Stantec Award and a $5,000 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $7,500. Next year, she will attend the University of British Columbia to study engineering.
  • Derek Kersey, a graduate of Kentwood High School, received a $2,500 Sellen Construction Award and a $5,000 ACE Award, for a total award of $7,500. Next year, he will study civil engineering at University of California Berkeley.
  • Dylain Koidahl, a graduate of Shorewood High School, received a $2,500 Skanska Award and a $3,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship pf $6,000. Dylan will study construction management at Edmonds Community College next year.
  • Martin Macedo, a graduate of O’Dea High School, received a $5,000 Design Build Institute of America, Northwest Chapter, Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $7,500. Martin will study construction engineering technology at Montana State University next year.
  • Lucas Lazaga, a graduate of Meadowdale High School, received a $5,000 Magnusson Klemencic Associates Award. Next year he will attend Seattle University to study civil and environmental engineering.
  • Samuel Leung, a graduate of Newport High School, received a $2,500 Mortenson Award and a $6,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $9,000. Samuel will attend the Rhode Island School of Design next year to study architecture.
  • Jennifer Osburn, a graduate of Lynnwood High School, received a $6,000 ACE Award. Next year, she will attend Edmonds Community College, with the goal to transfer to a university to study architecture.
  • Alexia Steiger, a graduate of Ingraham High School, received a $6,000 ACE Award. She will attend University of Washington next year and will study landscape architecture.
  • Joely Stoker, a graduate of Bellingham High School, received a $9,000 ACE Award. She will attend Arizona State University next year to study architecture.
  • Lucas Tradal, a graduate of Inglemoor High School, received a $5,000 Award from the University of Washington Construction Management Department. This special scholarship is in partnership with the UW CM Department, and Lucas is the first ACE scholarship candidate to be eligible for the award.
  • Lola Wagoner, a graduate of Shorewood High School, received a $2,500 CallisonRTKL Award and a $3,500 ACE Award. Next year, she will study architecture at the California Polytechnic Institute (Cal Poly).
  • Justin Wolkenstein-Giuliano, a graduate of Ballard High School, received a $5,000 LMN Architects Award and a $4,000 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $9,000. Next year, Justin will attend Syracuse University to study architecture.

CONGRATULATIONS scholarship recipients! We are excited for your next academic adventure.

Students can also check out ACE’s Scholarship page which outlines multiple scholarship opportunities for students pursuing building industry careers.

Support the ACE Mentor Program

DONATE today and help ACE MENTOR OF WASHINGTON continue to offer this vibrant program FREE OF CHARGE, to all interested students. The average cost of the program per student, per year is $250.00. Your support will insure program viability and enhance the future of the industry. It’s easy! Click on the DONATE button to the right of this page for a secure link via PAYPAL. Thank you for supporting the fastest growing mentoring programs in the building industry.