Washington


Seattle

Contacts

Angela Gottula

Executive Director

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

(p)425-750-4522
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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 completed a virtual 2020-2021 program and is currently planning for the 2021-2022 program. Due to COVID-19, the 2020-2021 program was completely virtual, with ACE teams accommodating students and mentors from a wide geographic base. We are hopeful for an in-person ACE program for 2021-2022. Check back for more details as they become available.

We are excited to announce that 2021-2022 marks the 20th Anniversary of the ACE program in Washington state. For 20 years around Puget Sound we have been inspiring students to careers in architecture, engineering, and construction! We look forward to celebrating this year with donor spotlights, alumni stories, fun facts about our organization, and more.

What is ACE?

Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped around 3,000 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 $864,000 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.

Project Presentations

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.

The 2020-2021 team presentations were pre-recorded and live-streamed in a virtual webcast series, and are now available permanently for viewing on YouTube.

You can view any of the presentations and view the accompanying Event Program by clicking the links below.

Monday, June 7, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Tuesday Eastside Team, Wednesday Eastside Team,
and Wednesday Tacoma Team

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Tuesday, June 8, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Tuesday Team 1 and Tuesday Team 3

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Wednesday, June 9, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday Team 1 and Wednesday Team 2

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Thursday, June 10, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday Team 1 and Thursday Team 2

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Friday, June 11, 2021
5:00 - 7:00 PM

Tuesday Team 2 and Wednesday Team 3

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Presentation night is the culminating event of the ACE program and it was incredible to see what the students accomplished this year!!

Student Scholarships

The ACE Mentor Program of Washington has a strong student scholarship program which has awarded $984,000 since its inception in Washington state in 2001. The recipients of the 2021 scholarship awards were recognized in a virtual event on Wednesday, June 23, 2021.

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The 19 students recipients of this year’s scholarship awards are as follows:

Aidan Murphy from Roosevelt High School received the $2,500 LMN Architects Award and a $5,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $8,000. Aidan will attend Parsons School of Design in New York to study architecture.

Anna Huff from Roosevelt High School received the $5,000 Hoffman Construction Award and a $3,000 ACE Award, for a total award of $8,000. Anna will attend Scripps College to study environmental analysis, sustainability and the built environment.

Aurora Kreyche of Holy Names Academy received a $5,000 ACE Award. Next year, she will attend Connecticut College to major in architectural studies.

Braden Tarrago of Roosevelt High School received the $2,500 Turner Construction Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000. Braden will attend University of Washington next year and will study either architecture or engineering – he simply can’t decide yet!

CK Viacrucis of Highline Big Picture High School received a $5,000 ACE Award. CK will attend University of Washington to study architecture next year.

Eleni Gebrehiwot of Sammamish High School received the $5,000 Hargis Mechanical Engineers Award and a $5,000 ACE Award, for a total award of $10,000. Eleni will attend either Seattle Pacific University or University of Colorado, where she hopes to study either architecture or mechanical engineering.

Jamie Zimmerman of Newport High School received the $5,000 Structural Engineers Foundation of Washington Award. Jamie plans to study architectural engineering at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in the fall.

Kai Smith of Inglemoor High School received a $5,000 award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington. Kai will attend the University of Washington to study mechanical engineering next year.

Miles Rankin graduated from Seattle Academy and received the $2,500 Skanska Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000. He will attend Santa Clara University to study civil engineering (with an additional study focus of social justice).

A four-year ACE student, Nathan Pittiglio of O’Dea High School received a $5,000 award from the Design Build Institute of America, Northwest Chapter. Nathan will attend Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo to study mechanical engineering.

Noah Lindblom of Juanita High School received the $2,500 OAC Services Award and a $5,500 ACE Award for a total award of $8,000. Noah will attend Washington State University to study civil engineering.

Pedro Cruz from Highline High School received the $2,500 Gensler Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000. He will attend Seattle Pacific University to study interior design next year.

Perrin Myerson of Ballard High School received the $2,500 Stantec Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000. Perrin plans to study electrical and computer engineering (with a study focus on modeling) at Duke University.

Ritika Chobe of Newport High School received a $5,000 ACE Award. She will study architecture at Cal Poly in the fall.

Sebastian Eguiguren of Stadium High School received the $2,500 Sellen Construction Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000. He plans to study mechanical engineering at the University of Washington Tacoma campus.

Skylar Lin of Roosevelt High School received the $2,500 CallisonRTKL Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000. He will study architecture, first by attending North Seattle College and then transferring to a university.

Sofia Leotta of Inglemoor High School received the $5,000 Magnusson Klemencic Associates Award and a $5,000 ACE Award, for a total award of $10,000. Sofia will study civil engineering at the University of Washington next year.

Will Reys, a four-year ACE student from Ballard High School, received the $5,000 Cornerstone General Contractors Award and a $3,000 ACE Award, for a total award of $8,000. Will plans to study engineering at Oregon State University next year.

Zoe Aigner of Juanita High School received the $2,500 Mortenson Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000. Zoe plans to study construction management and business at Roger Williams University in the fall.

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.