Laura Elvia Hall, AIA, LEED AP
Ford Powell & Carson
Mentors and Sponsors
Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
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Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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Founded in 2006, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio, Inc. consists of building industry professionals and educators who help high school students learn more about potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction.
During the program, students work in teams under the mentorship of experienced professionals, who guide them through projects that meet real industry requirements. The result is an opportunity to gain practical insight into what building industry professionals do to transform their ideas from an initial concept into a finished building.
In addition, every qualified senior who goes on to university study in a building industry-related field is eligible for a local scholarship.
L-R: Guillermo Moya, Steve Marrone, Mary Stewart, Laura Elvia Hall, Heath Wenrich, Sarah Linley, Mike Frisbie, Sedef Doganer, Eric Wildt, and Tulio Sulbaran.
Over 200 students divided into twelve teams (Brooks Academy, CAST STEM, East Central HS, Highlands HS, John Jay HS/SEA, Lanier HS, Regan HS, South San HS, School of Science and Technology, Stevens HS, Thomas Jefferson HS, & Warren HS/CCA), work on mock projects that address real-world situations. Past projects include San Antonio Elephant and Polar Bear Exhibit, Fire Stations, Lone Star Brewery Mixed-Use Development, San Pedro Park, Woodlawn Park, and a Downtown Grocery Store.
In addition to working on their projects, students visit professional firms, attend College Night at the University of Texas at San Antonio CACP, and attend lectures on industry topics.
At the conclusion of the program year, students present their design solutions and receive feedback from local industry leaders.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact one of the ACE leaders listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
The ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio, Inc. is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3). The program runs solely on sponsorships and local volunteers; your donations help fund our weekly sessions, scholarships, and overall program costs. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio, please make checks payable to “ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio” and mail it to ATTN: Eric Wildt, ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio, Inc., c|o Turner Construction, 3322 Monarch Drive, San Antonio, TX 78259 or make an online donation through the PayPal® link below. Contact Laura Hall with any questions or concerns.
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