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 is gearing up for an exciting 2020-2021 program! The 2019-2020 school year was unlike any other and due to COVID-19, all the ACE teams suspended in-person meetings and completed their projects virtually. While we look forward to being able to meet in groups again, at this time we are committed to continuing with a virtual ACE program.

Registration is now OPEN at app.acementor.org. We anticipate that this year’s program will comprise about 20 meetings, 90 minutes each, from November to May. We still anticipate teams centered around Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma, although geographic boundaries do not need to necessarily govern team assignment with a virtual program! The Kickoff events will be team-based and virtual, held the last week of October, while the first team meetings will be in November. Register today and we will send more information about the program as it becomes available.

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.

For the 2019-2020 school year, 220 students from 64 area high schools completed the ACE program, working together on 11 different mentoring teams in Seattle, Bellevue, and Tacoma. There were four different RFPs presented to the teams, and each team chose one design prompt to focus on for the year. This year’s projects include a downtown Seattle waterfront development, a culinary arts institute, a light-rail transit facility, and a water resource management project.

All the pre-recorded team presentations were presented in a series of webcasts that took place in early June. You can view the accompanying event programs here and see the webcasts on our YouTube page.

Monday June 8
Tuesday Fife Team and Wednesday Tacoma Team

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(656KB PDF)

Tuesday June 9
Tuesday Team 1, Tuesday Team 3, and Thursday Team

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(573KB PDF)

Wednesday June 10
Tuesday Eastside Team and Wednesday Eastside Team

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(664KB PDF)

Thursday June 11
Tuesday Team 2 and Monday Team

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(670KB PDF)

Friday, June 12
Wednesday Team 1 and Wednesday Team 2

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(546KB PDF)

Student Scholarships

The ACE Mentor Program of Washington was pleased to award a total of $100,000 to 14 local seniors at its virtual Industry Leaders Reception scholarship event on Wednesday, June 24. ACE has awarded $864,000 since its inception in Washington state in 2001. You may review the PDF program that accompanied the virtual event here.

Wednesday, June 24
Industry Leaders Reception

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(6.1MB PDF)

The awards for 2019-2020 are as follows:

  • Adam Scott of Roosevelt High School received the $2,500 Arup Award and a $4,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $7,000. Adam will study structural engineering at University of Washington.
  • Camille Lyles of Mt. Si High School received the $2,500 CallisonRTKL Award and a $4,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $7,000. Camille plans to study architecture at Virginia Tech.
  • Chloe Duttry of Peninsula High School received a $5,000 ACE Award. Chloe will study architecture at Washington State University.
  • Dylan Wei of Skyline High School received the $2,500 Gensler Award and a $4,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $7,000. Dylan will study architecture at Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Eric Riley of Kentlake High School received a $7,000 ACE Award. Eric plans to study mechanical engineering at Montana State University.
  • Handrae Henthorn of Roosevelt High School received the $5,000 Magnusson Klemencic Associates Award and a $2,000 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $7,000. Handrae will study structural engineering and will begin her studies at Seattle Pacific University.
  • Jay Beeman of Liberty High School received the $2,500 Mortenson Award and a $6,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $9,000. Jay will study mechanical engineering at Purdue University.
  • Julian Collins of Ingraham High School received the $5,000 American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington Award and a $2,000 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $7,000. Julian plans to study civil engineering at University of Washington.
  • Lily Nordyke of Inglemoor High School received a $5,000 ACE Award. She will study mechanical engineering at University of Washington.
  • Madison Merwine of South Kitsap High School received the $5,000 Cornerstone General Contractors Award and a $4,000 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $9,000. She will study architecture at University of Oregon next year.
  • Marcel Ramirez of O’Dea High School received the $2,500 Stantec Award and a $6,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $9,000. Marcel will study electrical engineering at University of Washington.
  • Martin Hsu of Eastlake High School received the $5,000 Hoffman Construction Award and a $4,000 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $9,000. He will study architecture at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) next year.
  • Maxwell Pleskoff of Roosevelt High School received the $2,500 LMN Architects Award and a $2,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $5,000. Max will study architecture at Washington State University next year.
  • Olivia Reichert of Garfield High School received the $2,500 Sellen Construction Award and a $4,500 ACE Award, for a total scholarship of $7,000. Olivia plans to study architecture at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly).

The event also recognized the 185 volunteer professional mentors from 65 local firms, who donated more than 5,500 hours to ACE this year, including time reinventing the ACE program virtually when the global pandemic necessitated distance learning. All 11 of the local ACE teams completed their project designs this year and presented them to their peers, mentors, families, and a panel of industry judges in a series of webcasts in early June.

Thank you to 41 local A/E/C firms that contributed to the ACE annual “Building Futures Together” fundraising campaign, as well as the countless individuals who donate to ACE.

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.