Laura Elvia Hernández, LEED AP
Ford Powell & Carson
Michael M. Holland, CPC, AIC
American Council for Construction Education
On the Scene Texas-Louisiana
Best Community Project; The Promesa Building
Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte recognizes the students and mentors of the ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio
Parent Consent Form
Construction Site Tour Worksheet
Field Trip Permission Form
Program Evaluation Form
Mentors and Sponsors
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.
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. View our board members.
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.
Over 75 students divided into four teams (Highlands HS, Jefferson HS, John Jay HS/SEA, & Lanier HS), work on “mock” projects that address “real-world” situations. Past projects include Lone Star Brewery Mixed-Use Development, San Pedro Park, Woodlawn Park, and Big-Tex Mixed-Use Water Development.
In addition to working on their projects, students visit professional firms, attend College Night at the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture, 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.