Angela Gottula
Executive Director
ACE Mentor Program of Washington

Jon Magnusson
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
1301 Fifth Avenue, Suite 3200
Seattle, WA 98101
(p) 206-292-1200

Ardel Jala
City of Seattle,
Dept. of Planning & Development
700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019
(p) 206-684-0573
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Parent Consent

Construction Site Tour Worksheet

Field Trip Permission

Program Evaluation

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Thanks to our many mentoring firms and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.

View our list of mentoring firms.
View our list of sponsors.

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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our chapter. We are grateful for their continuing support. View our board members.

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Affiliate agreement


Articles of Incorporation

EIN: 20-2238314

This year, more than 180 students from 40 high schools participated in the program, which consisted of nine teams – six in Seattle and three on the Eastside. These students were mentored by over 150 industry professionals from our region’s architectural, construction and engineering firms. Since 2001 more than 1,600 students have graduated from our program, at no cost to the student.

During the ACE Mentor Program, teams visit major construction sites, completed 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. Since the inception of ACE Mentor of Washington, our chapter has awarded more than $360,000 in scholarships.

Thank You Sponsors

ACE thanks its sponsors for their commitment to the program.
Please see full list here.

CONGRATULATIONS to the 2014 ACE Mentor of Washington Scholarship Winners

Please see full list here.

Our Projects

Each year the teams are assigned the same 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 include designing 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 2013-2014 PROJECT: A school remodel meeting the standards of the Living Building Challenge; which is a green building certification program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability for buildings and landscapes possible today.

Participate in ACE!

Step 1
Access the application page on-line at http://www.acementor.org/students/new-student-registration/

Step 2
Click on Returning Student if you applied on-line last year. You will need to enter your email address and password to access your account (click on forgot my password if you can’t remember what it is).

Click on New Student if this is your first time registering for ACE. Fill out the information requested to create an account.

Step 3
Fill out the Welcome Page with your information. Be sure to select WA-Seattle for state/closest city/county and check the day(s) you prefer to meet. Once you have filled in all of your information, click submit at the bottom of the page.
**If you would like to be placed on an Eastside team, it’s important that you note that on your application, or you will be placed on a Seattle team.

Step 4
You will then be taken to the generic ACE Parent Consent Form – Do Not Complete This Form. The ACE Mentor Program of Washington has a separate/preferred Parent Consent Form on the right hand side of the Seattle page of this page.
**(However, please note that either the National version or Seattle version of the Parent Consent Form will suffice.)

Step 5
Submit your completed Parent Consent Form (including parent/guardian signature) to:

Priyal Zaveri
ACE Mentor Program of Washington
c/o Callison
1420 Fifth Avenue, #2400
Seattle, WA 98101
FAX: 206-623-9607

***The on-line registration process will time-stamp your application; however, please note that your registration IS NOT COMPLETE until Priyal has received a signed copy of your Parental Consent Form either via email, FAX or mail. You have two weeks from the time you apply to submit this form or you risk forfeiting your spot in the sign-up process. Even though the online form says "You will be required to bring this form with you to your first ACE meeting," we require the form ahead of time. No one will be permitted to attend an ACE meeting unless the signed form has been received.

After Completing the Registration Process (Steps 1-5):
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, with the exception of seniors getting higher priority. Once Priyal has received your parent consent form, she will update your ACE account as “active” on the website, verifying that your application process is complete. In early October, Priyal will send all ACE applicants an email letter either confirming their team assignment OR letting them know they are on the waitlist. The email letter will also provide Seattle and Eastside team kickoff details (tentatively scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014 with team meetings beginning the following week.)

Final team assignment lists will be distributed on kickoff night. We anticipate creating 6 Seattle and 3 Eastside teams. Once we reach enrollment capacity, we will create a waiting list and give preference to seniors and returning students. For questions about the registration process, please email Priyal Zaveri at acementor@callison.com or call her at 206.623.4646, ext. 2462.

Support ACE Mentoring

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 $150.00. 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.

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