Angela Gottula

Executive Director

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

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Rob Widmeyer
LMN Architects
801 2nd Avenue, Suite 501
Seattle, WA  98104

Ardel Jala

City of Seattle, 

Dept. of Planning & Development

700 Fifth Ave., Suite 2000

P.O. Box 34019

Seattle, WA 98124-4019


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Articles of Incorporation

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The 2015-2016 ACE Mentor Program of Washington is underway! This year we have about 225 students from 47 high schools on eight ACE teams, six in Seattle and two on the Eastside. Our program is at capacity! We may be able to accommodate you if you are interested in joining; please send us an email to check availability for spots. Team meetings begin in November.

What is ACE?

Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped more than 1,600 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 more than $400,000 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.

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 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 2014-2015 project was a waterfront museum and education center on Seattle’s Piers 62/63, with a budget of $30 million.  You can check out the team projects that received the highest scores by the judges by clicking on these following PDFs.

ACE Thursday Team_2014-2015.pdf
ACE Wednesday Eastside Team_2014-2015.pdf
ACE Wednesday Team 1_2014-2015.pdf

Scholarship Program

On June 3, 2015, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington presented $61,500 to nine students who graduated from the ACE program and will study architecture, engineering, or construction management programs next year at college. Congratulations to this year’s winners!

  • Haley Baquian, Inglemoor High School, California Polytechnic State University
  • Grant Jordan, Interlake High School, Washington State University
  • Ethan Scofield, Roosevelt High School, California Polytechnic State University
  • Joey Woletz, Roosevelt High School, University of Washington
  • Sierramatice Karras, Roosevelt High School, University of Washington
  • Tiffany Chang, Roosevelt High School, California Polytechnic State University
  • Sruthi Sundaresan, Eastlake High School, University of Oregon
  • Anna Cullen, Lakeside School, Northeastern University
  • Kate Bubar, Seattle Preparatory Academy, Colorado School of Mines

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.

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