San Francisco Bay Area


Cynthia Muñoz
Board Member/Regional Council Leader
Stoecker and Northway Architects
1000 Elwell Court, Suite 150A
Palo Alto, CA 94303
(p) 650.269.0302
Email Cynthia.


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Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have helped us make our affiliate such a success.

View our list of mentors.

View our list of sponsors.

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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. View our board members.

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Student Bio Form

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About Us

We started in 2002 with 40 students and 25 mentors. Today, we are a growing organization with over three times those original numbers of students and mentors. Students come from high schools all over the Bay Area – San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, the lower Peninsula, Contra Costa County.

Our program is open to students in grades 9-12, who are interested in exploring careers in architecture, construction, engineering and the building trades. Guided by their mentors, students work in teams on projects that involve virtually every phase of the construction process.

This gives participants a practical way to discover how industry professionals take a building from initial concept to final structure. It also gives them a "true-to-life" picture of the building industry's many rewarding career opportunities.

Our Projects

Through the years, student teams and their mentors from local architecture, construction and engineering firms completed a range of "mock" building projects, including schools, bridges and rapid transit stations. In addition to working on their projects, the teams visited local construction sites and professional offices.

At the end of the year, students present their project solutions to parents, teachers, mentor firm members and others. A scholarship program for ACE seniors intending to pursue a career in the building industry highlights the end of every year.

Upcoming Events

Join us! May 20, 2014, 5pm-7:30pm at Autodesk Gallery,
One Market Street, San Francisco

Join us for a wonderful event wrapping up this great year with student project presentations from all Bay Area teams on display! Students, parents, and ACE supporters are all welcome to join us. Please click the "Register Now" button for more details or to register for the event. Also, click here to view a pdf of the event flyer and additional sponsorship information.

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ACE Summer Camp

The 2013 California Summer Camp was a huge success, thanks to Andrew Frankel, ACE West Coast Regional Director, our generous sponsors and volunteer camp counselors! Twenty-two ACE students from affiliates across California completed ACE's third annual overnight summer camp, this year at San Jose State University. We are proud to have had five of our San Francisco Bay Area students participate in the camp, which included field trips to the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, the Stanford Hospital and the new 49ers Stadium.

Donations and support from the AGC Construction Education Foundations, ACE SF Bay Area, Cupertino Electric, EMCOR Companies of CA, Marina Landscaping, Skanska, Nova Group, Skanska Shimmick & Herzog, Gexpro, Independent Electric Supply and Valley Crest Landscaping helped make this camp a reality for these top students.

Site tours were hosted by Turner Construction, Devcon, AlCal and DPR.

Tools and building supplies were donated by Contra Costa Electric, Dynalectric-LA, OC McDonald, Pine Cone Lumber, Pacific Coast Building Supply, Kelly Moore Paints, Gilbane, Blach Construction, K&K Construction, Redwood Electric Group, California Service Tool, Milwaukee, United Rentals, Clyde Hammond and Danny Zuccaro.

Click here to read more about the 2013 Summer Camp.

ACE Mentor Scholarship for San Francisco Bay Area

ACE Mentor San Francisco Bay Area students and mentors celebrated the end of another successful year with their Annual Scholarship Awards Event, this time held at the College of Engineering at San Jose State University. Bay Area student teams presented their wonderful group projects and scholarship recipients were acknowledged. We are proud to have awarded $38,500 in scholarships this year!

Congratulations to our 2012-2013 scholarship recipients!

Abraham Lincoln High School: Stephanie Chung
Alameda High School: Helen Chung and Teon Lee
Albany High School: Andrea Saw
California High School: Alena Klindziuk, Celina Lee, and Romel Shah
Galileo High School: Andy Huang and Justin Lee
  Life Academy: Gilberto Valenzuela-Llanes
Mount Diablo High School: Diego Guerva, Ruth Giron, Rosendo
Perez-Gutierrez, Miguel Medina, Alembante Melese, Hong Nguyen, Daniel Parra, and William Plummer
Vallejo High School: Stephanie Vaz-Ferreira and Hannah Vincent
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