Tiffany Millner, AIA, NOMA
ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania
36 South 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Mentors and Sponsors
Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
Board of Directors
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
New student brochure
Founded in 2000, the ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania gives students from local high schools an exciting opportunity to learn more about potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction!
Under the mentorship of experienced professionals from leading building industry firms, students work in teams to pursue a range of informative and stimulating after-school activities, including field trips to “in-progress” construction sites, discussions with project managers, tours of professional offices and more. In addition, each team works on a project that addresses “real-life” situations and issues.
From November through May, the program typically meets every other week from 4:00 to 6:00 PM in the offices of the team's mentors. It’s a perfect way to explore the building industry’s rich and diverse career opportunities.
ACE Mentor Program of Eastern Pennsylvania works with approx. 300 students (Approx. 11 Teams) from 30 area high schools in Center City Philadelphia, as well as approx. 150 students in the suburbs of Montgomery County. We are currently hosting 5 suburban teams in the following locations: Spring-Ford, East Norriton, Pottsgrove, Souderton and Cheltenham.
Our teams have worked on a variety of projects that represent all facets of the design and construction industry. Past projects have included mixed-use developments with retail and/or commercial occupancies on the street level, a new dormitory for the University of Pennsylvania, homes for Habitat for Humanity, community revitalization projects and even new skyscrapers that are changing the Philadelphia Skyline.
To complete their projects, each team had to produce seven items (site plans, models, elevations, perspectives, etc.) from a list of required deliverables. The teams then used these items to demonstrate their project solutions during a special event for mentors, peers and other guests.
All active participating seniors who intend to pursue related fields at accredited institutions may apply for ACE scholarships. Since the beginning of program, Eastern Pennsylvania program has awarded over $480,000 in scholarships!
Any student interested in participating in the program must complete an online application. Go to the student page. The application is available on this page. Students also need a completed Parental Consent Form that needs to be handed in at the first team meeting.