Washington


Seattle

Contacts

Angela Gottula

Executive Director

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

(p)425-750-4522
Email me.

Rob Widmeyer
President
LMN Architects
801 2nd Avenue, Suite 501
Seattle, WA  98104
(p)206-682-3460

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

Donate to ACE in Seattle

 

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Parent Consent Form

Construction Site Tour Worksheet

Field Trip Permission

Program Evaluation

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Thanks to our many mentoring firms that helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
View our list of mentoring firms.

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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.
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Affiliate agreement

Bylaws

Articles of Incorporation

EIN: 20-2238314



It was a terrific 2016-2017 year for the ACE Mentor Program of Washington!! The year finished with just over 160 students and 140 mentors on nine teams, including five in Seattle, two in Bellevue, one in South King County, and one in Tacoma. This was our first year in South Puget Sound, and it was exciting to expand and serve a new great group of students!

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year will begin in late August. If you’d like to be added to the email list to receive a one-time notification that registration has opened, please email our Executive Director at SeattleWA(at)acementor.org. We are looking forward to a great year with even more local ACE teams.

What is ACE?

Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped more than 2,000 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 $575,000 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.

LIKE us on Facebook! Our Facebook page has exciting industry links, local ACE events, program information, and details on what our teams are up to! Find us at www.facebook.com/SeattleACE.

Our Projects

Each year the teams are assigned a 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.

Scholarship Program

The ACE Mentor Program of Washington has awarded $575,000 to countless seniors since 2001. Most of our scholarship recipients have gone on to study architecture, engineering, or construction at the university level, and many have returned to the Puget Sound to work professionally and some even participate as mentors with ACE! ACE works! In the 2016-2017 school year, 14 seniors were awarded $85,000Awards were presented at our annual Industry Leaders Reception at the beginning of June, and pictures can be found on our Facebook page.

This year’s winners were:

  • Tiffany Chang, graduating from Bellevue Christian and headed to the Illinois Institute of Technology to study architecture, received the $5,000 LMN Award & $5,000 ACE Award, for a total award of $10,000    
  • Kevin Garcia, graduating from Bothell High School and headed to University of Washington to study civil engineering, received the $5,000 Magnusson Klemencic Associates Award & $5,000 ACE Award, for a total award of $10,000   
  • Keian Freshwater, graduating from Sammamish High School and headed to Colorado State University to study civil/environmental engineering, received the $5,000 DBIA-NW Award & $3,000 ACE Award, for a total award of $8,000
  • Liban Hussein, graduating from Kentridge High School and headed to Highline College to study electrical engineering, received the $5,000 ACEC-WA Award & $3,000 ACE Award, for a total away of $8,000
  • Wilson Rawlings, graduating from Seattle Academy and headed to University of Colorado to study environmental design in architecture, received an $8,000 ACE Award
  • Emma Barker, graduating from The Northwest School and headed to Pitzer College to study environmental analysis: sustainability and the built environment, received the $2,500 Sellen Award & $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000
  • Anna Johnson, graduating from Woodinville High School and headed to Gonzaga University to study electrical engineering, received the $2,500 Stantec Award & $ 2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000
  • Taylor-Ann Kacatin, graduating from Juanita High School and headed to University of Washington to study architecture, received a  $5,000 ACE Award
  • Sophia Ko, graduating from Gov. John Rogers High School and headed to University of Washington to study civil engineering, received a  $5,000 ACE Award
  • Colin O'Neill, graduating from Highline High School and headed to Washington State University to study construction management, received the $2,500 Mortenson Award & $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000
  • Kyla Pritzl, graduating from Everett High School and headed to University of Washington to study civil/environmental engineering, received the $2,500 Skanska Award & $2,500 ACE Award, for a total award of $5,000
  • Henok Taffere, graduating from Kentridge High School and headed to University of Washington to study mechanical engineering, received a $5,000 ACE Award
  • Andrew Techico, graduating from Interlake High School and headed to University of Washington to study construction management, received a $3,000 ACE Award
  • Aidan Curtin, graduating from Seattle Prep and headed to Pratt Institute to study architecture, received $3,000 ACE Award.

Our annual corporate fundraising campaign yielded 41 corporate sponsors! Thank you! If your firm would like to be a 2017 ACE sponsor, please contact us!

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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