ACE has given me real hands-on experience with the design and construction process. ACE gave me the info I need to make a decision about which direction to follow in college. I now have a foot in the door of an exciting industry!
Greater Boston Area
The ACE Mentor program is an organization widely recognized by universities throughout the US as a stand-out extracurricular program that improves the chances of acceptance into programs offering degrees in the ACE fields.
ACE of Greater Boston, an affiliate since 2007, offers an after-school program, that runs from October to March, providing students in grades 9-12 with an introduction to the design, engineering and construction disciplines. Students work with mentors throughout the program to development a hypothetical, but realistic, building project. Field trips to construction sites, professional offices, and local colleges are also incorporated into the program. ACE Mentors are full-time architects, engineers, and project managers, as well as dedicated volunteers, excited to inspire the design and construction leaders of the future.
All ACE participants take away a valuable and exciting experience that develops ability for creative and logical thinking. The benefits include:
- scholarship opportunities
- professional industry contacts and references
- high school and college internship opportunities
- advance preparation for college
- development of technical skill sets in leading design and construction software programs
Participating Firms include:
BERKELEY BUILDING COMPANY
BORREGO SOLAR SYSTEMS
BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
BURO HAPPOLD ENGINEERING
CONSIGLI CONSTRUCTION CO, INC.
CITY OF SOMERVILLE
DYER BROWN ARCHITECTS
E.J. CALLAHAN & ASSOCIATES, LLC
FINEGOLD ALEXANDER ARCHITECTS
GILBANE BUILDING COMPANY
HALEY & ALDRICH
MASS MEDICAL SOCIETY
NEW ENGLAND FINISH SYSTEMS
OSTROW ELECTRIC CO.
PERKINS + WILL
PRELLWITZ CHILINSKI ASSOCIATES
RELATED BEAL LLC
SIMPSON GUMPERTZ & HEGER
SHAWMUT DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION
SHEPLEY BULFINCH RICHARDSON & ABBOTT
SUMMIT METAL FABRICATORS
TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
THE WHITING-TURNER CONTRACTING CO.
Thanks to our partners for helping along the way: Boston Public Schools, Boston Society of Architects, Northeastern University, the National Organization of Minority Architects (Boston Chapter), Roxbury Community College, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Symmes Maini & McKee Associates.