ACE has given me a head start in learning the expectations and responsibilities of an architect. I now know what is expected as I go on to college and what I need to do to prepare myself.
ACE is a nationwide program designed to introduce high school students to the wide range of career opportunities in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry. Our programs meet weekly in the evenings at area schools and businesses. During each session, student teams work directly with industry professionals from leading area firms volunteering their time to mentor the teams as they design hypothetical projects, tour local construction sites, and visit architectural, engineering and construction offices. For students, it’s a unique chance to discover and develop new skills, solidify future goals and get on track to exciting, rewarding careers. In addition, many students form positive relationships with industry professionals who can provide important references for obtaining college admissions, scholarships, internships and full-time employment.
Our Team Projects
Students in the ACE program typically work closely with their mentors on projects that provide hands-on experience in solving the types of design, engineering and construction challenges industry professionals confront every day. The teams often learn how to use advanced computerized tools, such as AutoCAD, Revit and SketchUp, while special exercises and activities illustrate the industry’s demand for young people skilled in math, physics, economics, art and other disciplines.
Transitional Housing and Training Facility (300KB PDF)
The Construction Center (2.1MB PDF)
Mary Ann Garber Elementary Addition (4.3MB PDF)
We are looking for mentors currently working in the Architecture, Construction, Engineering industry, as well as interested sponsors. For high school administrators looking to add your high school to the program, please contact us for more information.
ACE Mentor Program of Southeast Tennessee and
PO Box 3442
Chattanooga, TN 37404
(P) (615) 815-8796
Mentors and Sponsors
Thanks to our many mentors, advisors and supporters 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.
Participate in ACE!
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, contact us today!