South Carolina


Midlands



Contacts

Courtney Ardis
LS3P Architects
Secretary
Phone: 803-251-4721
Email Courtney.

About Us

High school students in the Midlands area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry.

At weekly meetings, student teams work directly with professionals from leading area firms, who volunteer 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, while special exercises and activities illustrate the industry’s demand for young people skilled in math, physics, economics, art and other disciplines.

Many ACE affiliates culminate their program year with special events at which teams present their concepts to mentors, families, teachers and community leaders.

Participate in ACE!

If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact Courtney Ardis at courtneyardis(at)ls3p.com. For high school administrators looking to bring the ACE Program to your school contact Mary Beth Branham, at marybethbranham(at)ls3p.com.

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Mary Beth Sims Branham, AIA
Chairman
LS3P
Architecture,
Interiors, Planning
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David Dewar
Vice Chairman
Gilbane Building Company
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Eric Nunez
Treasurer
Gilbane Building Company
Accountant II
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Courtney Ardis, Assoc. AIA
Secretary
LS3P
Architecture
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Mary Paige Boyce
Member
Richland
School District Two
Education

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Clay Cannon, PE
Member
RB Todd & Associates
Civil

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David Knight
Member
M.B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc.
Construction Management-
Pre-Construction
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Sara Knight
Member
Bauknight Pietras & Stormer, P.A.
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Dan E. Reider, P.E.
Member
Buford Goff
& Associates, Inc.
Professional Mechanical Engineer
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Michael Ritchie, AIA,
LEED AP BD+C

Member
Jumper Carter
Sease, Architects
Architect
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