Paul Choquette III
President - ACE Mentor Program of the Greater Washington, Inc.
Gilbane Building Co.
1100 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22201
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.
Thanks to our many mentors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
Started in 2000, the ACE Mentor Program of the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area, Inc. (ACE DC) is a partnership of architects, construction managers, engineers, designers, professional societies and organizations, high schools and universities.
Through this partnership, we provide mentors who guide student teams from the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and Maryland public schools as they explore educational and career opportunities in architecture, construction and engineering. The teams meet every other week after school.
ACE DC has active teams in:
The teams meet every other week after school, or more frequently depending on student interest. During our program year (October - May), each of ACE DC's multi-disciplinary teams tailors its program to inform, challenge and actively engage its members.
Team activities include:
The program year concludes with formal team project presentations at the American Institute of Architects' national headquarters in Washington, D.C. Following presentations, we award completion to all students and mentors.
Thank You Sponsors!, the Alumni Association and other partners of the greater community.
Since our interest in these students extends to their eventual successful education and employment in the design and construction industry, we provide college scholarships to selected graduates. To date, we have awarded $328,000 in college scholarships to 98 high school graduates.
In addition to scholarships, our mentor firms offer summer jobs to qualified students, and universities keep in close touch with our program to identify potential applicants for admission.
View Scholarship Instructions.
Deadline: March 31, 2016.
For questions, write to .
Open to current ACE DC Mentor students only who are currently in their senior year.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact the ACE leader listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.