Angela Gottula

Executive Director

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

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Rob Widmeyer
LMN Architects
801 2nd Avenue, Suite 501
Seattle, WA  98104

Pete Maslenikov
Vice President
Skanska USA
221 Yale Ave N #400
Seattle, WA 98109
(p) 206-726-8000

Sarah Holstedt
Vice President
1420 Fifth Avenue, Suite 2400
Seattle, WA 98101
(p) 206-623-4646

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Articles of Incorporation

EIN: 20-2238314

The ACE Mentor Program of Washington is well underway holding its virtual 2020-2021 program! Due to COVID-19, all the ACE teams are currently virtual, allowing us to accommodate students and mentors from a wide geographic base. We look forward to being able to meet in groups again, but we consider ourselves truly fortunate that it is possible to hold this virtual ACE program.

What is ACE?

Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped around 3,000 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 $864,000 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 and follow us on Instagram! 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 and follow us on Instagram @acementorseattle.

Project Presentations

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.

The 2019-2020 school year was very unique and for the first time, the 11 teams pre-recorded their projects presentations to be livestreamed in a virtual webcast series. All of the videos are available on our YouTube page. If you are interested, you can email the ACE executive director for a digital program that accompanied each presentation event.

It is likely the presentations for the 2020-2021 program will be similar. We will post announcements here and create events on our Facebook page when details are determined. Presentation night is the culminating event of the ACE program and we are eager to see what the students have been working on!

Student Scholarships

The ACE Mentor Program of Washington has a strong student scholarship program which awarded $864,000 since its inception in Washington state in 2001. The 2021 scholarship application for ACE seniors is NOW OPEN!!! Seniors may log into their ACE database record to access the application, which is due at the end of April. Awards will be announced and presented sometime in June.

Students can also check out ACE’s Scholarship page which outlines national scholarship opportunities for students pursuing building industry careers.

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.