Laura Elvia Hall, LEED AP
Ford Powell & Carson
Mike Frisbie, P.E.
ACE San Antonio chairman of the board
Scholarship applications are CLOSED and will reopen during the SPRING semester.
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Overview of ACE in San Antonio.
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American Graduate Day 2017 Program, San Antonio Alumna and Her Two Mentors
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San Antonio Mentor and Alumna Discuss ACE
Congratulations to the ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio Team! The San Antonio Business Journal awarded us in the first ever Corporate Philanthropy & Nonprofit Award in the Midsize Nonprofit Category. It's great to see our local community recognizing the hard work of our Board, sponsors, mentoring firms, mentor leaders, mentors, and students. We are making a difference!
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Mentors and Sponsors
Thanks to our many mentors and sponsors who have helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
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Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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Founded in 2006, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio, Inc. consists of building industry professionals and educators who help high school students learn more about potential careers in architecture, engineering and construction.
During the program, students work in teams under the mentorship of experienced professionals, who guide them through projects that meet real industry requirements. The result is an opportunity to gain practical insight into what building industry professionals do to transform their ideas from an initial concept into a finished building.
In addition, every qualified senior who goes on to university study in a building industry-related field is eligible for a local scholarship.
Nearly 200 students divided into eleven teams (Brooks Academy, East Central HS, Highlands HS, Holmes HS, John Jay HS/SEA, KIPP Academy, Lanier HS, Regan HS, South San HS, Thomas Jefferson HS, & Warren HS/CCA with Taft HS), work on mock projects that address real-world situations. Past projects include San Antonio Elephant and Polar Bear Exhibit, Fire Stations, Lone Star Brewery Mixed-Use Development, San Pedro Park, Woodlawn Park, and a Downtown Grocery Store.
In addition to working on their projects, students visit professional firms, attend College Night at the University of Texas at San Antonio College of Architecture, and attend lectures on industry topics.
At the conclusion of the program year, students present their design solutions and receive feedback from local industry leaders.
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact one of the ACE leaders listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page.
The ACE Mentor Program San Antonio is a registered nonprofit 501(c)(3). The program runs solely on sponsorships and local volunteers; your donations help fund our weekly sessions, scholarships, and overall program costs. If you would like to make a monetary donation to the ACE Mentor San Antonio program, please make checks payable to “ACE Mentor Program of San Antonio” and mail it to ATTN: Dustin Michalak, ACE Mentor Program of Greater San Antonio, c|o Ridout Barrett, 922 Isom Road, Ste, 100, San Antonio, Texas 78216 or make an online donation through the PayPal® link below. Contact Laura Hall at with any questions or concerns.