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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Thanks to our many mentoring firms that helped us this past year in making our affiliate such a success.
View our list of mentoring firms.

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Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our chapter. We are grateful for their continuing support.
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Affiliate agreement


Articles of Incorporation

EIN: 20-2238314

Registration for the 2019/2020 ACE Mentor
program will open near the end of July.

Please check back to this page in July or contact the affiliate leader
listed in the upper right corner of this page.


The ACE Mentor Program of Washington will finish the 2018-2019 year with 230 students representing 70 local high schools, being mentored by more than 200 volunteer professionals! This year there were 11 mentor teams around Puget Sound, with seven in Seattle, two on the Eastside, one in Auburn/Federal Way, and one in Tacoma.

There will be three Student Presentation Night events, which are free and open to the public.

Seattle Student Presentation Night
University of Washington Kane Hall
Wed, May 22, 2019
6-7:30 PM

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Eastside Student Presentation Night
Issaquah High School Performing Arts Theater
Wed, May 22, 2019
6-7:30 PM

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Tacoma Student Presentation Night

St. Leo’s Parish
Bichsel Hall
Thurs, May 23, 2019
6-7:30 PM

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What is ACE?

Since 2001, the ACE Mentor Program of Washington has helped more than 2,000 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 $659,000 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.

Our Projects

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.

Scholarship Program

The ACE Mentor Program of Washington has awarded $659,000 to countless seniors since 2001. Most of our scholarship recipients have gone on to study architecture, engineering, or construction at the university level, and many have returned to the Puget Sound to work professionally and some even participate as mentors with ACE! ACE works!

Recipients for the 2018-2019 Scholarship Program will be recognized on June 4, 2019, at the Industry Leaders Reception, our annual scholarship event being held at the Washington Convention Center’s Skybridge Lobby. We anticipate awarding more than $85,000!

In the meantime, check out ACE’s Scholarship page which outlines multiple 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.