Josh Ridgely, AIA, CDT, LEED AP BD+C

ACE Central Iowa
Architect, SVPA Architects, Inc.

As an ACE mentor for seven years, Josh has been instrumental in the expansion and improvement of the ACE Central Iowa’s program, serving as a Team Leader and as a member of the ACE C-IA Education Committee to incorporate student-suggested improvements into the affiliate’s curriculum and co-authored several of the mock design program statements. Under Josh’s leadership over the past four years, the affiliate has expanded its mentor base to support five ACE teams. He has guided more than 160 students through weekly meetings, advanced and improved the affiliate’s curriculum, and convinced more than 100 mentors to step forward into mentoring. As a mentor, Josh consistently challenges his students, reaffirms their ideas and encourages them to explore more deeply their own passion for the ACE disciplines.