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ARCHITECTURE

Team 2 (CHAD and Mastery Charter students) recently got a private tour of the Barnes museum, where they learned about the design and function of the building and saw some of the behind-the-scenes spaces. The tour was part of their site visit, which is at the nearby Reading Viaduct [future] Park at Matthias Baldwin Park. The tour was...

As an introduction to critical thinking & design, students worked at a city-scale to evaluate common transportation modes in the city (biking, walking, subway).  Based on their personal experiences, students identified the major concerns with each transportation mode and proposed solutions that could be implemented across the city.  From implementing a series of lighting around...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like to introduce you to our very first Building Futures - All-Female ACE Team (Sponsored by CREW)! In this ACE session, the ladies were working in groups to make the tallest tower out of only spaghetti and gumdrops.  An exercise in teamwork, communication, resource allocation, and planning, students implemented basic ideas...

Team #5 has been working reading construction documents! They had a list of questions that could be answered by finding the information within the drawings set.  For this particular activity they had a civil engineering plan set of 8 sheets and about 40 different questions.  The students were then asked to answer the questions and circle the location on the...

Over 25+ years, Philadelphia has built a community of organizations which advocate for the value of architecture and design in improving our daily lives. Together, we have been shaping a better city through education, advocacy, and volunteering. The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern PA is proud and honored to be featured as part of the...

The ACE Mentor Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping. As a participant, you’ll join a team of other students led by adult mentors who are practicing industry professionals.  ACE isn’t...

Last but not least - The Philadelphia County Teams show their work at their Final Presentation held at the School District Building in Center City. This year we has the pleasure of hosting a total of (11) teams and can not be more excited about the work that was generated. Below is a quick outline of...