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TEAM PROJECTS

The ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia welcomed its first Delaware County team in the Fall of 2019. Students from Springfield High School and other Delaware County schools who are interested in pursuing careers in the design and construction industry began meeting in November of 2019.  The team consists of 15 – 20 students who attend two-hour long...

In the Fall of 2019, ACE Greater Philadelphia welcomed a new all-female team to our mentoring family.  Team Finishing Trades Institute (FTI) is led by Stephanie Staub (Director of Marketing, Architectural Glass Institute; ACE Advisory Council), Erin O’Brien-Hofmann (FTI Commercial Paint Instructor; NAWIC Philadelphia Secretary), and Dennis McDonough (FTI Recruitment Coordinator). The Finishing Trades Institute, located...

ACE Greater Philadelphia is proud to welcome a new team to their affiliate!  The Camden, NJ Team, led by Erica Anderson-Blaylock (City Invincible) and Ron Kerins (Greyhawk, ACE Board Vice-Chairman), formed when Kerins spearheaded the expansion effort of ACE Greater Philadelphia into New Jersey and brought City Invincible on board.  Dedicated mentors from Oracle, Synergy Environmental, and Mitsubishi...

On January 21, 2018, volunteers from GBCA, the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia, Clemens Construction Company, Keystone + Mountain + Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters came together for a 2019 Martin Luther King Day of Service project. Volunteers met at Kingsessing Recreation Center in Philadelphia to build cedar wood garbage can enclosures for the...

The Spring Garden Parklet In 2018, the host Pennsylvania/Delaware ASLA chapter members and students from Thomas Jefferson University joined the local affiliate of the ACE Mentor Program. The ultimate project, a Parklet, was selected as it offered a unique opportunity for Jefferson, the Arts and Crafts Holdings (a local community developer), and JKRP Architects (the host mentor)...

The ACE Mentor Program of Eastern PA is off to a great start! Team 13, led by Michelle Sloan and Jessica Mangin (both of KSS Architects) began meeting in November and jumped right into an activity in their first session.  The mentors (who also included Beth Emig, Caitlin Feroce, and Illa Labroo all also from...

The Next Generation of Architects, Contractors, and Engineers | University of Pennsylvania  The high school students touring Penn’s Singh Center for Nanotechnology were most interested in the part of the building many people never see: the mechanical room. The students asked question after question, looking up at the massive white pipes that snake across the ceiling, carrying...

Here are some photos of Team 5's latest meeting! The students were tasked with designing a vacation home for one of our mentors using skewers and fruit snacks.  The first half of the meeting was to design the house on paper within a budget.  They had to add up the number of skewers and fruit snacks they would...

Students from Pottsgrove High School are working hard on the team portions of their project!  They are currently working on improvements to the Sanatoga Green Apartments and each team is focusing on different components - The Layout, A Fitness Center and an Internet Cafe/ Game Room. Looking forward to seeing the final project! Special thanks to our...

TEAM #1 | 08 February 2017 Mentor Companies: Gensler, Urban Engineers, EwingCole, Blackney Hayes, Brandywine Realty Trust Meeting Description:  Construction bidding activity and tours of 1900 Market Street Atrium and WeWork space on upper floor (students got t-shirts!). [URIS id=670]...