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2021 Final Presentations

We are thrilled to celebrate another year of students’ participation and hard work! Click the button to see our teams’ recorded final presentations.

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The ACE GNY Story - Meeting the Challenge

Read our story that details the journey of us: our students, our mentors, our alumni, our sponsors, our board members, and our industry.

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ACE GNY Alumni Internship Program Application Opens

Read more about our partnership with A-E-C firms, and how alumni can apply to top internships for summer 2021.

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The ACE Mentor Program Helps Prepare High School Students for Careers in Design & Construction

The ACE Mentor Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps prepare high school students for careers in design and construction through mentoring by industry professionals.  Our mission is to engage, excite and enlighten high school students to pursue careers in architecture, engineering, and construction through mentoring and to support their continued advancement in the industry.


ACE Greater New York serves students in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County.

The Student Experience

I truly love the ACE Mentor Program because it helped me reveal my true potential. My spectacular mentors guided me through challenging parts of the project and always gave me positive feedback. The mentors were extremely generous and after their usual long day of work, they would cheerfully welcome me to the afterschool program with a wide smile on their faces. ACE has taught me a vast amount of skills needed in order to become a powerful female leader in the engineering field. This program has offered me an abundance of strategies and techniques to help me thrive not only in my future career, but in life itself.

- Scarlet Astudillo (Team 51), Senior, Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction (New York, NY)

Denise Claire Calungsod: My Connection with my ACE GNY Mentors

July 15, 2021 My very first experience with the ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY was 9 years ago in 2012, sitting in AECOM’s old Wall Street office, convinced that I would never pursue a career in architecture, construction, or engineering. The office was filled with predominantly younger professionals, giving presentations about their work to a rag tag team of...

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Chandler McLaurin: Reflections on Architecture School

My name is Chandler McLaurin and I am an ACE GNY Alumni. I participated in ACE GNY from my freshman year to senior year of high school (2016-2020). These four years being mentored by Gensler have shaped me into the future architect I want to become. This program taught me so many important lessons about the architecture field like professionalism,...

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ACE Mentor Program National Programs

The ACE Mentor Program of America has 70 affiliates in 37 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

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About ACE Greater NY

Founded in 1994 by a group of leading architects, contractors and engineers in New York City, the program has served more than 77,000 students nationwide and over 14,000 students in New York alone. Today, more than 13,000 students and 4,100 mentors participate in ACE each year in 37 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

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