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ACE GNY FIRMS RESPOND to COVID-19: Lilker Associates 

Lilker Associates has been involved in several projects recently to support healthcare facilities in their fight against Coronavirus.    At New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital, they have supported in converting 21,800 square feet of psychiatric floor to build sixty new ICU/Critical Care Beds located at the 6th floor of the Carrington Building. Lilker Associates worked to provide new medical gases, temporary exhaust fans, makeup air, normal power and temporary three branches of emergency power distribution circuitry. This entire project- form…

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Mentors Responding to COVID-19: Roxana Kariyannis, AECOM

Roxana Escobar Kariyannis is a veteran ACE GNY mentor and Team Leader. An Architecture Practice Resource Manager / Project Manager at AECOM, Roxana has been part of the firm’s efforts to support healthcare facilities as they fight Coronavirus. For the past several weeks, Roxana has been working countless hours towards the build of an alternate health facility in Westbury NY (Long Island). Previously a Long Island College, it will now be a field hospital that will house 1,020 beds for various patients and help alleviate the burden on the hospital system.   This project is not only a professional achievement, but also but also has personal significance. Roxana’s work directly…

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ACE GNY Mentor Firms Contribute to Coronavirus Aid Efforts

In response to the current situation with Coronavirus, a number of ACE GNY firms have been contributing their expertise in various ways to provide support. We want to highlight some firms that are actively responding to the current situation:  These firms are all providing/ creating PPE to help fight Coronavirus: ARUP Is among the firms that have joined the University of Southern California School of Architecture‘s Operation PPE. Link  Cannon Design Has created a coalition to help generate masks for healthcare workers.Link  HNTB Is among the firms that have joined…

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Jeffrey Messinger of STV, Inc. Named ENR Outstanding Mentor of the Year

  April 9, 2020 Congratulations to Jeffrey Messinger for being selected as the 2020 ENR Outstanding Mentor of the Year! This is a national honor and we are thrilled that Jeff’s dedication and commitment is recognized. Jeff has been mentoring for over 17 years with ACE GNY. Throughout his years as a Team Leader of ACE GNY Team 11, Jeff has personally impacted between 400-500 students, organizing college visits, to assisting with scholarships and beyond….

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Important Information Regarding COVID-19

March 12, 2020 Due to the continued spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and policies impacting gatherings and external programming from many of our participating firms, The ACE Mentor Program of GNY (ACE GNY) has decided that all teams will begin meeting virtually effective March 16, 2020 through April 15, 2020 (should we need to continue this longer, we will let you know). All students and parents will receive an email from their Team Leader with…

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Summer 2019 ACE GNY Alumni Networking Event

On August 20, 2019 the ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY hosted the summer 2019 ACE GNY Alumni Networking Event! Attendees reconnected over their shared ACE experiences, as well as expanded their network of ACE GNY Alum.

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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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