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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!).
ACE Team 7 reached new heights as the students and mentors stood on the 54th floor of the Comcast Technology Center, soon to be the tallest building in the Philadelphia skyline, during a site visit on Tuesday, February 7 2017. Students were lead on a guided tour of the active construction site for Comcast Technology […]
On Tuesday, January 10, Team #3 gathered to expose the students to structural engineering. We wanted to get them started blind to test their intuition, so after a very brief introduction to structural engineering, we had the students build platforms using newspapers and tape. The platforms had to be a minimum of 8” high, and […]
TEAM #1 | 01 February 2017 Mentor Companies: Gensler, Urban Engineers, Blackney Hayes, AECOM, Turner Construction, Brandywine Realty Trust Meeting Description: Trivia team activity, structural engineering intro, and paper column structural activity.
Tower Above the Competition! Test your steady hand and sense of balance by playing Giant Jenga with your friends in the design and construction industry! Just like the tabletop game only super-sized. The tallest tower winner gets bragging rights. The winner of the tournament will also have the opportunity to name the ACE Alumni […]
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 […]