Info for Students

What is ACE?

ACE is a free after-school program for high school students who want to learn about careers in Architecture, Construction, and/or Engineering.

Students are mentored by successful architects, construction managers and engineers who meet as a team at mentors’ offices twice a month during the school year for two hours starting at 4 or 4:30PM.

Teams are organized like a real life project design team and include a developer/owner, an architectural firm, a construction management company, and engineering firms.

What will I do in ACE?

You will learn what it is like to work in the design and construction industry and develop a design project tailored to your interests.  Sessions will include hands-on activities, use of design software, office tours and field trips to construction/project sites.  You will also build a model and present the design project with your teammates at the end of the year.

What are the benefits?

Career guidance from active professionals

  • Understanding of the design and construction industry and of the business environments and workplace
  • Connections to alumni and professionals who will continue provide support and networking during your college years and professional life
  • Introduction to college programs, degree requirements and keys to success
  • Behind-the-scenes access to construction sites
  • Opportunities for scholarships, internships and post-college employment
  • Excellent training in presentation and team building skills

How do I sign up?

  1. Go to the ACE website here and fill out an application in the fall.
  2. Select NEW or RETURNING student registration and complete the application. Provide an e-mail address that you check frequently so that you receive our updates.

Questions? Call us at 646-757-5829, or email us at