Sacramento / Northern California
|ACE stands for Architecture, Construction and Engineering – the three cornerstones of the construction industry. It is the fastest-growing mentoring program in America that introduces students to the vast amount of opportunity there is if you want to explore this industry. ACE is an after-school program for high school students who are interested in learning about career opportunities in Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and related construction professions.
Justine Aban, Program Coordinator
ACE Mentor Sacramento
1331 T Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
TEL: 916.442.8991 x116
San Francisco / Bay Area/ Central California
UC Berkeley Academic Talent Development Program
Architectural Design classes for grades 7-11
UC Berkeley ATDP
Graduate School of Education
3639 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1670
ACE was started in 2002 with 40 students and 25 mentors. Today, they are a growing organization with more than three times the original numbers of students and mentors. Students come from high schools all over the Bay Area – San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose, the lower Peninsula, Contra Costa County and new for 2011-2012, Solano County!
Board Member/Regional Council Leader
Stoecker and Northway Architects
1000 Elwell Court, Suite 150A
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Mentorships for high school students (some architecture)
251 Rhode Island Street, Suite 205
San Francisco, CA 94103
Jen Bloomer, Program Director
TEL: 415-626-5470 x112
|Build SF- Architectural Foundation SF
The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco has created the Build San Francisco Institute, a half day high school program for students interested in design, construction, engineering and architecture.
Build San Francisco Institute
160 Pine Street, Suite 505
|CCA Summer HS English+Design
CCA Summer High School English + Design Program
This 4-week program is for international high school students who want to improve their communication and design skill and have completed the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade by summer 2011.
California College of the Arts, San Francisco campus
The Office of Special Programs
5212 Broadway (Broadway at College Avenue)
Oakland campus, Ralls 201
|Y-Plan Architecture Think Tank for H.S.
UC Berkeley Y-PLAN Architecture Think Tank:
A program for high school students working on community redevelopment projects
Center for Cities and Schools
Institute of Urban and Regional Development
University of California
316 Wurster Hall #1870
Berkeley, CA 94720-1870
EMAIL: Ariel Bierbaum
Los Angeles / Southern California
|ACE Mentor - Los Angeles
Since 2002, ACE Los Angeles has enabled hundreds of high school students to discover the exciting potential of careers in Architecture, Construction and Engineering.
ACE LA Administrator
11301 West Olympic Blvd., #369
Los Angeles, CA 90064
|ACE Mentor – Bakersfield, San Bernardino
ACE: Architecture, Construction and Engineering mentorships for high school students
High school students in the Fresno/Bakersfield area can now benefit from a nationwide program designed to introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities open to young people in architecture, construction, engineering, and related areas of the building design and construction industry.
Central California Builders Exchange
|USC Exploration of Architecture
This program provides high school students from across the country and the world with an intensive and in-depth introduction to the world of architecture and the experience of an architectural education. The goal of the program is to help students make an educated decision regarding their own career direction while at the same time providing them with a wide exposure to the diverse and colorful surroundings of Los Angeles.
USC University of Southern California
School of Architecture
Watt Hall, Suite 204
Los Angeles, California 90089-0291
TEL: (213) 740-2723
|ACE Mentor – San Diego
In 2003, a group of local architects, engineers and contractors, led by Hines, one of the world’s largest real estate developers, founded ACE Mentor San Diego. This program gives high school students an inside look at the wealth of career opportunities available to them in the building industry.Mike Wall
Michael Wall Engineering, Inc.
4115 Sorrento Valley Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92121
|ACE Mentor – Palm Springs
ACE of Palm Springs helps area high school students to explore the many opportunities available in architecture, construction management and engineering. ACE provides industry contacts, mentorships, and scholarships for students interested in pursuing opportunities in the construction and design professions.
Robert S. Smith, P.E.
MSA Consulting, Inc.
34200 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
|SCI-Arc Design Immersion Days
A 4-week, day session program at SCI-Arc, Design Immersion Days (DID) introduces high school juniors and seniors to careers in architecture and design as they explore how products, buildings, and environments are imagined and made. DID students experience first-hand what it’s like to work in a college level design studio. They are given rare access to prominent designers, learn what the study of design & architecture entails and create substantial portfolios.