ACE Mentor Students and STV Employees

STV continued its long-standing support of the ACE (Architecture Construction Engineering) Mentorship Program during the 2016-17 school year by leading another group of aspiring architects, engineers and construction managers in the Greater New York City region. As part of this year’s program, STV’s mentors guided their team of high school protégés in developing a hypothetical school of criminal justice for Columbia University in New York City. The seven-floor building would be outfitted with instrumental programs, services and amenities for criminal justice students, including CSI laboratories, crime scene simulation rooms, and mock courthouse facilities. The building was also designed to seamlessly integrate into Columbia’s historic aesthetic.

STV’s ACE Greater New York City Chapter team is led by Jeffrey Messinger. Other mentors include Hector Santacruz, Julianne Canacalosi, Nadia Tolli, Matthew Sangan, Matthew Post, Ryan Mulvey and Steven Scalici.

The ACE Mentor Program is a not-for-profit organization that helps prepare high school students for careers in design and construction. The students plan and design innovative projects mirroring "real-world" conditions while professional planners, architects, engineers and construction managers serve as mentors help them develop solutions using basic problem-solving techniques. The ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York is a founding state affiliate and began in 1994 with only three teams made up of 17 mentoring firms and 90 students. Today, ACE NY has grown to over 30 teams, over 100 firms and more than 700 students in New York City, Long Island and Westchester.