Special Thanks to Our Outstanding Mentors
Special thanks to our mentors who continue to dedicate there time, knowledge and wisdom to help students engage in their chosen career path. Students benefit greatly from their interaction with these career professionals.
Retired – Civil Engineer
Brooke Robbins, AIA, LEED AP
Principal Architect & Interior Designer
Retired – Aerospace Engineer and Facilities Management
Elkins Construction LLC – Project Estimator
Founded during the 2006-2007 school year with significant support from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the ACE Mentor Program of Northeast Florida, helps high school students explore potential careers in architecture, construction and engineering.
Through the program, mentors from local industry professional firms meet with students for two hours once a week for 16 weeks. During these sessions, students work in teams to create practical solutions for “real-world” projects. It’s an effective way for students to experience the reality of what architects, contractors and engineers do during a typical working day.
Now starting our tenth year of the program, we have teams from Orange Park High School, Lee High School, Middleburg High School and a Homeschool Group.
Spring 2017 Middleburg High School (Tuesdays 2pm-4pm)
Room: 361 Drafting
- 16 week program beginning in January
- Field trip in March
- End of Year event
Project Presentations (examples of presentation boards)
Participate in ACE!
If you’d like to experience ACE’s challenges, opportunities and rewards for yourself, just contact one of the ACE leaders listed in the upper right-hand corner of this page. We are looking for mentors for all schools.
To motivate students toward architecture, construction, engineering, and related careers
To provide mentoring and scholarship opportunities for future designers and constructors
NE Florida Affiliate
- Non Profit, Established in 2006
- Duval County , Clay County , St. Johns County:
- Program has expanded to 5 sites
- Since 2006, provided over $130,000 in scholarships
General Information or Sponsorship:
Brooke A. Robbins, AIA, LEED AP
Lee High School:
Brian Warfield, P.E., S.E.
Home School Students:
Wayne Petrone, P.E.
Middleburg High School:
Orange Park High School:
Tom Grogan, P.E., S.E.
National Team Leader at OPHS:
Mentors and Sponsors
Board of Directors
Our board is comprised of local industry leaders who make a significant contribution to our affiliate. We are grateful for their continuing support.
View our board members.
- Follow link to Site for registration. Click Here
- New Students: click on new Student registration and fill out the information required.
- Returning Students: click on the returning students tab, log-in, update any information that has changed
- Fill out the Parent consent form – return to your teacher.