American Institute of Architects, Birmingham, Alabama Chapter logo

ACE Mentor Program of Alabama

ACE logo

ACE is a unique partnership among industry professionals — architects, interior designers, landscape architects, mechanical, structural, electrical, environmental and civil engineers, construction managers, college and university representatives, and other professionals from related corporations and professional organizations — who work together to attract young people to their professions. Industry professionals volunteer to become mentors to high school students in order to introduce them to the professions and encourage them to pursue studies and careers in these fields. In return, the industry gets a much-needed boost of new talent.

ACE Alabama Board
Nolanda Bearden – NHB Group
Nick Dill – Robins & Morton
Stephen Franklin – Brasfield & Gorrie
Creig Hoskins – Hoskins Architecture
Michael Kassouf, ACE Treasurer – Kassouf & Company CPA
Lea Ann Macknally, Chairperson-Elect – Macknally Land Design
Keith Owens, Chairperson – MBA Structural Engineers
George Pierce – ABC of Alabama
Laurel Stiff, Executive Director

Active Mentors
Aaron Skeete- Hydro Power
Andrew Bryant- Design Initiative
Blaine House- Murray Building Company
Christena Holcombe- ASCE
Daniel Witteck- AG Gaston
Katie Owens- Goodwyn Mills & Cawood
Jeremy Cutts- Williams Blackstock
Laura Bartlett- Williams Blackstock
Matt Coe- EDT, Inc
Reilly Strauss- Adams Design
Robert McCullough- Robins & Morton
Tim Anson- Gresham Smith & Partners
Virnetta Green- Brasfield & Gorrie
Will Hart- KPS Group