The ACE Mentor Program hosted its Fall Cocktail Reception at John Jay College of Criminal Justice this month.
More than 200 ACE mentors and guests attended to learn about the 2011 expansion of the college and to celebrate the program’s community of mentors throughout the Greater New York Region.
ACE Board Member, Commissioner David Burney of the Department of Design and Construction, kicked off the evening by welcoming guests and thanking mentoring firms for their impact in the growth of ACE. Robert Pignatello, senior vice presidentat John Jay College, and Mustafa Abadan, FAIA, design partner at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP, discussed the design of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice project and its significance to the college. Charles Murphy of Turner Construction Company and Board Member, spoke about his role in the completion of the College’s new building, as well as Turner Construction’s long standing relationship with the ACE Mentor Program.
ACE Board Member and Michael Neary, Event Chairperson and Regional Executive of Structure Tone provided closing remarks and concluded by thanking everyone for their attendance and support.
The ACE Mentor Program is a partnership among construction and design professionals — architects, interior designers, landscape architects, mechanical, structural, electrical, environmental and civil engineers, construction managers, owners, college and university representatives — who work together to attract young people to their professions.
The ACE Mentor Program’s fall cocktail reception is an annual event highlighting innovative construction and design projects around New York.
Previous receptions showcased 7 World Trade Center, the New York Times Building, the Hearst Tower, the redesign of Alice Tully Hall and the Morgan Library & Museum.