Through the ACE Mentor Program of America, KPF staff advise high school students with aspirations to pursue careers in design and construction. The program’s mission is to engage and excite students about the opportunities available in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries, and support their continued advancement throughout their schooling and career decisions later in life.

From November to May, KPF hosts 20 to 30 high school students for weekly sessions. Together with our partners from Thornton Tomasetti, Arup, and Extell, KPF offers short lessons and studio exercises that help guide students in the development of a hypothetical architectural proposal. Previous projects include residential towers, hotels, and performance venues.