RTA congratulates Architect Joey Bahnsen, AIA, NCARB for being named a 2022 ENR—ACE Outstanding Mentor by ACE Mentor Program of America and Engineering News-Record. Joey was one of five Outstanding Mentors from a field of 85 nominees from chapters across the country. The award recognizes contributions by ACE Mentors to students, fellow mentors, and affiliates that epitomize the dedication and effectiveness of ACE’s over 4,100 mentors. Each of the 2022 Outstanding Mentors has received a student scholarship to be named after them, supported by Engineering News-Record and its parent company BNP Media. Joey received the award at a ceremony held in Washington D.C. at the ACE Mentor Program Board of Directors meeting. Outstanding Mentors also attended the C.I.R.T. National Design Competition.
Joey has been involved in the ACE Program since his participation as a high school student. His passion for the program, which introduces high school students to the fields of architecture, interior design, structural engineering, civil engineering, HVAC construction, and general contracting, led him to work with Colorado Springs District 11 to bring it to Palmer High School for the 2021-2022 school year, the first time the ACE Mentor Program of Colorado has had a program in Colorado Springs.
Visit https://www.acementor.org/mentors-volunteers/outstanding-mentors to read more about his contribution to this unique program and all 2022 ENR-ACE Outstanding Mentor recipients.