Josh Ridgely of SVPA Architects Inc. is one of five national winners of the 2014 ENR/McGraw Hill-ACE Exemplary Mentor Award. The award recognizes ACE volunteers for extraordinary contributions to their students, their fellow mentors and their affiliates. Ridgely has been actively involved in the ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa (ACE C-IA) for seven years, serving as a mentor, team leader, committee member and director. Since 2006, the Central Iowa ACE program has introduced more than 475 Greater Des Moines high school students to the integrated construction industry. Using donations from local architecture, construction and engineering firms, ACE C-IA has awarded 47 students a total of $83,000 in scholarships to further their ACE-related education. The ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa was recognized as an exemplary STEM program by Gov. Terry Branstad's STEM Advisory Council in 2012.