Our New Campus
We are proud to share that we have completed a 107,600 square foot building, which serves as the college’s new lecture and classroom building. With thanks to the Nathan, Anne, Kim and Julian Geller Foundation, the Geller Family Building includes 41 classrooms (in three different sizes), a student study center, lecture centers, a cafeteria, student lounges, a student services center, and faculty offices. It is divided over six floors and provides students with almost everything they need for a complete engineering program. Almost, because they still need affordable and conveniently located housing in the city, which is why we are currently building a dormitory tower for that purpose. The Geller Lecture Building and the Student Dormitory Tower join the original college building, named the Alexander Grass Building for Engineering Laboratories. The Dormitory Tower is available for naming, and within the Geller Lecture Building and the Alexander Grass Building, there remain a number of naming opportunities, such as:
Student Study Center
The entire top floor of the building comprises the Student Study Center, spanning an area of 10,700 square feet. The Study Center has been designed to allow independent and group study by the students. The floor plan includes a 5,300 square foot computer center, with the following components:
• Quiet work center on the west side of the building with 40 computer stations
• Computer lab on the east side of the building with 30 computer stations
• Central student work-space with 296 workstations, each equipped with a desk and outlets for electricity and wireless internet, since most students work from their own laptops/tablets.
Additionally, the Student Study Center includes:
• 3 conference rooms for intensive group study
• Copy room with photocopier/scanner/printers
• cafeteria with seating for 83
• Student lounge (with seating for 24, plus additional seating areas)
• 1 general classroom with seating for 40
• Rooms for visiting faculty
• Elevator bank
• Floor manager’s office
• Utility and maintenance room
The 8,500 square foot Lecture Center includes two auditoriums situated adjacent to one another and comprises the building’s lowest floor. Each auditorium seats 132 people and covers an area of 2,850 square feet, plus a 2,800 square foot concourse.
The lecture halls include stadium seating, accessibility ramps, interactive projectors, and state-of-the-art sound and light systems. Although they are enclosed like a movie theater and underground, there is a street-level entrance, thanks to the building’s innovative design. Each auditorium is separated by a special acoustic wall, so that simultaneous events in each room do not disturb each other. The center also includes washrooms, an elevator bank, and a sheltered classroom. Running the length of the auditoriums is an entrance lobby, serving as a reception area and a viewing gallery for showcasing art exhibits.
Renewable Energy Lab
The global energy crisis has necessitated the development of renewable energy sources. ACE Jerusalem has opened its department of Environmental Technologies Engineering, with special emphasis on renewable energy.
The Lab will focus on the Water-Energy-Nexus and the following processes:
– Energy producing processes from renewable sources, such as extracted energy- use of water in order to produce electricity, use of energy flow of water to produce energy, and wind energy
– Energy producing processes from alternative sources, such as solar energy, (photo cells, volts, and heating) and energy production through splitting of water and electrolysis
– Energetic efficiency processes
All engineering laboratories are housed in Alexander Grass Building for Engineering Laboratories and are available for individual naming. They include:
• Renewable Energies Lab
• Software Engineering Lab
• Advanced Materials Engineering Lab
• Pharmaceutical Engineering Lab
• Electronic and Electrical Engineering Lab
• Industrial Engineering and Management- Robotics Lab
• Mechanical Engineering Lab
The housing tower will have a total of fourteen floors and will house the student dormitories of the college. The main entrance to the campus will be through this building and will serve as a major thoroughfare, located at the junction of the city’s major arteries, Highway 16 leading from the entrance of the city to the city center, and the Menachem Begin Highway, which connects the north and south ends of the city. The tower will be a recognizable symbol of higher education and technology for the city of Jerusalem.
Center for Career Services and Alumni Relations A True Building Block for Jerusalem’s Future
With the goal of propelling the region’s young people into professional and self-sustaining careers and ensuring that our graduates can serve the industry’s needs, at the very heart of ACE Jerusalem lies its educational excellence. Hand-in-hand with our academic focus is our vision for students and alumni to assume leadership roles both professionally and socially. To that end, we recognize the need for a comprehensive center for career services and alumni relations as a fundamental facet of ACE Jerusalem.
As the college continues to invest in the country’s most important natural resource- its human capital, career guidance, job placement, follow-up, and ongoing relationships with graduates are essential to fulfilling our vision for Jerusalem and its residents.
Components of the Center:
• Dedicated expert career guidance counselors to prepare graduating students for the job search as well as to provide long-term career consultation
• Ongoing contact and collaboration with alumni to help place fellow graduates into jobs
• Networking events for alumni
• Development of an alumni scholarship fund for current ACE students in order to complete the circle of empowerment for generations of Jerusalem’s young people and fulfillment of the college’s vision for its graduates
• Ongoing leadership forum for alumni in professional development, social initiatives, and community improvement through lectures, seminars, and workshops with expert speakers and mentors
• Social responsibility incubator- a network for alumni intent on creating social initiatives- through the college, its volume of student activists, and its connection with industry partners to help develop and promote alumni community projects