The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners emerging architectural designers with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach to development that results in green, sustainable, and affordable communities. As an integral member of their host organization, fellows integrate design processes, community engagement principles, and creativity into development projects and the organization overall.
By becoming a fellow, you will learn first-hand the dynamics, challenges, and potential of mission-driven real estate finance, maintenance, community organizing, and policy. You also join a growing network of passionate and talented public interest designers who are continuously changing what is possible in community development. Host organizations join the Rose Fellowship for the opportunity to incorporate a designer into their organization and for the challenge of transforming their organizational processes to better include design thinking methodology to design for better outcomes of their developments.
Fellowship opportunities for the 2020-2022 program year are in:
Asheville, NC with Mountain Housing Opportunities
Boston, MA with City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development
Cleveland, OH with Cleveland Neighborhood Progress*
Detroit, MI with Develop Detroit
Fort Lauderdale, FL with South Florida Community Land Trust
The South Florida Community Land Trust’s (SFCLT) mission is to provide and preserve quality, sustainable, affordable housing for underserved populations in South Florida. Geographically, they serve the South Florida market, specifically Broward County and Miami-Dade County. All housing provided by the SFCLT is reserved for very low- to moderate-income (LMI) households with set-asides for homeless populations. Formed in 2006, the SFCLT has transformed 63 foreclosed units into permanently affordable homes. Left unattended, these structures would have remained sources of blight, harming the health, character and quality of their neighborhoods. Instead, they are providing quality housing for over 100 LMI individuals, including formerly homeless households. SFCLT offers affordable rental, lease-purchase, and Community Land Trust (CLT) home ownership housing opportunities to address the full spectrum of housing needs in their community.
The Rose Fellow will help expand SFCLT's capacity in:
Exploring the use of modular and prefab homes for meeting short-, mid-, long-term affordable housing solutions in a community that annually encounters hurricanes
Designing a “signature” product standard in their modular and prefab rollout
Innovate on design, building methods, and materials in a market with high construction costs due to development pressures and stringent building codes
Benefits of becoming a Rose Fellow
Two-year fellowship position
Salary and benefits
Annual networking and training retreats
Intensive on-the-ground training in community development
Professional development stipend and opportunities
Alumni network of 70+ leaders in public interest design
Applicants for architectural fellowships must have an NAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture degree (B.Arch, M.Arch)
Applicants for the arts fellowships must demonstrate experience and/or educational training in applying their artistic or cultural practice in a socially-engaged context. We seek applicants with either a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent level of professional experience.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for the entire fellowship period
Architectural, academic and community experience
Essays and response to work plan
April 10, 2020: Application Deadline at 11:59pm ET
Jun-Jul: On-site, in-person interviews
July: Final fellow selection
Oct 2020: Fellowship begins for 2-year opportunity
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Enterprise Rose Fellowship
The Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners emerging architectural designers and community-engaged artists with local community development organizations to facilitate an inclusive approach to development that results in green, sustainable, and affordable communities. As an integral member of their host organization, fellows integrate design processes, community engagement principles, and creativity into development projects and the organization overall.