Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship

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Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship – APPLICATIONS DUE JULY 10.
The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship is a prestigious three year opportunity for community-minded designers with an accredited degree in architecture. Fellows are hosted by community development organizations across the country, where they serve as integral members of their host organizations’ staff. Fellows gain practical experience in site acquisition, site planning, architectural design, developing financial pro-formas, and obtaining public approvals. Fellows engage in neighborhood planning, typically helping their hosts improve standards and practices for design excellence, sustainability and resident engagement. Six openings - Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Oakland, Calif., and Slayton, Minn - are available for positions beginning January 2015. Interested applicants are encouraged to review the available opportunities and submit their application prior to the July 10, 2014 deadline. The new class of fellows will be selected by November 2014.

DEADLINE: July 10, 2014 at 11:59pm EST.

Nella Young
Program Officer, National Design Initiatives
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

 Criteria used to select fellows are: 

  1. Substance and clarity of essays 
  2. Quality of fellowship plan critique 
  3. Past experience with relevant community work 
  4. Evidenced commitment to public service 
  5. Design ability 
  6. Architectural experience (NAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture Degree is required)
  7. Academic performance 
  8. Quality and substance of recommendations 
  9. Presentation and responses during interviews

A Community Of Friends (Los Angeles): Sustainable supportive housing in Los Angeles
As part of an organization that is dedicated to providing sustainable development and high quality resident services, the Rose Fellow will work to integrate design into the organization’s processes and to continue achieving the highest levels of sustainability. The fellow will also work to help A Community Of Friends explore integration of commercial space, public art and community gardens and connection to the broader community.

The Cornerstone Group (Minneapolis): District-level placemaking and transit-oriented development
The Rose Fellow will work to create mixed-use, mixed-income housing connected to transit and vibrant public spaces in Minneapolis and its first-ring suburbs. The fellow will take part in implementing a district systems approach that demonstrates financial, social and economic benefits to resident and local community members.

East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (Oakland): Green healthy neighborhoods in the East Bay
The Rose Fellow will have a transformative effect on the organization by deeply incorporating the design discipline to build more healthy, sustainable neighborhoods for the diverse populations of the East Bay. The fellow will also help to better address the needs of residents by strengthening the organization’s community engagement process.

Jefferson East, Inc. & The Villages CDC (Detroit): Economic revitalization in Detroit’s East Jefferson corridor
The Jefferson East Inc. (JEI) and the Villages CDC fellow will integrate neighborhood green infrastructure and place-making efforts, urban planning implementation and design excellence with site specific redevelopment efforts. The comprehensive revitalization strategy in JEI and the Villages includes projects ranging from housing acquisition and rehabilitation, activating storefronts and fostering creative small businesses to corridor-wide transit-oriented project pre-development design and planning initiatives.

Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (Boston): Aging in community in Boston
The Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly (JCHE) will welcome a Rose Fellow to have a key role in designing, promoting, and furthering their vision for communities where seniors age in communities of support, engagement, and independence. The fellow will make exceptional design an integral part of JCHE’s decision-making process across all facets of its work, including new development, modernization, property management and service delivery.

Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership (Slayton, MN): Innovative rural housing and neighborhood development
The Rose Fellow will help the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership transform project planning for its green affordable housing developments in communities across southern Minnesota. Based in Slayton and Mankato, the fellow will use responsive design strategies to ensure that both urban and rural projects can bring the best of neighborhood integration, community space and sustainability to its residents.

For more  information about the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship program contact: Nella Young, program officer, National Design Initiatives,, 781.591.4702.


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Nella Young
Program Officer, National Design Initiatives
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

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