Architectural Fellow with South Florida Community Land Trust

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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USLocation:
Tue, Feb 25 '20Posted on:

About the Enterprise Rose Fellowship

The Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners emerging architectural designers and socially-engaged arts and cultural practitioners 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, artistic practices, 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 development, community organizing, and policy. You will also join a growing network of passionate and talented creative practitioners who are continuously changing what is possible in community development.

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
  • Portland, OR with Human Solutions**
  • Telluride, CO with Telluride Foundations

* denotes Landscape Architecture Fellowship

**  denotes Arts Fellowship

For full work plans, webinar information, and application instructions, visit:

About 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 social impact art and 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 

Selection Criteria 

  • Relevant academic and community experience 
  • Essays and response to work plan 
  • Portfolio 
  • References 
  • In-person Interview 

Selection Schedule 

  • 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 

To be considered for the fellowship, you must apply online at  by April 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET. 

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