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 Telluride Foundation is a community foundation serving rural communities in southwest Colorado. Committed to its mission of enriching the quality of life of the residents, visitors, and workforce of the region, the Foundation develops and operates initiatives, makes grants to nonprofits, and direct investments in startup companies. The Foundation serves all of San Miguel and Ouray counties and portions of Montrose and Dolores counties. This rural region is rugged with a deep pioneering history of mining, ranching and innovation with varied topography, an ever-changing landscape of slickrock canyonlands, broad fertile valleys, high plateaus of open rangeland, and jagged, snow-capped mountains reaching over 14,000 feet. The West End is facing an economic crisis with the closure of the TriState coal power plant and coal mine, which employed 93 people in late 2016. The coal mine closed in January 2019 and the power plant closed September 2019, laying off their employees. The closing of the mine and power plant will eliminate 70% of the area’s tax base. Within this economic climate, the Telluride Foundation is looking to innovatively provide housing for the lower-income residents, including undocumented populations.
The Rose Fellow will help expand the Telluride Foundation’s capacity in:
Providing affordable housing for teachers and working families, who often cannot afford the steep housing prices engendered by recreational tourism
Building local leadership capacity across each community to lead a housing project and manage it after construction
Gathering community input as well as facilitate resources to residents regarding local housing needs and ownership financing
Researching source of opportunities to develop integrated neighborhood community resources within housing project (e.g. food stores, child care centers)
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.