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
About City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development
The City of Boston, Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) organizational goals are shaped by Mayor Walsh’s ambitious plan for new housing growth and increased affordability. In Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030, also known as the Housing 2030 Plan, Mayor Walsh lays out a goal of producing 53,000 new units by 2030. Just recently, this goal was increased to 69,000 units to match actual projected growth by 2030. Of these, 15,820 units need to be income restricted. The Design Unit at DND works in close collaboration with the Housing Innovation Lab (iLab), whose work looks to prevent displacement and lower the cost of living in Boston.
The Rose Fellow will help expand the City of Boston, DND’s capacity in:
Accelerating the ability of the Design Unity to deliver affordable housing through innovation by exploring new initiatives looking at small and mid-scale infill development and exploring modular or panelized delivery models
Building on their existing Additional Dwelling Unit program, expanding from renovating within building envelopes to auxiliary structures
Improving housing production and preservation through the existing system by piloting an internal zoning application process for city-owned land
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.