What is it? The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship offers a select few of the nation’s finest, early career architects the opportunity for first-hand training and experience in sustainable community design work. The Fellowship partners these emerging talents with local community development organizations for three years. Under the program’s innovative structure, fellows work in the community, forging local ties and expanding the capacity of their host organizations to create sustainable, affordable housing for people of low-income in underserved communities.
What has it accomplished? Since its inception in 2000, the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship has achieved dramatic results in neighborhoods across the country. Forty Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellows have helped their host organizations create or preserve more than 7,000 sustainable, affordable homes, the majority integrating Green Building standards.
Fellows have also contributed to the creation of 43 much-needed community facilities and nine community master plans leveraging tens of millions of dollars in public and private financing; as well as five books and manuals making available their award-winning design solutions to a broader audience. In addition, many of the fellows have gone on to become recognized leaders in public interest architecture and community development.
Why should I support it? Enterprise Community Partners, a national charitable organization that provides expertise for affordable housing and sustainable communities, organizes and funds the fellowship. Funding comes from government and private sector grants but is limited, which confines the capacity of Enterprise to take on more fellows. In order to continue providing opportunities for emerging leaders in design and to support communities nation-wide, we need your support. Donate as little as $10 and know that you’re contribution is going to building our nation’s future through public interest design!