About the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship
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.
Core PrinciplesThree principles form the foundation for all Enterprise Rose Fellowships: community-engaged design practices, design excellence and sustainability.
Community EngagementEnterprise Rose Fellows become skilled researchers and facilitators who engage residents along with local leaders, advocates and government officials in real dialogue. The result is community-based plans that reflect residents’ needs and desires.
Design ExcellenceFellows help their host organizations produce esthetically superior building and site designs geared toward improving economic, social, cultural, health and environmental outcomes. New buildings are carefully integrated into the surrounding neighborhood and make effective use of resources.
SustainabilityThe Fellowship is an important part of Enterprise’s Green Communities initiative, which seeks to transform the way we think about, design, locate, and build affordable homes for people of low-income. By integrating Enterprise Green Communities criteria into their projects, fellows and their host organizations create affordable housing developments that are safe, energy efficient, healthy and accessible to jobs, schools and public transportation.
AccomplishmentsSince 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.
Frederick P. RoseThe Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship honors the late Frederick P. Rose. A prominent developer and philanthropist, Mr. Rose believed in the value of good design and the spirit of public service.
Mr. Rose was chairman of Rose Associates Inc., a New York City based real estate investment firm that develops, owns and manages residential, office and commercial properties. His work endures in the New York skyline: Lincoln Center, Rockefeller University, the Children’s Aid Society, Bankers Trust Building, the Sheffield and the Madison Belvedere. Mr. Rose also oversaw the development and construction of The Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History.
The mission of the Rose Fellowship is to inspire and nurture a new generation of architects as lifelong leaders dedicated to creating sustainable communities for people at all income levels.