COLUMBIA, Md., May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship is now accepting applications for the class of 2012-2014. Celebrating over a decade of design excellence, the fellowship is a unique three-year program that pairs exceptional, socially-minded architects with community development corporations (CDC) to help create affordable, green communities. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m. EDT, Friday, July 8, 2011.
"Throughout the course of this innovative fellowship, emerging architects will develop leadership skills and forge lasting ties with communities while expanding the capacity of CDCs to develop well designed projects with advanced green features that benefit low-income people," said Katie Swenson, vice president, National Design Initiatives and former fellow with Piedmont Housing Alliance in Charlottesville, Va.
Applicants must possess a professional degree in architecture with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better from an accredited college or university, or expect to earn a degree prior to the beginning of the fellowship. A graduate degree and approximately three years of professional experience is preferred, though not required.
The host organizations for the fellowships include Nuestra Comunidad Development Corporation in Boston, Mass.; Detroit Collaborative Design Center in Detroit, Mich.; Saint Paul Riverfront Corporation in Saint Paul, Minn.; Cathedral Square Housing in Burlington, Vt.; and Office of Rural and Farmworker Housing in Yakima, Wash.
To apply for the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship, potential candidates should visit http://www.rosefellowship.org/index.php/join/ for the online application, selection criteria, a brief description of each host organization and a list of fellowship responsibilities. Selected candidates will be notified in October and the fellowships begin on January 2, 2012.
Enterprise is a leading provider of the development capital and expertise it takes to create decent, affordable homes and rebuild communities. For nearly 30 years, Enterprise has introduced neighborhood solutions through public-private partnerships with financial institutions, governments, community organizations and others that share our vision. Enterprise has raised and invested more than $11 billion in equity, grants and loans to help build or preserve more than 280,000 affordable rental and for-sale homes to create vital communities. Visit www.enterprisecommunity.org and www.enterprisecommunity.com to learn more about Enterprise's efforts to build communities and opportunity.
Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship - Established in 2000, the fellowship honors the late Frederick P. Rose, the prominent developer and philanthropist, who believed strongly in the value of good design and the spirit of public service. It is administered by Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.
SOURCE Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.