Enterprise is now accepting applications to become an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellow beginning in 2013. Fellowship is a three-year experience where fellows gain practical experience in site acquisition, site planning, architectural design, developing financial pro-formas, applying for financing and obtaining public approvals. Often fellows engage in neighborhood planning, typically helping their hosts improve standards and practices for design excellence, sustainability and resident engagement.
Fellows work full time within their host organizations, helping to build capacity and bringing fresh ideas. In exchange, the hosts provide mentorship and guidance, supporting the development of the fellows’ careers with meaningful hands-on experience, in addition to insurance and certain other benefits. For its part, Enterprise provides an annual stipend ($47,500 for fellowships beginning in 2013), coaching and training, along with industry networking and learning opportunities.
Fellows also gain from a national support system of colleagues who share their passion for public interest architecture and community development. Bi-monthly conference calls and online meetings combined with bi-annual face-to-face gatherings create the opportunity for fellows to share experiences, learn from peers and develop lifetime relationships.