Architectural Fellow with ONE Neighborhood Builders

Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship
Providence, RI
United States
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About the Enterprise Rose Fellowship 

NEW: For the first time in the history of the Rose Fellowship, we are piloting arts fellowships! 

The Enterprise Rose Fellowship partners emerging architectural designers and socially-engaged arts and cultural practitioners 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, artistic practices, 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 development, community organizing, and policy. You will also join a growing network of passionate and talented creative practitioners who are continuously changing what is possible in community development. 

Fellowship opportunities for the 2019-20201 program year are in: 

  • New York City with Ascendant Neighborhood Development 

  • Wayne, WV with Coalfield Development 

  • Providence, RI with ONE Neighborhood Builders 

  • Mission, SD with Rosebud Economic Development Organization 

  • Chelsea, MA with Opportunity Communities (OppCo) 

  • Austin, TX with Foundation Communities** 

  • Los Angeles, CA with Little Tokyo Service Center** 

  • Salem, MA with North Shore Community Development Corporation** 

** denotes Arts Fellowships  


About ONE Neighborhood Builders 

ONE Neighborhood Builders’ (ONE|NB) mission is to promote equity, public health, and community safety in Providence’s neighborhoods. Their health-focused community building is achieved through convening the Olneyville Collaborative in organizing a community festival, neighborhood cleanup, and a newsletter. They also coordinate the Healthy Equity Zone, which is charged with reducing health disparities using place-based interventions.  

While ONE | NB recognizes the substantial challenges that comes with working in Providence’s historically disinvested neighborhoods, they also recognize the tremendous assets. The neighborhood is ethnically diverse, has a strong network of bike paths and greenways that traverse the city, a younger population (compared with the state), a rebounding economy, a plethora of independently-owned businesses in the neighborhood commercial corridors, health insured rates among the highest in the country, historic architecture that amplifies the city’s unique character, and anchor institutions (i.e. Roger Williams University) that work in partnership with community development organizations such as ONE|NB.   

The first year of the Rose Fellowship coincides with ONE | NB’s two-year strategic plan. The Fellow will be instrumental in developing the groundwork necessary for the following projects: (1) completing a neighborhood plan for at least one neighborhood in which the agency has not traditionally worked, but the need for comprehensive revitalization is evident and pre-existing resources are weak; (2) developing a business plan for a construction social enterprise that would generate reliable earned income to enable us to increase our mission-impact ; (3) establishing an energized and authentic resident leadership initiative; and, (4) creating a realistic development pipeline to produce 250 units of affordable housing by 2025.   


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 social impact art and design 


  • Applicants for architectural fellowships must have an NAAB-Accredited or LAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture degree (B.Arch, BLA, M.Arch, MLA)  

  • 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 a minimum of 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 

Selection Criteria 

  • Relevant academic and community experience 

  • Essays and response to work plan 

  • Portfolio 

  • References 

  • In-person Interview 

Selection Schedule 

  • April 14, 2019: Application Deadline at 11:59pm ET 

  • Jun-Jul: On-site, in-person interviews 

  • July: Final fellow selection 

  • Oct 2019: Fellowship begins for 2-year opportunity 


Application instructions 

To be considered for the fellowship, you must apply online at by April 14, 2019 at 11:59 pm ET. 

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February 14, 2019 - 11:33am
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