Architectural Fellow with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity
The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners emerging architectural designers 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, 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 finance, maintenance, community organizing, and policy. You also join a growing network of passionate and talented public interest designers who are continuously changing what is possible in community development. Host organizations join the Rose Fellowship for the opportunity to incorporate a designer into their organization and for the challenge of transforming their organizational processes to better include design thinking methodology to design for better outcomes of their developments.
Fellowship opportunities for the 2019-2020 program year are in Atlanta with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Cleveland with Burten, Bell, Carr Development, Inc., Green River, Utah with Epicenter, and Ithaca, New York with Ithaca Neighborhood Housing Services.
About Atlanta Habitat for Humanity:
Atlanta Habitat for Humanity transforms communities through neighborhood revitalization, education, innovative development and partnerships. As one of the largest affiliates of Habitat for Humanity International and the largest nonprofit homebuilder in Atlanta, Atlanta Habitat has built more than 1,600 houses— impacting the lives of more than 5,500 family members and 168 neighborhoods—since 1983.
The AHFH Rose Fellow will be exposed to mentoring and training along the entire spectrum of Atlanta Habitat activities. They will comprehend how analytics guide planning neighborhood revitalization strategies under our housing policy team. They will understand municipal integration in site planning, permitting, and home design under our architectural team. The fellow will have the opportunity to be involved in the home building process with our construction team. This multifaceted approach to the fellow’s development is the ideal environment to develop a professional with a community mindset.
Part of the Fellow’s responsibilities will be to assist in the master planning of our newest and most innovative development to date, Brown’s Mill Village. Brown’s Mill Village will be a mixed-income, mixed-housing type development with a focus on sustainability and education. Additionally, AHFH has a new expanded mission that focuses on neighborhood revitalization through new home builds, rehabilitation, neighborhood cleanups, as well as partnerships to improve safety, community assets, and education outcomes. These strategies align with AHFH’s primary goal of breaking the cycle of generational poverty through individual wealth building.
AHFH is expanding their ability to serve seniors and families within Atlanta Habitat’s existing structure in order to maximize the efficiency and quality of the homes they build for them. This includes developing new and innovative home designs that tighten the building envelope and create healthy living spaces, designing and building for an aging population, and assisting AHFH in quantifying effective outcomes. We’ll know we’ve been successful when we are able to roll out new designs that better serve the needs of residents throughout the city of Atlanta.
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 public interest design
- Applicants must have an accredited architecture degree in order to be considered for the fellowship, from a NAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture degrees (B.Arch, M.Arch) and is required for all positions unless indicated otherwise.
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for the entire fellowship period
- Architectural, academic and community experience
- Essays and response to work plan
- Design portfolio
- In-person Interview
- July 15, 2018: Application Deadline at 11:59pm ET
- Late September/Early October: On-site, in-person finalist interviews
- November: Final fellow selection
- January 2019: Fellowship begins for 2-year opportunity
To be considered for the fellowship, you must apply online at http://www.enterprisecommunity.com/become-a-fellow by July 15th, 2018 at 11:59 pm ET.