Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship
Fairmount Park Conservancy in Philadelphia  

About the Rose Fellowship

The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship partners early-career architectural designers with local community development organizations for a three-year term, where they facilitate an inclusive approach to development to create green, sustainable, and affordable communities. As an integral staff member of the organization, the fellow will focus on advancing the organization’s practices in community engagement, sustainability and design excellence. By becoming a fellow, you join a growing network of passionate and talented public interest designers who are continuously changing what is possible in community development. This year, fellowship opportunities are located with Quest Community Development Corporation in Atlanta, Epicenter in Green River, UT, Venice Community Housing in Los Angeles, CA, The Trust for Public Land based in St Paul, Minn., and the Fairmount Park Conservancy in Philadelphia.

About Fairmount Park Conservancy  

The Fairmount Park Conservancy (FPC) exists to champion Philadelphia’s parks. Our mission is to work as a collaborative partner to lead and support efforts that preserve and improve the parks and recreation system in order to enhance the quality of life and stimulate economic development of the Greater Philadelphia Region. We fulfill our mission by leading capital projects and historic preservation efforts, fostering neighborhood park stewardship, attracting and leveraging resources for the parks, and developing innovative programs throughout the 10,200 acres that include Fairmount Park and more than 115 neighborhood parks around the city. Today, we work closely with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation (PPR) to develop and implement projects and programs that support, improve, and enhance the city’s parks and champion the role they play in strengthening civic life and economic development. Over the last several years, we have become widely known as an emerging leader in the city’s growing open space movement.

Read the workplan for this and other fellowship opportunities on our website:


·       NAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture Degree (B.Arch, M.Arch, or D.Arch)

·       LAAB-Accredited Professional Architecture Degree (B.L.A. or M.L.A.)

·       Must be eligible to work in the U.S. for the entire fellowship period

Selection Criteria:

·       Architectural, academic and community experience

·       Essays and response to work plan

·       Design portfolio

·       Recommendations

·       Participation in Finalist Summit

·       In-person interview

Selection Schedule:

·       July 9, 2017: Deadline to apply

·       September 1: Finalist Summit invitees notified

·       September or October (TBC): Finalist Summit

·       October: On-site interviews

·       November: Final decisions and notifications

·       January 2018: Fellowship begins

* Travel expenses for Summit and interview will be covered by Enterprise

Application Instructions:

Apply online at  by July 9, 2017 at 11:59pm ET.

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