Six Community Designers Selected for Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship

Early-career architectural designers will bring expertise to local organizations in Baltimore; New Orleans;
Boston; Philadelphia; Sherwood, Ore.; and Nashville, Tenn.

COLUMBIA, Md. – March 1, 2017 – Today, Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. (Enterprise) announced the 2017-2019 class of its Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship. Partnering emerging architectural designers with community developers for three years, the fellowship is the premiere opportunity to build a career in public interest design.  Since its launch in 2000, the fellowship has supported 69 fellows that have helped produce or preserve 11,000 affordable, sustainable homes and design more than 80 community spaces for the specific needs of individual communities.

“At its core, the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship seeks to foster the next generation of community developers, ensuring that design is an integral part of the community development process,” said Katie Swenson, vice president, Design Initiatives, Enterprise. "This class of fellows will work with local organizations that are committed to bringing high-quality, sustainable design to deserving communities across the country.”  

The 2017-2019 class is made up of the following six fellows:

  • Daniel Greenspan will spend his fellowship with Bon Secours Community Works in Baltimore, Maryland. He will help improve development capacity of Bon Secours by designing housing typologies that respond to the needs of residents and by focusing on how social determinants of health can be addressed through design and direct service delivery.
  • Nick Satterfield is joining New Orleans Redevelopment Authority to work on a program that will enable low to moderate income homeowners to retrofit their properties to manage the effects of storm water and prevent flooding. Nick hopes to utilize past experiences integrating participatory design processes and neighborhood outreach into community development.
  • Michelle Stadelman will be hosted by Community And Shelter Assistance Corporation (CASA) in Sherwood, Oregon. CASA helps local direct-service organizations improve the lives of Oregonians, particularly in the rural areas of the state. Michelle will engage with local farmworker residents to develop housing designs that address their needs and to explore how to lower costs while maintaining high quality.
  • Lea Oxenhandler will be working with People’s Emergency Center (PEC) in Philadelphia. Lea will support PEC’s strategic investments along Lancaster Avenue, including the renovation of historic Hawthorne Hall. She looks forward to leveraging PEC’s deep roots in the community to create long-standing, positive change. 
  • Kelsey Oesmann will join Urban Housing Solutions in Nashville. Kelsey will help develop more than 20 acres of vacant land into affordable housing. She aims to include local voices in the design process, and hopes the development will promote walkability, health, safety and accessibility.

The U.S. is in the midst of a broad housing insecurity crisis that is affecting nearly 19 million housing insecure families who are homeless or paying more than half of their monthly income on housing. Enterprise’s generational goal is to end housing insecurity in the U.S. through quality affordable housing connected to good schools, jobs, transit and health care.