January 30, 2017

Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship Honored With 2017 Collaborative Achievement Award

The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship was honored last week by the American Institute of Architects with the 2017 Collaborative Achievement Award. The award recognizes and encourages distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

Launched in 2000 by Enterprise Community Partners, The Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship is recognized for cultivating a generation of architects committed to bringing the economic, health and education benefits of quality design to low-income communities. 

Enterprise believes architects are a critical part of the solution to end the growing housing insecurity crisis in the U.S. which forces more than one in four renters to pay at least 50 percent of their income on their home, risking their health, education and economic mobility.

Founded with a mission to integrate ideals of design excellence within organizations that work with underserved communities, the fellowship has paired its fellows with over 75 organizations serving diverse geographies and communities. Rose Fellows, represented by the country's finest early-career architects, are continually engaged in pressing issues and propelling the profession forward.

Partnering emerging designers with community developers for three years, the fellowship is the premier career path for young architects to support public interest design. To date, the 69 fellows have created or preserved more than 12,000 affordable homes across the country.

Fellows sharpen essential architectural skills while developing financing, policy, community engagement and organizing skills, as part of the fellowship's effort to develop architectural leaders who have the empathy, humility and experience to be effective community advocates.

The impact and success of the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship are felt in its ability to define and influence public policy and the frameworks for the design of buildings and communities. Learn more on the American Institute of Architects.

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