Real estate developer Enterprise Community Partners recently announced the 2008-2011 recipients of its Frederick P. Rose Architectural Fellowship, which gives recent architecture and design graduates and young professionals the opportunity to create affordable, environmentally responsive housing.
Rose Fellows spend three years on-site with a host organization to produce community-driven solutions that meet the fellowship's three core principles: participatory planning, holistic design process, and green building.
The 2008 Rose Fellows are:
Seth Welty, MA in Architecture from Tulane University. Welty is working in Biloxi, Miss., with the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio of Mississippi State University's College of Architecture, Art + Design, providing design assistance to low-income households rebuilding homes along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Abigail Loosen, MA in Architecture from University of Minnesota. Loosen is working in Minneapolis with the Project for Pride in Living, helping lower-income people and families work toward self-sufficiency through housing, employment training, and education.
Laura Shipman, MA in Architecture in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Shipman is working in San Francisco with the Community Housing Partnership, developing permanent housing for formerly homeless people.
In the fellowship program's 10 years, 29 fellows have produced nearly 5,000 housing units throughout the United States. For more information on the Rose Fellowship program, visit www.rosefellowship.org.