fellowships are for the field

The training of architects has always been rigorous, but public interest design requires all of the essential architectural skills plus financing, policy, community engagement and organizing skills….Fellowships provide an alternative career path, arming these individuals with skills, resources, and network to lead the future of public interest design practice.

– Katie Swenson, Vice President of Design at Enterprise Community Partners

In a blog post on October 22nd, Katie Swenson summarized some of the ways in which fellowships are important in the development of thought leaders, a benefit that contributes to the field as much as the individual. Read all of Katie’s blog post on Impact Design Hub.

I’m also glad to see that Greenwood, MS provided a great backdrop for Katie’s picture!

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