Jonathan F.P. Rose, Hon. AIA

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Johnathan F. P. Rose, Hon. AIA | Notes of Interest

Jonathan’s work has set the standard for well-designed, mixed use, mixed income, green projects. His strong commitment to making high-quality architecture and urban design accessible to all has made his projects national models for community transformation. Perhaps most notable is the recent Via Verde, designed by Grimshaw Architects and Dattner Architects with landscape architect Lee Weintraub. To visit Via Verde is to truly appreciate the value and beauty of architecture. This project alone has set new standards of architecture practice—achieving deep community benefits and holistic health in a blighted neighborhood in the South Bronx.

Jonathan began searching for green building solutions as early as the 1970s, long before the LEED rating system was created. While LEED and other green design frameworks emerged for market-rate and public office buildings, Jonathan focused on how to bring green design to low-income communities. His firm’s development projects are characterized by sensitivity to their varied urban contexts, their concentration on walkability and accessibility to public transit, their variety of affordable housing options, and their striking design. He undertakes each project with a commitment to his core belief that the highest goal of every project is to make the world a better place.

His mission to reshape and reimagine communities is supported by his generous sponsorship of the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship. The Fellowship offers early-career architects the opportunity for firsthand training and experience in sustainable community design work. Jonathan’s contribution of countless hours and millions of dollars to this program has enabled nearly 50 recipients to embark on a career dedicated to forging positive change in our nation’s communities.

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Johnathan F. P. Rose, Hon. AIA

  • Location: New York City

Jury Comments

Jonathan’s ability to push architecture in new directions and integrate solutions across all scales—buildings, neighborhoods, and cities—is extraordinary and inspiring. He has consistently turned to design and architecture to address some of the most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues of our time, both in theory and practice.

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  • Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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