Upcoming Events

ASLA 2016 Chapter Awards
On display for the month of August
at the CDCR Design Gallery

Reshaping Rochester Awards
Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
at the Temple B-rith Kodesh
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The Community Design Center of Rochester (CDCR) is a non-profit organization of design professionals promoting healthy, sustainable communities by encouraging quality design of the built environment and thoughtful use of built and natural resources. We do this by providing technical assistance and access to educational and training opportunities that increase awareness about the built environment, the impact of design and the importance of good urban planning. By actively engaging through partnerships in city and regional initiatives that include guiding communities in creating vision plans and encouraging community involvement in planning and developing processes, CDCR plays a critical role as an advocate for good design in the Greater Rochester Region.

News & Events

Reshaping Rochester Award Finalists Announced!


We are thrilled to announce the 11 finalists from nominations submitted by the public for the Robert Macon Award for Urban Observation and the Betty Strasenburgh Award for Activism Awards as part of our 6th Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards! Congratulations to all!

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CDC Rochester Appoints Two to Board! Architect and Urban Designer William C. Dean and Affordable Housing Development Expert Monica C. McCullough

New Board Members

Paul Tankel, Board President, and Mo Duggan, Executive Director, announced the appointments of William C. Dean, AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP and Monica C. McCullough, Esq. to the CDC Rochester Board of Directors. 

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Thank you to all who came out to the final lecture in this year's Reshaping Rochester Series featuring Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman and Ted Howard!

Cruz Forman Howard

The 2016 Reshaping Rochester couldn't have ended on a stronger note! We were truly inspired by all three of the speaker's presentations and hope you were, too. Thank you for helping to make this the most successful Reshaping Rochester Series yet! We look forward to seeing you next year!

Design Fund: Spring Application Period is now closed

Thank you for your nominations! Stay tuned for the recipients.

DD Fund