Fifth Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
at the Temple B'rith Kodesh
Reshaping Rochester Awards
Each year, the Community Design Center presents a special luncheon event to honor the winners of the annual Reshaping Rochester Awards. The awards recognize exemplary regional initiatives and projects that positively impact people, neighborhoods, and the community. The Robert Macon Award for Urban Observation and the Betty Strasenburgh Award for Activism Award winners are nominated by the public!
Reshaping Rochester Award Categories
Robert Macon Award for Urban Innovation
This award, established to honor the late architect Robert Macon, is given for a building, development, or planning effort that has contributed in a unique way to the community and earned praise for its unique solution to urban design and the built environment.
Betty Strasenburgh Award for Activism
This award, named in honor of Rochester activist Betty Strasenburgh, celebrates civic spirit, persistence and determination that translate vision into reality. It recognizes an individual who has made a personal effort to go beyond boundaries to achieve a goal. These efforts must have made a visible change in a community, and affected people's thinking about the need to pursue challenging paths toward a productive end.
This award, under the auspices of the Community Design Center’s Board of Directors, recognizes efforts that have advanced the enhancement and promoted the vibrancy of the public realm. Factors that influence the decision for an award recipient include:
Demonstrated high quality level of community design, planning, policy and expertise;
Visible success of an endeavor over an extended period of time;
Communication of a vision.
Our 2015 Reshaping Rochester Awards Preliminary Nomination period closed on June 29th, and we are pleased to announce that we have received a record number of nominations! Thank you all for your engagement and enthusiasm - we look forward to announcing the 2015 finalists later this month.
Click here to see past Reshaping Rochester Award winners!