Wednesday, December 10, 2014
at the Temple B'rith Kodesh
with "Urban Observations" keynote presented by special guest Jennifer Leonard, President and CEO of the Rochester Area Community Foundation
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!
Thank you to all who submitted nominations for the 2014 Reshaping Rochester Awards! We are blown away by the turnout and expect this year's event to be a wonderful success!
We are now in the proceses of reviewing the entries. The finalists will be contacted on July 18th. Finalists who wish to be considered for the awards will submit additional materials as required. The winners and honorable mentions will be announced at the Awards Luncheon at Temple B’rith Kodesh on Wednesday, December 10th.
Reshaping Rochester Award Categories and Past Winners
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.
2013 Winner: Memorial Art Gallery Centennial Sculpture Park
Honorable Mention:Rochester Schools Modernization Program
2012 Winner: I-490 Western Gateway Project
Honorable Mention: Urban League of Rochester Economic Development Corporation for The Mills at High Falls
2011 Winner: University of Rochester for the Eastman East Wing Addition and Kodak Hall
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.
2013 Winner: Richard DeSarra, Bicycle Activist
Honorable Mention: Joseph Avenue Business Association
2012 Winner: Marketview Heights Collective Action Team
Honorable Mention: Tom Ferraro, Executive Director of Foodlink
2011 Winner: Jim Fraser and Jo Dickinson for Community Revitalization efforts in the Clifford/Conkey Neighborhood
This award, given by RRCDC's Board of Directors, recognizes an individual or organization that has advanced the level of community design, planning, policy and financial competency, achieving visible success over a period of time; following best practices; communicating a vision to the community; maintaining sound financial management; and demonstrating steps to sustain continued success.
203 Winner: South Wedge Planning Committee
Honorable Mention: The Perry Project, Perry, NY
2012 Winner: City of Rochester Public Market
Honorable Mention: The Cultural Center Commission
2011 Winner: Village of Pittsford for Leadership in Planning