Reshaping Rochester Awards

Event Information

6th Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards
Thursday, November 17, 2016
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Temple B'Rith Kodesh
2131 Elmwood Ave

Awards Planning Committee

Jean Dalmath
Roslyn Bakst Goldman
Jason Haremza
Amy Hecker
Suzanne Mayer
Bill Price

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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 were nominated by the public!

Reshaping Rochester Award Categories

Robert Macon Award for Urban Innovation
Established to honor the late architect Robert Macon, this award is given for a building, development, or planning effort that has contributed in a unique way to the community and earned praise for its solution to the built environment in urban and village areas.

Betty Strasenburgh Award for Activism
This award, named in honor of Rochester activist Betty Strasenburgh, celebrates civic spirit, persistence and determination that translates visions into reality. It recognizes a personal effort to advance a difficult and worthwhile endeavor. It honors the leadership that encourages others to pursue challenging paths toward a productive end.

Joni Monroe Award (formerly the Directors’ Award)
This award recognizes efforts that have enhanced the public realm and contributed to its vibrancy.
The Design Center’s Board of Directors considers:
- 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

Application Process

Please download an application form and read the application instruction process. Applications can be filled out and mailed, e-mailed or hand delivered to the Community Design Center. You can also fill out and submit the application form online (see below).

Submissions will be accepted from June 13 – July 15, 2016.

Download the application form for the Robert Macon Award for Urban Innovation HERE (Word)

Download the application form for the Betty Strasenburgh Award for Activism HERE (Word)

2016 Reshaping Rochester Awards Nomination Form

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Click here to see past Reshaping Rochester Award winners!