Upcoming Events

Gallery Exhibit
Reshaping Rochester Exhibition
Now on display through June 2016
@CDCR Design Gallery
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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

Now accepting nominations for the 2016 Reshaping Rochester Awards!


Know someone who's reshaping Rochester? We're accepting nominations between June 13 and July 15 for the 6th Annual ReShaping Rochester Awards luncheon.

Save the date! Thursday November, 17, 2016 from 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM at the Temple B'rith Kodesh

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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

Reshaping Rochester Exhibit on Display in CDCR Design Gallery

The Community Design Center Rochester presents Balancing the Scales: Equity by Design, a sign board exhibition that asks us to consider the question: "How can we design a more equitable city?" This exhibit highlights ground-breaking solutions from this year's guest speakers in the areas of housing, transportation, health and safety, and the economy that impact the quality of life for everyone. On display through June 2016.

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