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On Display: RRCDC Design Gallery
"In the Trenches: Celebrating Local Grassroots Efforts" 
On Display now and runs through June 2014
 Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri
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Our Mission

The Rochester Regional Community Design Center (RRCDC) 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, RRCDC plays a critical role as an advocate for good design in the Greater Rochester Region.

News & Events

Reshaping Rochester Awards Finalists Announced!

We were pleased this year to have received a record number of inspiring nominations from the public! Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations. After reviewing the nominees, 17 finalists were selected. The finalists and winners will be honored at the Awards Luncheon at Temple B’rith Kodesh on Wednesday, December 10th. Tickets go on sale in September. The winners and honorable mentions will be announced at the Awards Luncheon. Congratulations to all!

 ...Click here to see the finalists!

RR Awards

Development/Design Fund Spring 2014 Grants: Winner Announced!

The Community Design Center Rochester is pleased to announce that we have awarded $5,000 in funding to the Plymouth Exchange Neighborhood Association through our Development/Design Fund Program. The Plymouth Exchange Neighborhood Association (PLEX), located in Rochester's southwest quadrant, is seeking conceptual site design and planning assistance for a large vacant lot at the north end of their neighborhood. In an area that is home to a large population of children and the elderly, there is no place for recreation and PLEX has identified this lot as an ideal location for a community park. This location might also serve as a gateway into the neighborhood as well as an access point to the Genesee Riverway Trail. The project has the support of several community partners as seen during a recent neighborhood walkthrough in conjunction with the Community Design Center's Reshaping Rochester lecture series.

We would like to congratulate PLEX on their award, and we look forward to working with them on this fantastic project.

...Click here for more about the Design Fund Program


Reshaping Rochester 9: A Success!

We are so proud to have completed another year of interesting and captivating lectures. Thank you to our all our speakers, sponsors and participants who helped to make this series a success! Please stay tuned for information on next year's 10th Annual Reshaping Rochester Series.

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Reshaping Rochester

Thank you for joining us on our 10th Anniversary!

 The Design Center would like to thank everyone who came to the 10th Anniversary Party at Good Luck Restaurant last night! It couldn't have been a more joyous celebration, and we couldn't have done it without you. Thank you also to Harris Beach and The Academy for their generous sponsorship, and to everyone who donated their time and effort to making the party a great success.

Thank you to all the wonderful sponsors who helped make our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration possible: Harris Beach PLLC, The Academy Building, Personal Designs Florist Inc. and Rohrbach Brewing Company!

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Anniversary Party