Gallery Salon Series
"Community Conversation"
Wed. June 5th, 5:30-7pm
at the Community Design Center

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14th Annual Reshaping Rochester Series wraps up

Thank to to everyone who came out and supported our 2019 Reshaping Rochester Series! We hope you are as inspired as we are. Looking forward to seeing you next year!



Join us for our final Conversation on Wednesday, June 5th, 5pm at the Community Design Center.

We discuss the accessibility of the architecture field, with a particular focus on underrepresented youth.We will continue to discuss the accessibility of the architecture field, with a particular focus on underrepresented youth.

Our Gallery Salon Series allows community members to gather together, debrief the most recent Reshaping Rochester topic, and discuss how the concepts can be applied in our community.