Upcoming Events

Reshaping Rochester Awards Luncheon
Tuesday, December 2nd
11:45am-1:30pm at Temple B'rith Kodesh
"Urban Obvervations" by Jennifer Leonard
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RRCDC Design Gallery
"Considering Spaces" 
Now on display!

 Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon-Fri
(Please call 585.271.0520 before coming.)
On display through November 7th.
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NYSCAThe RRCDC is supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

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

Design Fund Fall Cycle: Accepting Applications beginning Monday, October 20th!

The Development/ Design Fund Program's 2014 Fall Cycle will be accepting applications beginning Monday, October 20th. Call to schedule an appointment!

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Check out our latest exhibit: "Considering Spaces"!

On display in the CDCR gallery is our newest exhibit, "Considering Spaces". Come and see this collaborative art exhibition celebrating the spaces we observe, inhabit and create. The show brings together Jonathan Merritt’s "Solace", a photographic journey through a unique collection of interior spaces, and "4 Projects", a series of community visions for projects in the City of Rochester. On display through November 7th.

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Considering Spaces

Tickets Now On Sale for the 2014 Reshaping Rochester Awards, Tuesday, December 2nd!

We were pleased this year to have received a record number of inspiring nominations from the public! Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations. Be sure to get your tickets today!

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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.

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