Upcoming Events

"Sustainable Interventions"
A student gallery exhibition
On display now at the CDC Design Gallery
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Our Mission

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

2014 Reshaping Rochester Awards: A Wonderful Success!

Thank you all for making the 4th Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards a success! It was our great pleasure to host over 200 guests, nominees and award winners on Tuesday, December 2nd at the Temple B'rith Kodesh. Be sure to save the date for next year's Awards event: December 9, 2015 at the Temple B'rith Kodesh.
Click here to check out this year's winners!

RR Awards

New CDCR Gallery Exhibit for Month of December!

The CDCR invited students from Alfred State's SUNY College of Technology Urban Design Studio, and RIT's Golisano Institute for Sustainability Master of Architecture program to come together to present a December student show, "Sustainable Interventions", in the CDCR Gallery. The projects focus on communities' urban design, through disaster mitigation, intervention, feedback from professionals and locals, biomimicry, and revisualization. Click here for more info

Sustainable Interventions

Development Design Fund Applications Being Reviewed!

Thank you to all who submitted applications! Stay tuned for award winner annoucements!