Upcoming Events

12th Annual Reshaping Rochester Series Kick-off Lecture featuring Gina Renzi
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
7-9pm at Gleason Works Auditorium

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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


Reshaping Rochester Award Winners Announced!

                                                           New Board Members


Thank you to all who came out and helped to make this year's Reshaping Rochester Awards Ceremony the most successful event yet!  We hope you were as inspired as we were by all the innovative projects and inspiring ideas designed to help make Rochester a better place for us all.

Click here to see the winners.


Board and Committee Members Announced!

                                                       New Board Members

Paul Tankel, Board President, and Mo Duggan, Executive Director, recently announced the appointment of Dr. Tina Kurland to the Community Design Center Rochester (CDCR) Board of Directors. Miguel Melendez has been appointed to the Development Design Program Committee.

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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