reshaping rochester


All Evening Lectures held at
Gleason Works Auditorium

(1000 University Ave)

Luncheon will be held at the Strathallan
(550 East Ave.)


$15-Evening Lectures
$10-Senior Rate 65+
Free with valid student I.D.

$50- Luncheon Event
$500- Luncheon Table of 8

Tickets of 4 available for $50 to choice of evening lectures!

For more information send an e-mail here or call 585.271.0520


This lecture will be accepted by NYS for LA license renewal

A special thank you to this year's Reshaping Rochester Sponsors!


Hanlon Architects

Mark IV





Canandaigua National Bank & Trust

Pardi Parntership Architects

Monroe County

TY Lin

Matthew & Fields

Architectura PC

Buckingham Properties

Glasow Simmons

Barkstrom and LaCroix

HBT Architects


Alfred State

Costanza Enterprises


MM Development Advisors

Mossien ASsociates Architects

Rohrbach Brewing


East Avenue Inn and Suites

CITY Newspaper

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters

Hedonist Chocolates

City Blue Imaging

Gleason Works

WAYO fm Rochester


Listen Online

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Click here to download our 2016 Annual Report!

presented by:Home Leasing

In 2017, the twelfth year of the Reshaping Rochester series, we explore the benefits of a strong sense of belonging in the community in which we live and the role that place making plays in creating and strengthening that bond.

Click here to download the Press Release.


Designing Detroit: rebuilding by reconnecting

February 9, 2017, 7pm
Gleason Works Auditorium (1000 University Ave.)

Annual Larry Stid Lecture

AIA Rochester - CES Sponsor

1.5 LU/HSW Credit Available

Maurice Cox

Maurice Cox, AIA
Director of City Planning, Detroit, MI

What can Rochester learn from Detroit’s budding resurgence? Maurice Cox, a respected expert in community design and the former mayor of Charlottesville, VA, will share his vision for rebuilding Detroit which includes innovative land use, building renovation and new construction. Maurice will discuss how he is leveraging healthy neighborhoods to help rebuild the city.

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Growing Food, Jobs and Engagement: the benefits of urban agriculture

March 7, 2017, 7pm
Gleason Works Auditorium (1000 University Ave.)

AIA Rochester - CES Sponsor

1.5 LU/HSW Credit Available

Vigil Rahman

David Vigil with Jannatul Rahman
East New York Farms!, Brooklyn, NY

David and Jannatul will share the secret behind the success of East New York Farms!; a model of successful urban farming and community engagement which has improved access to fresh food, provided youth internships and supported a large network of community gardens in Brooklyn, NY.

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A Healthy Pulse: planning for healthy neighborhoods

April 5, 2017, 7pm
Gleason Works Auditorium (1000 University Ave.)

AIA Rochester - CES Sponsor

1.5 LU/HSW Credit Available

Rebecca Morley
Director, Health Impact Project, The Pew Charitable Trusts, Washington DC

Rebecca’s talk will focus on why decisions about where and how we build housing, streets and stores impact our health. Morley will share how data can drive decision-makers to build healthier and more equitable communities.

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Starting with the River: Chattanooga’s Model for Successful Downtown Redevelopment

May 9, 2017, 11:45am - 1:30pm
The Strathallen (550 East Ave.)
Special Luncheon Event!

AIA Rochester - CES Sponsor

1.5 LU/HSW Credit Available

Kim White

Kim White
President/CEO, River City Company, Chattanooga, TN

Ms. White’s keynote address will focus on how the community’s decision 25 years ago to come together around riverfront revitalization has spread to transform downtown Chattanooga.

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Embedding the Arts where they are needed & revitalizing a neighborhood

January 25 2017, 7pm
Gleason Works Auditorium (1000 University Ave)

AIA Rochester - CES Sponsor

1.5 LU/HSW Credit Available

Knox White




Gina Renzi
Executive Director, The Rotunda & the 40th Street Artist-in-Residence Program, Philadelphia, PA

Gina will share the story of The Rotunda, a former church, converted by the University of Pennsylvania into a performance venue. Ms. Renzi will discuss the positive impact of the 40th Street Artist-in Residence Program that by rehabbing unused houses has stabilized the surrounding neighborhood and provided arts and cultural programming space.