12th Annual Reshaping Rochester Awards Ceremony

Wed., November 16, 2022
11:30am- 1:30pm
Harro East Ballroom
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Our Mission


The CDCR promotes the creation of vibrant, equitable, and resilient communities by engaging, educating, and empowering stakeholders in crafting purposeful design.


To be the recognized leader of quality community planning and design, catalyzing improvements in the public realm and championing citizen engagement in the process. (Previously Adopted)

Why we exist:

Life is better in well designed spaces because how well we build impacts how well we live.


We conduct ourselves by displaying values you can see.  The Community Design Center of Rochester is dedicated to demonstrating:

·         Integrity through honesty and strong moral principles

·         Respect for the importance of the public realm.

·         Leadership in ways that empower those we work with

·         Openness through listening and being welcome to different perspectives

·         Inclusivity by welcoming a diverse representation of ideas

·         Independence by presenting our views with fairness and objectivity

·         Design Excellence grounded in sound planning and architectural principles

·         Civic engagement through education, advocacy, and facilitation

·         Opportunity with the spirit of possibility

·         Transparency in a manner that builds trust

·         Collaboration with community partners and stakeholders





                     News & Events



In Loving Memory of Maria P. Furgiuele

It is with heavy hearts that we share the death of our beloved Executive Director, Maria Furgiuele, who passed away on June 19, 2022.

See our tribute here




Registration now open!

Back in person! We are once again honored to celebrate noteworthy organizations and people in our community. Register now for the November 16th luncheon!

Learn more & register here