Development/Design Fund Program

Qualified Design Consultants
The Development/Design Fund awards grants to community-based organizations that pay for architectural, landscape and urban design, as well as neighborhood planning services. Grant awardees are limited to hiring firms that have been pre-qualified by the Community Design Center Rochester (CDCR) and must not select a design professional that is not on this list. Typically, with every Development/Design Fund grant the CDCR will provide a “short-list” of recommended design firms to the grant awardee, who is responsible for issuing a Request for Proposal (RFP) to the short-listed firms.

To become pre-qualified, professional design firms must respond to the Development/Design Fund’s Request for Qualifications (RFQ). The RFQ is issued to as many firms as possible throughout the greater Rochester region. The CDCR may accept firm qualifications throughout the year on a case by case basis determined by levels of program funding and number of currently participating firms. We encourage firms of all sizes and specializations to apply for pre-qualification. To inquire about pre-qualifying a firm, contact Aaron M. Lehman at design@rrcdc.org or 585.271.0520.

Click Here to download the Request for Qualifications

CDCR would like to acknowledge and personally thank our current list of pre-qualified design firms and consultants. They are an asset to this program and their work to build upon the framework of Rochester’s neighborhoods will enhance the success of communities and our city for years to come.  Thank you to:

  • Architectura P.C.
  • Barkstrom& LaCroix
  • Bayer Landscape Arcitecture, PLLC
  • Bero Architecture, PLLC
  • Chait Studios
  • Edge Architecture
  • Environmental Design & Research 
  • Gardner PLUS Architects, PLLC
  • GRH
  • HBT Architects
  • Hunt EAS
  • Lew Childs
  • McCord Snyder Landscape Architecture, PLLC
  • Pardi Partnership Architects P.C.
  • Passero Associates
  • Pebble-Stream
  • Stantec
  • SWBR Architects
  • TYLin
  • Young and Wright Architectural
  • Wendel