This project is not about creating a piece of architecture that will serve as an icon to an idea or movement. Rather, this project is about how a series of smaller architectural interventions can reinforce a context that is already established and has roots that can be traced back to the city’s founding. A series of smaller programs linked together, and to the larger urban context will serve as a means of re-energizing this forgotten district, and re-energizing a city that has been in steady decline for the last several decades. The project must draw on several community partners and organizations, and the unique skills, services, and opportunities that can offer each other, and the community as a whole.
Dufresne, Justin M., "Reclaimed Identity/Innov - Roc: the Innovation Hub + Revitalization of High Falls, Rochester, NY" (2014). Architecture Theses. 97.