There is no one-stop shop when it comes to building a community. Every learning environment will have different elements they wish to incorporate and differing levels of ability or need to address them. A new ground-up school can plan to incorporate community-building elements into the design, architecture, and site work of their space but existing learning environments may instead consider less time and cost-intensive interventions. The elements we discuss may have multiple solutions at various levels of intervention.

We suggest arranging thorough assessments to fully understand student and faculty requirements. Then refer to the Building Community Tool for major interventions, minor interventions, re-utilization, or combination of any levels.