Building Community Tool
The four strategies of community formation include, cultivating respectful relationships, sense of common purposes, opportunities for cooperation, and opportunities for influence and autonomy. This tool is designed to identify different levels of interventions for each of these categories to fit different timelines and budgets, including major intervention: new and significantly renovated space; minor intervention: refresh with a focus on finishes and FF&E; and re-utilization: operational/function change in existing space.
Hover over strategies for further definition and click for interventions
Improve the ease of navigation and wayfinding in the built environment
Cultivating Respectful Relationships
Sense of Common
Celebration of alumni or students' achievements, legacy, and build up role models for the cohort
Hazards - Create
Feelings of Exclusion
Influence & Autonomy
What The Community is Saying
Jennifer Andaluz, Former director of Downtown College Prep
"Learning spaces cannot and will not be pristine, we need colors and images to inspire the students. And we don’t want dark and cold spaces. Furniture in classrooms needs to be light, flexible, movable, and easy to modify. It will allow teachers to control and manage their space."