Strong community engagement is important to student success. At Blattner Hall, the community engagement starts within the dwelling unit where two bedrooms flank each side of shared common space including a living, dining, and kitchen. Reinforcing the idea of social equity, each bedroom is the same size and layout. Desks in the hallway for each student double as a space for personal pursuits and as a place to share ideas with roommates. With the projected bay of the living room reaching out toward the public street, students are reminded of the greater community in the surrounding neighborhood.