About Building Connections

About the Building Connections project

In the next decade, Australia will build hundreds of new schools, yet schools are some of our most under-utilised assets: during and outside school hours, school facilities can accommodate community services and activities, but this is not common. The Building Connections: Schools as Community Hubs project was funded from 2019-2022 by the Australian Research Council Linkage Program and several Partner Organisations (see below), to inform better design and sharing of school infrastructure that improves education and strengthens communities.

Partner organisations

Research team

Our cross-disciplinary research team was drawn from architecture, education and urban planning. Members were based at The University of Melbourne, unless indicated otherwise.

Partner Investigators / representatives