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This student housing project brings students together by meeting their needs during a developmental stage and allowing them to mix without forcing them. Some students tend to isolate themselves, and it is difficult for them to create relationships as well as connect with others. My solution to encourage interaction is having the most significant meeting points between the buildings but also having some smaller nodes along the hallways. The mixing in this project occurs in three different layers or scales, the smallest being the unit following the interior of the building and the largest being the exterior of the building or site. In all scales, the mixing is always encouraged but never forced to allow students to choose to interact or to stay in privacy.