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Tri-Faith Commons: A Case Study in Community Engagement 

Tri-Faith Commons: A Case Study in Community Engagement
Thursday, April 4, 2024


Tri-Faith Commons serves as an international model for interfaith learning, collaboration, and community-building. This unique project brings together a synagogue, church, mosque, and interfaith center on a 38-acre campus in Omaha, Nebraska. Using Countryside Community Church—the most-recent architectural addition to Tri-Faith Commons—as a case study, discover how these diverse communities worked with the design team to find common ground to create a built space that unites populations that have been traditionally perceived to be in conflict in an ongoing conversation.  Through a conversation with Executive Director Wendy Goldberg, explore how the project evolved to create four distinct spaces that coexist within an intentionally planned landscape. Hosted by the Interfaith Design Knowledge Community (IDKC).

Course expires 1/22/2027

This session was recorded live on February 15, 2024.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the value and benefits of community engagement in the design process.
  • Discuss how community spaces can serve as a means of encouraging social interaction between distinct communities.
  • Using Tri-Faith Commons as a case study, describe methods of engaging diverse communities to design built spaces that serve a variety of needs while still honoring and respecting the distinct needs and traditions of each population.
  • Describe the role that landscape design plays as a connective tissue between the different congregations and how landscape can be a thoughtful inclusion in designing community spaces.

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