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The way in which one’s environment is built has a strong influence on the individual and community as a whole. Societies across America are very diverse depending on geographical location, resources, economy, climate, and numerous other aspects that work together to influence who we are and how we work with one another. One source of influence that can easily be overlooked when analyzing the various elements used to build each individual and community is the built environment. This thesis will examine the relationship between the built environment and the influence it has on the health of the community. It will analyze specific elements of design used to increase activity and health awareness within a community. The project will further discover successful building typology used in designing an active community. The resulting design of the research is a community wellness center that provides an outlet for community members to engage in an active lifestyle and in turn, seek to improve the quality of life and community.