The perfect example of an American College Town, Auburn’s downtown, recently went under several renovation projects. The existing BBVA Bank building was located right at the south-eastern corner of two of the city’s busiest avenues, placing it in a significantly prominent position in the city’s urban front. As part of Auburn University’s fifth-semester Architectural Design Studio, this project aims to bring the European urban fabric to the beloved, car-centric suburbs. Inspired by the dense urban cores and diverse street dynamics of cities like London, Rome, and Paris, this project aims to create a social condenser by enriching the street-level commercial function by including a hybrid commercial tenant: a coffee-shop! All in an effort to give Auburn a more walkable, inviting and lively downtown.