BBVA Compass Bank in Auburn, AL


This award-winning project re-imagines the street dynamics of Auburn’s car-centric downtown by diversifying its building program with tenants, activities and social connections.

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.

This project is located in Downtown Auburn, a college town in Alabama.

This project was awarded 2nd Place in Auburn University CADC Concrete Comp 2017.