01 – Auburn

Week 1 – Auburn, Alabama – Project Prep Week

Well we arrived in Auburn for our first week of preparation for our trip to Italy. There are five MBA students going. Adrienne Binder, Avery Littrell, Meghan Cease, Jesse Sackett, & myself. This week our main goal was to determine of plan of action for Italy. Doing research previous to our departure has been extremely limited since internet is not as widely used in Italy like it is in small town America. Considering the size of our town (Gabbro pop. ~1400) there is almost no information online except for some small details on the local comune (county) website. This has left us with all the more reason to schedule our time & layout the needed research to be required when we get there since so much information is needed, and time will become an issue. We spent the end of the week & will be continuing until our departure gathering data & statistics on market analysis & industy information so we can create a good estimate of supply & demand for our facility. We also looked at the project the architecture students created for us and tried to mix & match what might best serve our function of the center. We conveyned the week looking forward to our next meeting in Gabbro, Italy on 7 Septtembre! Some of the pictures of the projects are below. I also included a map. Gabbro is located near the Amalfi Coast (West Coast Italy) between Livorno & Rosignano Marrittimo.

Gabbro is located near the west coast between Livorno & Rosignano Marrittimo.

Gabbro is located near the west coast between Livorno & Rosignano Marrittimo.

 

Site Redevelopment Plan

Site Redevelopment Plan

 

La Villa Mirabella Model

La Villa Mirabella Model

One architecture students plans; matches Italiante history in which competing noble failies would try and outbuild each other with towers.

One architecture students plans; matches Italianate history in which competing noble families would try and outbuild each other with towers.

 

Last night was the closing ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, what an event. I spent it watching with my friends Tara & AJ – while eating Chinese food to celebrate. Auburn probably had their best Olympics ever with many of my friends recieving medals. I also brought over a map of Europe so Tara and I could mark up places I’d try to visit. Luckily we will be visiting a bunch of Italian cities during the week which will knock out much of Italy, they include; Livorno, Pisa, Firenze, Assisi, Perugia, Orvieto, Siena, Rome, & Venice. I think I’m a bit ambitious with my excursions but we’ll see how it works out. I included a list below. Please give me any suggestions if you know of some unknown must see destination!

Napoli, Cinque Terre, Milano, Torino, Bologna, Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Versailles, Monaco & Athens.

Then must attend destinations where I already have plans; Interloken (going Extreme Canyoning), Zagreb (where I am running my first Marathon), Munich (Oktoberfest), Copenhagen (college roommates lives there), Barcelona (college teammate lives there) & London (Interview).

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