Spring 2010 – Herculaneum
Professor : Scott Schlimgen
While in Rome, our study abroad had the unique opportunity to visit the archeological site of Herculaneum, near Naples. A site made famous due to its demise at the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD, and rivaling other sites such as Pompeii, it represents a very well preserved connection to the Roman Empire in Italy.
We met with the archeologists at the site, as well as city leaders and participated in a design charrette to find ways to improve both local community access as well as tourist connections to the site.
As a team, we constructed a multi-year plan to facilitate the goals of education, environmentalism, and tourism. My role of the team was primarily graphic, being the editor in chief with the final drawings and presentations which would ultimately be published and viewed on site and in local publications. I was also in charge of creating those renderings of our building projects, including a community center as well as a children’s museum.