The Steps of Design

When junior architecture major Summer Anderson packed five pairs of walking shoes for her semester abroad, she never imagined she would need more. Four months, 11 countries, 56 cities and over 700 miles walked later, the Durham, North Carolina native says her footwear collection is nearly exhausted.

While abroad, Anderson – along with her cohort of 16 Clemson architecture students currently studying in Genova, Italy – made a conscious decision to walk rather than use other forms of transportation. Over the course of the semester, the group traveled together a distance equivalent to walking from Clemson to Washington, D.C. Adding in her personal mileage, Anderson has trekked from Clemson to the Florida Keys. Click “Read More” in the image above for story and images.