Students in the IQC’s first academic course this spring recently took a trip to Pauls Valley via the Heartland Flyer to scope out the site of their first project. Owners Larry and Jenny Wallace, of Pauls Valley, gave a tour of the property to the students, along with Samantha Robb of the Pauls Valley Main Street Program. The work will focus on ideas for reuse of the remnants of the historic Alvis Hotel next to the Pauls Valley Amtrak station. The hotel burned in September 2009, leaving only portions of the shell of the building. An adjacent three-story structure is also on the site. Students will come up with ideas about what can be done to use the space while respecting the history of the building’s ruins.