The objective of this five-week project was to study the urban green corridor of Shoal Creek, focusing on ecological principles as they affect space. I identified water, topography, riparian vegetation, and circulation as the four major systems at play and through site inventory, physically located them within my one-third mile section of study, then braided new circulation routes among them. Given the topographically constricted conditions, my site becomes more of a thoroughfare than a series of places to stay, which instead reveal themselves at points that are allowed to widen by the demolition of houses and reworking of the street grid to the west. I wanted the creek ecosystem to provide human and vegetative/wildlife habitats while separating and protecting each. The shape of the road takes on the form of the concept gesture, while the eastern edge remains rigid to expose the contrast between the urban and ecological, two systems whose symbiosis is of particular interest and value in my work. The designed pathways follow the geometry of the floodplain to maintain access and provide a variety of relationships with the creek as one progresses. The plan creates three parks: two are connected, opening up visual relationships across the creek and linking the neighborhoods of Old West Austin and West Campus; further north is a secluded area that encompasses an existing pavilion. Throughout the entire site, space is shaped by treating the edges, using the natural topography and adding trees to complement and create height where there was none.