I produced this 15″ x 15″ foam-core model as part of a course I am currently attending in digital software applications taught by Keith VanDerSys and Josh Freese at the University of Pennsylvania. The course is primarily concerned with how new digital tools (Grasshopper, Maya, etc.) can be used to visualize and analyze relationships within a landscape context. The pedagogy does not presume that nature, in its infinite complexity, can actually be modeled to any substantial degree, nor does it presume that the tools that designers are now using might supersede those of advanced modeling specialists like engineers. Instead, the course considers how basic known parameters can be modeled with some degree of accuracy, related to each other, and ultimately inform certain design decisions.