Shift is a proposal to conceptualize the architectural idea of the Berlin Wall. Located just east of the Tiergarten in Central Berlin the Shift Path provides a swift connecting path parallel to Ebertstrasse; while providing sitting steps for moments of repose to view the site’s surrounding monuments. Taking into account the paths from the Tiergarten, a transitional space was able to develop in order to move people onto and through the site. The transitional space then creates an edge to the site allowing the reflection and transformative spaces to be contained within. The program was derived from the architectural conception of the Wall itself; an architecture that creates a deliberate separation as well as creating a powerful unification. While separating the ground space, the path ascends and blocks direct access to either side. It then simultaneously unifies the site through this raised path within a covered area. This space is representative of the Wall’s transformation. It represents the wall as a verb; it’s rising, falling, separating, unifying. This “verbal” space lacks seating for moments of repose; it is designed for movement.