This project explores the relationship between architecture and its possible relationship found in two very opposed notion of creation and evolution. This project considers issue of design in general to identify whether design engages with creation or evolution. The project argues that design is not purely a practice of creation or evolution, but rather it engages with the conflict between these terms and that their deficient intersection defines the very movement design enacts. On this basis the project suggests that there is only ever ‘design’ because everything is always already deficient or in need. As such, the practice of ‘design’ and its Crip-time is considered through an architecture of salvaging and recovery directed towards the current Dadley Building (WW Building) on Mount Street at AUT University’s City Campus.