Dig deeper into the places that surround you.
Investigate a collection of stories about architecture, infrastructure, urban history, planning, and landscape.
One Nation, Under Construction features stories that illuminate an idea, a place, a method of construction. Explore the collection by topic, story, or keyword.
Scholars, experts, and contributors from all walks of life are helping to build One Nation, Under Construction. With Chicago as its touchstone, this project explores places around the U.S. and the world. Please contact us to join the individuals and organizations collaborating on this site.
This web-based experience is a project of the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
One Nation, Under Construction project staff:
- Gregory K. Dreicer. Historian and curator Gregory K. Dreicer oversees concept and themes, scholarly standards, and editorial content.
- Edward Lifson. Journalist and critic Edward Lifson is the producer and host. He conceives stories, conducts interviews, and oversees production and editorial content.
- Kate Keleman. Curator Kate Keleman develops and researches themes and stories, helps choose guests, and contributes to site content and design.
- Jill Farley. Web specialist Jill Farley is the liaison with software consultants and manages infrastructure-related tasks.
- Brian Crockett. Humanities outreach ambassador Brian Crockett helps engage scholars and forge partnerships.
- Alyssa Kilroy and Katherine Stalker. Alyssa Kilroy and Katherine Stalkerhelp develop and upload content and manage project schedule and budget.
- Volunteers. A great (and growing) group of Chicago Architecture Foundation volunteers generously provides us with content and technology help.
- Plural. Web design firm Plural designed our site!
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The Chicago Architecture Foundation enables people to harness design to meet challenges in their communities and lives. CAF focuses on public exploration of city and community building, architectural and infrastructural innovation, and the creation of livable environments.
One Nation, Under Construction has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Because democracy demands wisdom.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed on this website do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.