Exhibited at the 2017 Chicago Biennial, Make New History, this project addresses architecture’s material history as an expanded field of possible balloon-frame constructions. The part-to-whole aggregation of the architectural proposal mirrors the democratic aspirations of the Lyceum Movement: an assembly of individual elements that fuse into a larger whole while retaining the identity of each part. The model exhibited is a flexible prototype; the number and orientation of the parts can change, while the material expression, the iconic profile, and unique identity will persist over a number of possible variations.