The application window may be closed for this Challenge cycle, but the work is just getting going at BFI where members of the review team and selection committee are hard at work evaluating hundreds of whole-systems solutions for inclusion in the Catalyst Program and for the $100,000 Fuller Challenge prize.

Kate Orff to head Columbia University's Urban Design Program

A recent FastCo article featured Kate Orff, founder of SCAPE and winner of the 2014 Challenge for Living Breakwaters, as she takes over as director of Columbia University's Urban Design program.


In this year’s Fuller Challenge cycle, entries were submitted from project teams doing work in 136 countries, listed below.

Dispatches From the Field: "Water man of India" Rajendra Singh wins prestigious prize

Rajendra Singh, a 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Semi-finalist with the project TBS River Regeneration, recently received the preeminent Stockholm Water Prize. The award presented to Rajendra is often considered the Nobel Prize for water, for methods that are that actually based on an ancient Indian technique.

WAVE's White Paper on Water-based health care

WAVE (Water Based Aid, Value, Engagement) has shared an executive summary of their forthcoming white paper, "Water-Based Health Care: Have We Missed the Boat?" Find out more about water based communities within this paper by 2014 Fuller Challenge Finalist Lake Tanganyika Flo

Dispatches From the Field: 2014 Fuller Challenge Semifinalists Launch New Design Effort

In 2014, a team from The Biomimicry Institute was announced as a Semifinalist in the Buckminster Fuller Challenge for their initiative AskNature, an immense, web-based interactive database, learning tool, and living Biomimicry encyclopedia, which seeks to catal

Fuller Challenge Cycle Dates Announced

Submit your strategies and solutions by March 31, 2015