It has been our intention since we started the Fuller Challenge Program to increase the number of awards we are able to confer each year. Last year, in partnership with Interface, we conferred a special recognition prize to the Waterbank Schools project in Laikipia, Kenya.
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BFI Executive Director Elizabeth Thompson was recently interviewed for the dsgnfix blog, talking about this year's Fuller Challenge cycle, this year's winner Living Breakwaters, and exciting new opportunities on the horizon.
BFI held its seventh annual Fuller Challenge Award Ceremony and Celebration last week at The Wythe Hotel. Fuller Challenge Winner Kate Orff accepted the OmniOculi sculpture and $100,000 prize on behalf of Living Breakwaters and the SCAPE / LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PLLC team.
The Buckminster Fuller Institute's new Fly's Eye Dome has been installed in the Design District in Miami. It is a significantly evolved FED structure commissioned specifically for the site by Craig Robins, Miami developer and international contemporary art and design collector.