Recommend a Project for the 2015 Fuller Challenge

We are looking for visionary social and environmental solutions from all over the world to win $100,000. Would you like to recommend a project for the 2015 Fuller Challenge? You can do so here!

New Video Captures Spirit of the Fuller Challenge

We are thrilled to announce the premier of a short video connecting Fuller’s legacy to the contemporary Fuller Challenge! Check it out here.

New Fly's Eye dome unveiled in Miami

The Buckminster Fuller Institute’s (BFI) new Fly’s Eye Dome edition was unveiled today at a press conference held at Palm Court in the Design District in Miami, Florida.

Living Breakwaters Wins 2014 Fuller Challenge

BFI is pleased to announce that a comprehensive climate change adaptation and community development project, Living Breakwaters has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Fuller Challenge.

Special Recognition Award goes to Thunder Valley

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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Join BFI to catalyze the collective intelligence required to address the unprecedented challenges before us by partnering with us as we grow our capacity for impact through a financial contribution or by becoming a card-carrying Member of the BFI community.

BFI in the dsgnfix blog

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.

2014 Fuller Challenge Celebration at The Wythe Hotel

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.

New Fly's Eye Dome Commission in Miami!

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.

BFI at Bioneers

BFI Executive Director Elizabeth Thompson hosted a standing room only panel session at Bioneer's 25th Anniversary Summit on October 17th. The talk included Dawn Danby of Autodesk, Erin Meezen from Interface and Jane Harrison of Waterbank Schools. Thank you to everyone who attended!