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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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.

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!

Dymax Redux Exhibition On View Now!

BFI, in collaboration with the Wythe Hotel, the Irwin S.

Community Survey results

Thank you for participating in the first BFI Community Survey! With an overwhelming number of respondents indicating interest in volunteer opportunities, local events and other programmatic avenues for greater involvement, we look forward to this next year of celebrations with your support!

30% off All Store Items

BFI’s 30th year in existence is coming to a close, and we want to celebrate by giving you 30% off on all store sales! This season, bring home Bucky in the form of tote bags, t-shirts, maps, educational toys and much more.

2014 Fuller Challenge Finalists Announced

The Buckminster Fuller Institute is pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Now in its 7th cycle, The Fuller Challenge invites designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, planners and scientists, from all over the world to submit their game-changing solutions to solve humanity’s most pressing problems.