Jon Davey, president of the R. Buckminster Fuller and Ann Hewitt Fuller Dome Home Preservation Board, speaks Tuesday to celebrate the completion of the first phase of renovations at the Richard Buckminster Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale. “We have a great board of people [giving their all] for this project,” he said. The next phase of renovations will refurbish the interior of the dome, and the third and final phase will complete the home as a museum honoring R. Buckminster ‘Bucky’ Fuller.
Nicolas Galindo • Daily Egyptian

Buckminster dome home preservation begins phase 2

After many years of sitting dormant under a tarp, the Buckminster Fuller Dome Home’s exterior has been restored, and owners will continue with the next phase of restoration. Preservation began in April and its second phase commenced Tuesday with a ribbon ... Continue Reading →

Fuller Dome Home to be fully restored

Located at 407 S. Forest Ave., the dome is named after R. Buckminster Fuller, an SIU professor in the School of Art and Design for over 20 years. Fuller built the home in 1960 and designed the dome-shaped home as an answer to the housing crisis of the ... Continue Reading →

Architecture camp celebrates 25 years of service

  An architecture camp for kids is celebrating its 25th year of service to the community. Kid Architecture Camp is a summer camp at the university which allows children to learn about the built world around them. Students from all over the U.S. gather ... Continue Reading →

Youth LEGO camps engage, educate

Educational summer camps at Southern Illinois University are bringing kids together to use building blocks outside of playtime. The engineering and robotics LEGO camps, organized by architecture professor Jon Davey, teach children how to make various ... Continue Reading →

Community brings back Bucky proposal

The university’s architectural community revived a proposal that could make the Bucky Dome the first R. Buckminster Fuller memorial on campus. Fuller taught at SIU for 12 years and wrote more than 30 books and 25 U.S. patents during his tenure. He popularized ... Continue Reading →

Study abroad options to increase with Cuba contract

SIU has ventured into the Caribbean. University officials finalized an agreement with the University of Havana in Cuba Sept. 26 that gives both universities’ students the opportunity to gain credit while studying abroad and faculty the chance to collaborate ... Continue Reading →

SIU architects design new tomorrow for Harrisburg

With the help of SIU architecture teachers and students, Harrisburg is now rebuilding after a tornado hit the town Feb 29. Students gained real world experience by helping design buildings for families affected by the EF4 tornado that passed through Harrisburg, ... Continue Reading →
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