The R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Not-For-Profit

An Organization to Restore, Maintain and Promote Fuller's Carbondale Dome Home

The RBF Dome Mission

Our mission is to preserve the original dome home and legacy of R. Buckminster Fuller. To develop and operate a “home museum” within the Carbondale, Illinois Dome Home and chronicle the years during which Buckminster Fuller and his wife Anne lived there. To utilize the Fuller Dome Home Museum as an educational tool to help fulfill Fuller’s vision -

to make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone.

Bill Perk | 1926 - 2022

Bill Perk

Bill Perk

Aka H. F. W. Perk, WW2 Vet, RAND Emeritus, LOCKHEED Emeritus, ITT Emeritus, SIU Emeritus, Member: ISAER, CESJ, BFI, TSI; AAAS, UCS, SPLC, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, and a World Citizen

The Buckminster Fuller Dome Home is very saddened to report the passing of our founding board member, long-time guiding light and devoted friend Mr. Bill Perk. Bill passed away yesterday morning in Carbondale surrounded by loved ones. The Carbondale "Bucky Dome" would not be standing at all if not for the generosity and devotion and compassion of Bill Perk. RIP to our friend.


The R. Buckminster Fuller Dome Not-For-Profit mission statement at the top of this page was written many years ago. It reflects the commitment made by Bill, a long time colleague and friend of Bucky Fuller.

Bill Perk's vision  will continue to be carried forward in earnest, by the members of RBF Dome NFP.

Rest in peace our friend.   

We are ready for tours at Bucky Fuller's Dome Home!

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We are ready for tours at Bucky Fuller's Home Dome!

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The Fuller Dome Home Restoration Project

Honoring his legacy, inspiring our future.

Phase 1 Complete!
Dome Circa 1997

Fuller's Legacy

Buckminster Fuller being interviewed by CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite for a CBS network series "The 21st Century." The interview took place inside Fuller's dome house in Carbondale, October 18, 1966.

A Global Legend

R. Buckminster Fuller was one of the most significant, influential visionaries of the 20th century, and his legacy is vital for today and for future generations.

About Bucky

Dome Home

Buckys Carbondale Dome Home

In April 1960 Buckminster Fuller assembled his geodesic dome home in Carbondale, living in it with his wife Anne until 1971. During that time, Bucky was a professor at Southern Illinois University for 12 years.

Carbondale Dome Home

The Dome in Carbondale was the only Dome in which Bucky and Anne lived during their lifetime and is a National Treasure being saved by RBF Dome NFP.

The Dome Home


Dome restoration Holland Prize

Library of Congress/Thad Heckman

The Preservation Project

The preservation of Buckminster Fuller's Carbondale Dome Home has merited several high honors, including the prestigious "Holland Prize."

See our progress!

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.."

R. Buckminster Fuller

Your financial support is needed to secure our success.

Press Release

Carbondale’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore (1300 East Main Street) welcomes Buckminster Fuller Dome Home authors Cary O’Dell and Thad Heckman on Saturday, August 14, 2021 for an inaugural book signing.

O’Dell and Heckman will be signing and selling copies of their book “Bucky’s Dome: The Resurrection of R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dome Home” starting at 12 noon.

ALL author proceeds from the book will be donated to the RBF Dome NFP for the further restoration and preservation of the Carbondale’s Buckminster Fuller Dome Home located at 407 South Forest Avenue in Carbondale.

Built in one day in 1960, Carbondale’s “Bucky Dome” is the only dome that SIU Professor and architectural visionary Buckminster Fuller ever lived in for over a decade, and it is the only home he ever owned.

Along with the Barnes & Noble book signing, the Dome will also be OPEN FOR TOURS throughout the day on August 14, 2021. After getting your book, drive over to the Dome itself, at 407 S. Forest, for an up-close look.

When visiting the Dome,the CDC's latest recommendations will be followed. It is requested that all visitors wear a protective mask while visiting the Dome Home.


An Organization to Restore, Maintain and Promote Fuller's Carbondale Dome Home