The Dome Education & Gathering Center


The amazing, energy-efficient geodesic dome design was conceived by R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983). He was an inventor, architect, engineer, designer, geometrician, cartographer, and philosopher. His pioneering solutions to the world's problems reflected his commitment to using innovative design to improve human lives.

Throughout his life, Fuller was concerned with the question "Does humanity have a chance to survive lastingly and successfully on planet Earth, and if so, how?" Considering himself an average individual without special monetary means or academic degree, he chose to devote his life to this question, trying to find out what an individual like him could do to improve humanity's condition that large organizations, governments, or private enterprises inherently could not do.

Pursuing this lifelong experiment, Fuller wrote more than thirty books, coining and popularizing terms such as "spaceship earth", ephemeralization, and synergetics. He also worked in the development of numerous inventions, chiefly in the fields of design and architecture, the best known of which is the geodesic dome. Carbon molecules known as fullerenes or buckyballs were named for their resemblance to a geodesic sphere.

Late in his life, after working on his concepts for several decades, Fuller had achieved considerable public visibility. He traveled the world giving lectures, and received numerous honorary doctorates.  Buckminster Fuller Institute



Let architects sing of aesthetics that bring Rich clients in hordes to their knees; Just give me a home, in a great circle dome Where stresses and strains are at ease.
R. Buckminster Fuller


"When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.”

R. Buckminster Fuller



The Classroom

The Loft

With 3800 sq. feet and 3 levels, The Dome provides ample space to host retreats, workshops, and gatherings.

The artfully designed windows and open layout create bright, inviting atmosphere filled with natural light

The open loft space offers endless possibilities for meditation and movement. The wonderful acoustics make the loft space ideal for drum circles, dancing and music making

The lower level features a large classroom for workshops and lectures, an art room for classes and individual creativity and two bedrooms with sleeping space for eight

A large library allows for many hours of leisurely and inspiring reading.

A spacious deck under the shady pines gives abundant space for outdoor gatherings. 

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