The Holland Prize

Intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic sites, structures, and landscapes throughout the United States, The Holland Prize recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to HABS/HAER/HALS standards and guidelines.

The recipient of this year's first prize is none other than Thad Heckman, Architect, and Vice President of the R. Buckminster Fuller and Anne Hewlett Dome Home Not-For-Profit Organization in Carbondale, Illinois.

Needless to say, we are extremely thrilled for and proud of Mr. Heckman, whose effort has secured publication in Architectural Record, a $1000 cash prize and a Certificate of Recognition.

View a high-resolution image of Mr. Heckman's measured drawing.

The Dome Home

The geodesic dome is Buckminster Fuller's most enduring legacy, and the city of Carbondale is the proud home of the only dome which Bucky lived in and owned.

Our Mission

RBF Dome NFP was formed in 2002 by a small group of local volunteers who believed that the Fuller Dome Home in Carbondale, Illinois was an extremely important historic artifact which should be preserved for the appreciation and education of future generations.

We are dedicated to a complete restoration of the Fuller Dome Home. This will ensure not only an additional educational-tourist resource to Southern Illinois, but a physical space where we can embrace, share, and express our unique cultural and intellectual heritage.

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We work to:

...preserve the original dome home of R. Buckminster Fuller and Anne Hewlett-Fuller located at 407 South Forest Ave. in Carbondale, Illinois...

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Sketch of Dome as it will look after the Phase One Exterior Preservation