Buckminster Fuller (or “Bucky”) was a theorist, architect, engineer, inventor, and futurist. Fuller taught at Black Mountain Collage in North Carolina, where he reinvented his most notable contribution to architecture, the Geodesic Dome. This lattice shell structure has been used as parts of military radar stations, civic buildings, environmental protest camps, and exhibition attractions. Fuller also designed the Dymaxion House, an energy efficient and inexpensive house that was never produced. In 1970, Fuller won the AIA Gold Medal for architecture.