The Dome at Woods Hole, Inc. is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation (Federal 501c3 status is pending.) The organization is led by a board of directors made up of residents of Woods Hole, Falmouth, and the Northeast. We also receive support and guidance from a community advisory board that provides input from the broader Falmouth community and our allied organizations.
Catherine Cramer vice chair
Catherine Cramer is Manager of Industry Engagement at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute. She is a lifelong summer resident of Woods Hole, has served on numerous local Boards and is a founding Board member of the Woods Hole Bell Tower Trust, a 501(c)3 devoted to the preservation of another Woods Hole historical structure.
For 30 years Judy Day was an Interior Designer in the Boston area and on Cape Cod, and for 20 of those years as a Landscape Designer as well. In 1995 she helped to create the Cape Cod Theatre Project with the mission of collaborating with playwrights, actors, directors and the public in developing new American plays. Over the years became the head of marketing and public relations until 2009. In 2005, after attaining an Adams Grant from Mass Cultural Council, Judy began ArtsFalmouth (initially known as CONNECT) to promote awareness and increase the public’s exposure of the arts in the Falmouth area, to improve the community using arts as a vehicle and to foster a Cultural Economy that will strengthen all the arts and the business community. ArtsFalmouth serves as the fiscal agent for the Dome at Woods Hole, Inc.
David Fixler is an architect specializing in heritage conservation and adaptive re-use, with particular focus on modern properties. His projects include Alvar Aalto’s Baker House (with Perry Dean Rogers and Partners, Architects) and Eero Saarinen’s Kresge Auditorium and Chapel – all at MIT, Louis Kahn’s Richards Laboratories at the University of Pennsylvania and the United Nations Headquarters in New York (all with EYP Architecture and Engineering). David has taught and lectured around the world, his work has been published internationally, and he has helped organize and lead numerous conferences on a wide-range of topics.
His writings have been featured in many trade and scholarly journals including the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians (JSAH),The Journal of Architectural Conservation (JAC),Change Over Time, Cultural Resources Management, Ptah, Architecture Bostonand the APT Bulletin, and his book Aalto and America, co-edited with Stanford Anderson and Gail Fenske, was published by Yale University Press in 2012.
A Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and Peer Review Architect for the United States General Services Administration, he plays a leadership role in a variety of global conservation organizations, including APT, where he is co-founder and former Chair of the Technical Committee on Modern Heritage, the Society of Architectural Historians, and Docomomo, where he has served internationally on the ISC for Registers, and as co-founder and current president of Docomomo-US/New England.
Jon Goldman is an interdisciplinary artist whose work links science, spectacle, community and archive as an integral part of his practice. Jon works with digital filmmaking, documentary, animation and large-scale installations. He is presently immersed in a multi-year ambitious project to digitally paint 781 portraits from the village of Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Jon is currently developing programming for the Dome in Woods Hole that will explore the work of a wide variety of artists in such disciplines as interactive Dance, Sculpture, Bio Art, Environmental Art, Technological Art, Puppetry and Radio Theatre. Jon received his Masters of Science in Visual Studies from MIT’s Center for Advanced Visual Studies, where his concentration was in making large-scale environmental sculpture that performed. His work is in the permanent collection of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and other private collections throughout the U.S.
Nicole Goldman Treasurer
Nicole Goldman has embodied many iterations of a creative professional beginning in her hometown of New York City at Parsons School of Design and the Museum of Modern Art; in Boston for many years marketing for the arts, at the Art Institute of Boston and Boston Center for the Arts, and running a design firm with her husband Jon Goldman (GoldmanArts Inc.); and on the Cape establishing a sustainable interior design showroom and practice (‘g’ Green Design Center, LLC). She received her BA at the University of California, Berkeley in Art and Art History, and her MBA from the Stern School of Management at New York University. Nicole has served on the boards of many professional associations and non-profit organizations, as well as serving as Vice Chair of the Falmouth Historical Commission since 2012.
Jessica Lipnack is author of six books on networks and virtual organizations (Doubleday, Viking Penguin, Wiley) and has consulted to corporations, governments, and NGOs around the world. She serves as co-chair of the board of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and is working on “Woman in the 21st Century,” a novel-trilogy about the return of Fuller's great-aunt, the 19th-century phenom Margaret Fuller.
Deacon Marvel clerk
Deacon Marvel is an architect in Boston, Massachusetts. Deacon has had lifelong experience with the ideas and architecture of Buckminster Fuller, including the design and construction of domes in Massachusetts, Maine, and France. Deacon's architectural experience has involved the planning, design and renovation of numerous project types including museums, workplace facilities, historic renovations, transportation, hospitality, multi-family and single-family residences throughout New England.
Bob Mohr Chair
Bob Mohr is an urban designer and architect. His broad interests stem from a belief in the potential of architecture and urban design to reveal, to engage, and to speak to profound questions of social, political, and environmental urgency. An American citizen born in Libya and raised in both Pakistan and Iowa, Bob has worked across the United States, Europe and North Africa. Bob holds degrees in both Architecture and City Planning from Iowa State University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is currently a lecturer at MIT and has taught at The Rhode Island School of Design and Roger Williams University.
Allegra Fuller Snyder HONORARY BOARD MEMBER
Allegra Fuller Snyder is Professor Emerita of Dance and former Director of the pioneering Graduate Program in Dance Ethnology at UCLA. She has also served as Chair of the Faculty, School of the Arts and chaired the Department of Dance as well as directed the World Arts and Cultures, inter-college, interdisciplinary program intermittently from 1974 until her retirement in 1991. She was Visiting Professor of Performance Studies at New York University 1982-83, and Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, Guildford, England 1983-84. She has also taught at CalArts and at Naropa Institute.
She has a comprehensive perspective of dance as she has been not only a performer and choreographer, but she has been involved with dance from the anthropological, historical, and therapeutic points of view. All of these concerns she feels can be explored and communicated through the use of film and video. Recent (2006) prestigious Marion Chace Foundation lecturer for the American Dance Therapy Association; and recipient of an award for Outstanding Leadership in Dance Research from the Congress on Dance Research, Dance Resource Center of Los Angeles (2006) Gary Bates Service to The Field Award (2006), as well as the 1992 Honoree of the Year, American Dance Guild,
She was also founding Co-Director Of the Buckminster Fuller Institute and has served in various capacities since its founding. She is at present Honorary (but very active) member of the Board. Buckminster Fuller was her father.
NANCY NORMAN LASSALLE HONORARY BOARD MEMBER
Nancy Norman Lassalle was born in New York and is an author, editor, educator, curator, photographer, fundraiser and philanthropist. Mrs. Lassalle is the President of Ballet Society, an educational and advocacy group dedicated to promoting the art of dance to new generations of dancers and audiences. Nancy speaks warmly of teaching dance students to see beyond what is in the mirror, and to see how art contributes to dance. A project dear to her heart and launched in fall 2014 is a computer app, “Ballet Society: Conversations in Dance.” It is an educational resource developed for aspiring dancers, to deepen and broaden their knowledge of the nature of ballet and its allied arts.
With Eakins Press Foundation, she is publishing new issues of the journal, Dance Index, and has made available a digital online archive of its predecessor, created and edited by Lincoln Kirstein from 1942-49. She remains an active supporter of the dance community: she is an emerita member of the Boards of SAB, NYCB, National Museum of Dance, Saratoga Performing Arts Center. She is currently on the Board of the New York Public Library’s Jerome Robbins Dance Division. She has worked with and written extensively on George Balanchine and Lincoln Kirstein from the time they created the School of American Ballet in 1934 and the New York City Ballet in 1948. Balanchine Teachingis her book of photographs, andwas published by Ballet Society and Eakins Press Foundation in 2016.
Nancy is a life-long summer resident of Woods Hole, MA., where she has always been concerned with awareness of the arts. She launched the annual Lassalle dance series talks at the Woods Hole Public Library, which continue today, working with librarian Margaret McCormick, Gretchen Warren of Woods Hole, Iris Fanger of Saconesset Hills and others in the community. The enthusiasm for this library series has grown immensely and has been of great interest to the Woods Hole community and now links are being developed with David White, director of The Yard at Chilmark.
Nancy remembers distinctly when Buckminster Fuller arrived in Woods Hole, and when the Dome was erected – subtle, mysterious and beautiful. She is a childhood friend of Allegra Fuller Snyder from the 4thgrade in NY’s Dalton School, and she is currently an honorary member of the Board of the Dome at Woods Hole, Inc.