Wells Middle School Cafeteria

Wells Middle School Cafeteria is a multi-purpose Monolithic Dome constructed next to the Wells Middle School in Catoosa, Colorado. It normally serves as the school cafeteria and auditorium. It is also a FEMA rated safe room for shelter during severe weather — including tornadoes. All doors and opening in the cafetorium are rated for severe weather. The building is large enough to contain the entire student body during an emergency. … read more

Cafeteria dome entrance
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A new Monolithic Dome now stands on the school grounds where a tornado came tearing through 23 years ago. Catoosa, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, was the site of a F4 storm in 1993 that killed seven people and injured many more. Thanks to a new Monolithic Dome, people at the school can now feel safe from another such storm.  … read more

Monolithic Constructors, Inc., is the original Monolithic Dome construction company that started in 1980 by David, Barry, and Randy South. … read more

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David, Barry and Randy South switched on the inflator fans to construct the first Monolithic Dome in April 1976. It was for a potato storage in Shelley, Idaho — 105-feet diameter by 35-feet tall, which was pretty ambitious for their first dome. It changed their lives. They patented the process and started changing the world, one dome at a time.

Today, there are Monolithic Domes throughout the United States and the world — from the Arctic to the tropics — used for schools, storages, churches, homes, gymnasiums, safe rooms and much more. There are domes as small as 8-feet to over 340-feet diameter with engineering for even larger structures. … read more

News, blog posts, curated content, and feature stories about the world of Monolithic Domes, thin shell structures, and curved architecture. … read more

A Monolithic Dome home is more than concrete and steel. It’s a feeling. A feeling of warmth on a cold winter’s night. A feeling of serenity during a terrible storm. A feeling of beauty as light fills vaulted rooms. Living in a dome changes your expectations of how a house should perform. … read more

Mile Hi Church Sanctuary

The famous domes of antiquity are structures of worship — the Pantheon in Rome, St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, to name a few. The vaulted, curved shape creates a tranquil, contemplative, respectful atmosphere. Where the domes of history took decades and even a century to complete, we can now build these remarkable structures quickly, affordably, and beautifully as Monolithic Domes. … read more

A Monolithic Dome school is unique. Distinct. Different. It challenges the community to ask, why? Why build something so alien? Why can’t it look like other structures? Why does it have to be round? Why would anyone want that? And why are so many schools choosing to build a Monolithic Dome? What makes this building process so compelling? … read more

A Monolithic Dome sports facility is an instant landmark. It speaks the language of sports design — historically and contemporary. People immediately recognize it as a place for events. In communities with a Monolithic Dome gymnasium, people just say, “The game is at the dome.” … read more

Jackson Farmers Fertilizer Blend Plant

Storages are the most popular use of the Monolithic Dome. In fact, the number of storages are greater than all other uses — combined. There are tiny shops and storage domes to huge — over 300-feet (91.5 m) diameter — structures storing more than 44,000 tons (40,000 t) of bulk material. Many sites have multiple domes in multiple configurations along with automated product reclaimers and material handling systems. There are Monolithic Dome storages on every continent (well, except Antartica) and they are used for so many different products that we can only list a few highlights. … read more

Aerial view of the Mathena Family Event Center

The Mathena Family Event Center is a 35,000 square foot (3,250 m²) Monolithic Dome event center built as part of the Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center in Davis, Oklahoma. The multi-purpose facility can host nearly 2,000 people in a large meeting space that can be subdivided into individual conference rooms. The attached commercial-style kitchen supports banquets and other dining events. … read more