The Monolithic Dome Institute is the authoritative source for information, training, and news regarding the Monolithic Dome.  … read more

A prolate ellipsoid or prolate spheroid is a special general ellipsoid where it is elliptically shaped in the major or long axis and circularly shaped in the minor or short axis. Simply put, it looks like a watermelon or a rugby ball. … read more

A beautiful arched entrance to a Monolithic Dome Home

Monolithic offers Residential Feasibility Studies–a practical, helpful tool for those preparing to build their dream home. The study includes preliminary floor plans and a professional, detailed, evaluation of your project. It includes a comparison of the Monolithic Dome process to other building systems. It defines the design and intent of your project. It establishes a detailed, estimated budget, based on the best available information. … read more

Monolithic Dome resource section including calculators, white papers, documents, and reference materials. … read more

RKETEK (pronounced architect) is an architecture firm in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. … read more

Robin Intemann is a freelance writer living in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she enjoys hiking, reading and spoiling her dog. … read more

This free evaluation is intended to give a general idea of the scope and cost for a potential Monolithic Dome safe room project. It will be based on the extensive files and experience of our staff and associated professionals. Of course, it is just a ballpark estimate to help start the process. This is a free service and you are under no obligation. … read more

Congressman Kevin Brady speaks about FEMA grant

Several Monolithic Dome safe rooms recently made it into the news. A nearly completed safe room in Mississippi was used for the first time as a large storm approached the community. Tuscaloosa, Alabama, opened its new community center and tornado shelter dome. A first responder safe room grant awarded to Covenant Christian School in Texas. And a Tennessee high school applies for FEMA grant for a combined gymnasium and safe room. … read more

This free evaluation is intended to give a general idea of the scope and cost for a potential Monolithic Dome school project. It will be based on the extensive files and experience of our staff and associated professionals. Of course, it is just a ballpark estimate to help start the process. This is a free service and you are under no obligation. … 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

Shalom dome aerial view

The Shalom Dome home is a Monolithic Dome home located in Platte City, Missouri. The Small family has enjoyed the many benefits of living in a Monolithic Dome home.  … read more

Shalom dome family room
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After family lives in tornado-prone area of the United States, the move to a dome home has proven beneficial to their energy consumption and to their peace of mind. Feeling comfortable in their new space, family, friends, and strangers find their interest sparked by the new home. … read more

Shalom dome exterior
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After 20 years of dreaming, the Small family is finally seeing their desire for a dome home realized. The process of construction is underway, to their great excitement. They recount their journey in choosing to build a Monolithic Dome home. … read more

South’s, Inc., is the polyurethane foam insulation business established by David, Barry, and Randy South in 1971. Its headquarters were in Shelley, Idaho. The business became the large applicator of polyurethane foam west of the Mississippi. … read more

Rendering of Italy High School gymnasium
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The Italy High School Multipurpose Center is a 148-foot diameter gymnasium in Italy, Texas. The finished gym will accommodate 1500 and is expected to be finished on December 1, 2001. The facility will be used for basketball, physical education, volleyball, theatrical performances, and more. Beyond the gymnasium floor, the building includes locker rooms, restrooms, storage, a concession stand, and a ticket booth. The dome will also serve as an emergency shelter during severe weather. … read more

Italy High School Gymnasium

The Italy High School Multipurpose Center is the official name of the gymnasium in Italy, Texas. The nickname is the Gladiator Coliseum in honor of the original Coliseum in Rome, Italy, and because the school’s mascot is a Gladiator. Of course, most students just call it, “The Dome.” … read more

Jackson Farmers Fertilizer Blend Plant

The Jackson Farmers Blend Plant is a 3,000 ton (2,700 t) retail fertilizer blend plant near Holton, Kansas. The 100-foot (30.5 m) diameter by 35-foot (10.7 m) tall oblate ellipsoid dome is embedded into the hillside. Delivery trucks drive up the hill, around the dome, to a simple, angled conveyor which carries the delivered product to the apex of the dome. The product drops vertically onto a polar conveyor inside the dome where it is carried to one of seven large storage bins. … read more

Javier Figueroa is a job superintendent for Monolithic, expert dome builder, and “wrinkle whisperer” on complex Airform membranes. … read more

Elementary school rendering

The Johnson Creek Elementary school is a three Monolithic Dome school addition to the Johnson Creek Middle and High School campus in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. The new facility is under construction and will serve students from early childhood (EC or Pre-K) to the fourth grade. The new domes are identical to the five domes of the main campus and will create a unified pre-k to grade 12 (K12) campus when complete. … read more