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Lincoln County Farm Center

Today’s Throwback Thursday is the Lincoln County Farm Center on US Route 66 in Chandler, Oklahoma. It’s home to the first Monolithic Dome fertilizer storage project — built more than 40 years ago in 1978. In 2011, the storage dome was covered with stainless steel and in 2015 they built a large, Monolithic Dome ranch store. … read more

Aerial view of three-dome structure

As we migrate content from our old website we feel it’s time to start our own version of Throwback Thursday. This week it’s the Shalom Dome home in Platte City, Missouri. Completed in 2017, the 3,000 square foot house features three bedrooms, three bathrooms, office, home theater, loft, and a beautiful great room with kitchen and dining area. The unique shape of the Monolithic Dome combines orion-style stem-walls with a multi-dome shaped Airform. … read more

The Texas Bucket List

UPDATE: Now watch the full segment online. This week, The Texas Bucket List is featuring the Monolithic Dome Research Park on their weekly, syndicated television program. Entering its fourteenth season of “sharing the joy, wonder, beauty and excitement of Texas,” host Shane McAuliffe interviews Gary Clark and tours the Monolithic Domes in Italy, Texas. It’s fun to be profiled by a Texas program, after all, the 240-foot long caterpillar shaped manufacturing plant — Bruco: The Texas Italian Caterpillar — is an iconic landmark on Interstate 35E. … read more

Website designs

Welcome to the new Monolithic Dome Institute. It is more than a new website; it’s a new company, a new look, and an expanded mission to advance the construction of the Monolithic Dome and curved architecture. … read more

The "V" logo
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Facing west toward the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, The Vanguard School in Colorado Springs provides a dramatic foreground thanks to its royal blue sports field and the dome structure situated nearby. The 20,000-square foot Monolithic Dome houses twelve classrooms and two science labs for the school’s 215 seventh and eighth graders. “It looks cool,” says student Ciera. “A lot of people see it and wonder what that thing is and I get to tell them it’s the junior high building!” … read more

Junior High School dome

The Vanguard School is a public charter K-12 school in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Established in 1995, The Vanguard School has two campuses — one for grades K-3 and the other for grades 4-12. The school added a Monolithic Dome to their 4-12 campus to serve up to 300 junior high school students. … read more

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The Thousand Oaks gymnasium is a single dome built near Barry, Texas, as a gymnasium and multi-purpose facility for the DFW Church of Christ Jesus retreat center. … read more

Aerial view of Monolithic Dome fertilizer blend plant
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The tent is up, chairs placed underneath, tables set up nearby, grills are hot, steaks are ready, and pickups are parking on the grassy field. Time again for the annual Jackson Farmers, Inc. open house where farmers see demonstration crops, listen to sales presentations, eat steak, drink beer, and — this time — inspect their new Monolithic Dome fertilizer blend plant. … read more

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

Spraying polyurethane foam
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Monolithic Dome Builders Workshops are suspended due to COVID-19. A Monolithic Dome Workshop is a combination of hands-on training and classroom instruction. Equal time is given to studying dome construction principles in a classroom setting and to applying those principles by actually building a Monolithic Dome. … read more

Workshop attendees complete two domes

Monolithic Dome Builders Workshops are suspended due to COVID-19. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding the Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop held in Italy and Dawson, Texas. Learn more about the workshop, tuition, qualifications, accommodations, travel, the job site, meals, schedules, and more. … read more

Workshop canceled

The Spring 2020 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop is canceled due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Everyone who signed up will receive a full refund. There are persuasive arguments that we should be proactive in limiting the spread of the virus. We can either voluntarily choose to sacrifice events and travel now, or the virus will likely force painful restrictions in the future. We choose the former for the sake of our workshop attendees and our staff. Hopefully, if we all work together, we can host the Fall 2020 Workshop in September. Thank you to everyone who signed up. We also thank everyone for fighting this pandemic and pray for those suffering from it — may they receive the care they need and recover quickly. … read more

Xanadu exterior
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Xanadu — Samuel Taylor Coleridge coined that name for his imagined paradise in 1797. Some two hundred years later, Ivan and Judy Sheinbaum began creating their Xanadu — a Monolithic Dome tropical island resort on Ambergris Caye in the West Caribbean nation of Belize. … read more

Oceanside dome resort

Xanadu Island Resort is a five Monolithic Dome resort in Belize. Ivan and Judy Sheinbaum started construction on the first dome in July 1998. Each dome is a larger, over-the-center structure. The Sheinbaum’s covered each dome with a thatch roof to give it a local appearance. There are 20, fully equipped condominium apartments for rent. … read more

The Xanadu Resort in Belize was the first Monolithic Dome resort in Central America and the Caribbean when it opened in 1998. Now it can lay claim to another first. The property recently became the first Green Globe Certified Island Resort in the town of Ambergis Caye, according to The San Pedro Sun. … read more