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

Aerial view of construction

Today’s Throwback Thursday is a bit different as we look to the past and the future in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. In 2016 the Johnson Creek School District opened a five-dome school to serve as the combined middle and high school. The small district of 750 students was dealing with old school buildings plus a hodgepodge of additions and portable classrooms. The maintenance costs were increasing and they needed something new. They tried several times to pass a bond to build a conventional school, but each time the voters rejected it. So they sought for a more innovative, affordable solution and found the Monolithic Dome. … 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

Dome Living Ebook

Dome Living is a comprehensive planning guide. It includes invaluable know-how for anyone planning a Monolithic Dome home — no matter what style, size, or location.

Ordering your very own copy of Dome Living is easy and fast! In just minutes, you can download this practical, informative ebook to your iPad, iPhone, Android Smartphone, Kindle Fire, any computer, or any device capable of displaying a PDF. … read more

Architect Frederick L. Crandall (Rick) specializes in Monolithic dome projects and has completed over 200 dome projects since 1995. He is a voting member of the A.C.I. -A.S.C.E. 334 committee on concrete shell design and construction and has advised other professional firms in radial design principles, cost projections, and feasibility studies in several fields.  … read more

The first Monolithic Dome home sits atop a cliff overlooking the Snake River in Menan, Idaho.

The first Monolithic Dome home was built in 1978 in Menan, Idaho. It was the home of Marjorie South, the mother of the inventors of the Monolithic Dome. Since then, hundreds of Monolithic Dome homes have been built all over the world. Monolithic Dome homes have been built as beach houses, rental units, multi-story homes, mountain cabins, tiny houses, multi-generational housing, and even underground homes. This list will continually be updated, as it is just a small sampling of the many Monolithic Dome homes families enjoy every day.  … 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 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

Beautiful exterior sketch of proposed Monolithic Dome Home.

The single most important step in any construction project is the “word picture.” Most of the time, when someone starts thinking about their dream home, they get out a pencil and start sketching. It’s an understandable impulse, but sketches and floor plans don’t communicate your intentions to a designer very well. The best way to order your priorities and communicate them effectively is through a word picture. A word picture is a detailed description of what you want and need in your new home. It should be well thought out and detailed to the point of describing the dimensions of rooms, the direction they should face, their arrangement in the house, and the overall feeling of the home you are hoping to create.  … read more