Monolithic Dome Builders Workshops are back this fall. Tour a mountain lodge. Try our new storage dome sizer. Revisit a sports center.
01 JUNE 2021

Dome Builder Workshops Return
The dome builder workshops are back!

It’s back! After a year and a half hiatus, the Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop resumes again in September 2021. Coronavirus restrictions are lifting. Travel is returning. We can finally gather to teach, discuss, and build another Monolithic Dome.

Learn more about Fall 2021 Workshop …
The South’s say goodbye to the South Sawmill Lodge

It’s time to say goodbye to the South Sawmill Lodge. Randy South’s family of South Industries started the 90-foot diameter dome in 2009 on the old family homestead in Island Park, Idaho. Over the next four years, the family squeezed in time to finish the dome which became a lodge and reunion center rented out to dozens of families over the years. The lodge sold this spring.

Tour this amazing mountain lodge …
The easy way to calculate a dry bulk storage dome

How big is a Monolithic Dome that stores 10,000 tons of ammonium nitrate? Or 750,000 bushels of corn? Or 34,000 metric tonnes of gypsum? These are straightforward questions without quick answers — until now.

Storage calculations made easy …
Dry Bulk Storage Sizer

Input the target storage capacity of a product and it estimates the size of the Monolithic Dome.

Try this sizer …
Dry Bulk Storage Calculator

Input the size of the dome and it estimates the total storage capacity for a product.

Then try this calculator …
Throwback: Breckon Sports Center at underground school

Today’s throwback is the story of an innovative school with an equally innovative campus — the largest underground educational campus in the world. When the school needed a new gymnasium they sought a solution as innovative as building underground — the Monolithic Dome.

Amazing gym for an amazing school …
Sports center for underground college

Built among bluffs and wooded hills, Park College overlooks the Missouri River. That, in itself, is not unusual. But buildings constructed largely of limestone mined from below the campus is, and that’s just what Park College has at its home campus.

Designing the gym …
Breckon Sports Center

Breckon Sports Center is the athletic facility at Park University in Parkville, Missouri. Twin 130-feet (39.6 m) diameter domes provide a full competition court and a practice gym. Park University is unique in that a substantial amount of the school is underground.

Project page …
Unforgettable activities at Park University’s sports center

“No one who attended the first graduation at our new Breckon Center will ever forget it,” said Rita Weighill of Park University. The new twin-dome sports facilities is a first-class sports venue added to the extensive underground campus at Parkville, Missouri.

Photo tour of the twin gymnasiums …
Dome Living Book

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.

Learn more …
Is there a dome in your area?

We are always looking for news about domes and curved architecture. Is there a dome in your area? Is one being built nearby? Are you building a dome and want to announce an open house, Airform inflation, or just want to brag about your building? Please, let us know. Just reply to this email and tell us all about it.

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