Beggs, OK Event Center — Beggs built two Monolithic Domes: A 160’ diameter gymnasium/event center built on a 24’ Orion wall; a 112’ diameter dome on a 12’ Orion wall that provides nine additional classrooms, offices and a student commons area.

Beggs, Oklahoma Builds Two Monolithic Domes

After receiving a Monolithic Dome School packet via snail mail, Marsha Norman, Superintendent of Beggs ISD in Beggs, Oklahoma gathered a few school board members and Architect Michael McCoy and headed to Italy, Texas to discuss building options with David South and tour nearby Monolithic Dome gymnasiums and homes.


A historic home in a historic town

Dome front door.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is known as a historic site. But this town is home to another historic site, the first residential Ecoshell concrete dome built in the state.

Utah dome home open house Nov. 5th

Dome home exterior

A Monolithic Dome home in Northern Utah will be holding an open house on Saturday November 5th. This is an exciting moment after years of planning and construction.

Living life off the grid

Solar panels at home

Living off the grid is a dream for some, but for one Canadian couple it’s a reality. Thanks to a Monolithic Dome, they have been living a sustainable life for a decade.

MDI featured in architecture magazine

Bruco the caterpillar, where the Airforms are made. Located next to the freeway, it is a landmark for many driving through Texas.

AIA Dallas featured the Monolithic Dome Institute in the latest issue of Columns magazine. This one page highlight focused on Bruco the caterpillar, Monolithic’s history, and the resilience of domes.

Australian adventure nears completion

Dome home from street

For one Australian couple, building a dome home has truly been an adventure. Complications have abounded. Electricians and plumbers have scoffed. Banks have denied their requests. But they have trudged on, and their dream is almost complete.

Timelapse shows construction of ammonium nitrate storage dome

Dome Airform

A new 29-foot-tall Monolithic Dome has been erected in Whitewright, Texas to provide storage for ammonium nitrate. The dome is located at the EDC Ag Products Company LLC (EDC Ag) facility and will give storage for 1,000 tons of the chemical. The construction of the 58-foot diameter dome was a cooperative effort among the community and EDC Ag.

New cafeteria dome provides shelter in tornado area

Cafeteria dome entrance

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.

Mark your calendars: Monolithic Dome Institute open house Oct. 15th

Aerial view of complex

The public is invited to the complex of the Monolithic Dome Institute on Saturday October 15th for an open house. This annual event is free and open to the public. The Institute is located at 177 Dome Park Place, Italy, Texas 76651, and the event will last from 10 am until 4 pm.

Happy birthday to us: celebrating two milestones this year

Exterior of first Monolithic Dome

This year marks two exciting anniversaries for Monolithic: the 20th anniversary of the Monolithic Dome Institute and the 40th anniversary of the first Monolithic Dome. We take a brief look back on those years and look forward to the future.