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Kelton School: Monolithic Dome Classrooms Fill Quickly

Image: Kelton ISD  — The Kelton community, including parents, teachers and administrators wanted a structure that provided security, disaster resistance and affordable energy.

Kelton ISD — The Kelton community, including parents, teachers and administrators wanted a structure that provided security, disaster resistance and affordable energy.

Image: Aerial View — Kelton ISD tarted in 1904 with one teacher for all grades, Kelton now has 158 students and a beautiful, 100′ × 34′ Monolithic Dome for Grades 4 through 12.

Aerial View — Kelton ISD tarted in 1904 with one teacher for all grades, Kelton now has 158 students and a beautiful, 100′ × 34′ Monolithic Dome for Grades 4 through 12.

Image: A Good Fit — Architect Bert Moffitt of Grimes & Associates designed the dome to connect and fit well with Kelton’s boxy structures.

A Good Fit — Architect Bert Moffitt of Grimes & Associates designed the dome to connect and fit well with Kelton’s boxy structures.

Image: Lower Level — It includes six, semi-rectangular classrooms and a library. South Industries, Inc. of Menan, Idaho constructed the dome shell in just 80 days.

Lower Level — It includes six, semi-rectangular classrooms and a library. South Industries, Inc. of Menan, Idaho constructed the dome shell in just 80 days.

Image: Upper Level — It includes six, roomy, pie-shaped classrooms. The dome has an all-electric, energy-management heating/cooling system set at 70 F. Teachers can leave their thermostats at 70 F or reset them to 2 degrees below or above 70 F.

Upper Level — It includes six, roomy, pie-shaped classrooms. The dome has an all-electric, energy-management heating/cooling system set at 70 F. Teachers can leave their thermostats at 70 F or reset them to 2 degrees below or above 70 F.