I’m from a small town so this was a big deal seeing my school being built.

I am from a small town on the border of Texas and Oklahoma, it is in the panhandle north of Amarillo TX. The building is a Monolithic Dome that was built for the Texhoma high school. It was designed by Architect Rick Crandall. Even though I was just a little kid when they were built I still remember how they inflated the two domes up to make their shape, they literally put air to them and inflated them. Afterwards the Construction Management team of Alden Porter and Keith Ireland went in and sprayed concrete mixture upwards permanently solidifying their shapes. The school is also used for a storm shelter, claiming to be tornado proof. It was just something so foreign to me to walk into a building like that and I think that is why it had its impact.


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3 Responses

  1. Tyler Fisher says:

    That’s a really neat design. The fact that it is used as a tornado shelter is really cool too.

  2. Sara Smith says:

    I agree that it is neat that the entire school serves as a tornado shelter. Perhaps more schools in this area should consider such a design.

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