As part of a bond program, Slaton ISD built a new gymnasium at its Junior High School campus. The 11,500 s.f. structure uses an innovative dome design, providing a very strong and energy efficient building that also serves a secondary function as a tornado-resistant storm shelter for the school and the surrounding community.
Inside the building, the dome shape gives the space a monumental feel, with a high black-painted ceiling and "floating" ceiling panels adding to the effect. The gymnasium includes boys and girls home and visitor locker rooms and restrooms, a concessions sales window, retractable basketball goals, and a true hardwood flooring system for the competition-sized basketball court.