Rich Hill High


This FEMA tornado safe room is a tremendous addition to the Rich Hill R-IV district. The plan features a 15,000 sf competition gymnasium. A connector space connects the existing school commons to the new safe room. In addition the connector added creates a secured entrance into the facility.


The competition gymnasium seats over 800 spectators and protect many more in the event of severe weather. The gym is a concrete dome structure and has a diameter of 140’. This is the third concrete dome structure that iDS has designed. The dome  lends itself to FEMA safe rooms for a gymnasium application due to its ability to span long distances and inherent strength.