The Dome – An Interfaith Practice Space
With its stunning interior and remarkable acoustics, the Lindisfarne Dome serves as the main practice and retreat space for summer group programs. Originally conceived as an interfaith sanctuary, the 2,800 square foot Dome is a uniquely powerful space for group retreat activities.
The Dome was conceived by William Irwin Thompson and remains open to the public. The stunning vaulting of the Dome was designed by Keith Critchlow and engineered by Tony Hunt. It was constructed by bending in place and laminating 2x4s into 12” thick beams to span 2800 square feet – then another web of smaller beams were shaped and laminated behind the main beams. Finally, thin lengths of wood were laminated together and formed around the outside of the smaller beams to make the skin of the dome. The center skylight is about 24 feet high.
Usable square footage: 2,180
Diameter (without stone rim): 52 feet