Hesperia Lake Rumi Dome

The Rumi Dome at Hesperia Lake was built as part of a Museum and Nature Center project planned by the City of Hesperia in the mid-1990s. While the plans ultimately shifted, the Rumi Dome still stands 20 years later. Larger than the Rumi Dome at CalEarth, this dome features two entrances and multiple rows of colored glazed bricks in beautiful symmetrical designs. While CalEarth now focuses exclusively on SuperAdobe building designs and technology, Nader Khalili spent many years studying traditional adobe and earth architecture to fully understand its benefits and capabilities. Khalili would call his structures "tangible poetry" and always shared his fascination with the universal elements of earth, water, air, and fire and how these elements combined could create beautiful and inspirational forms.