rodeo drive dome
One Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
16-ft diameter hemisphere
The Rodeo Drive FRP dome was fabricated by pendulum carving a foam segment mold, fabricating multiple FRP segments, and assembling into two-quarter spheres with an internal-facing assembly flange to allow for transportation and simple on-site assembly. The segments were transported to Peter Veres Studio in Mendocino, CA, to apply Venetian glass tile and then to a job site. The dome was assembled on a truck bed, lifted into position, and anchored to the tension ring base.
Design fabrication method, engineer and manufacture prefabricated FRP dome with exterior Venetian glass tile bonded to surface. Accommodate transport to the site with minimal on-site time and labor.
Contractor: Jones Brothers Construction
Artist: Peter Veres
Engineer: Juri Komendant
Client: Doug Stitzel and Partners