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ASM International - Geodesic Dome

9639 Kinsman Rd
Materials Park, Ohio 44073

120Largest Group
4Meeting Rooms
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  • ASM International - Geodesic DomeASM International - Geodesic Dome

  • Westview Room - Conference Westview Room - Conference

  • Westview Room - PresentationWestview Room - Presentation

  • Westview Room - Presentation ScreenWestview Room - Presentation Screen

  • Westview Room - ViewWestview Room - View

  • Cafe Commons AreaCafe Commons Area

  • Cafe Commons AreaCafe Commons Area

  • Cafe Commons AreaCafe Commons Area

  • Cafe CommonsCafe Commons

  • Cafe CommonsCafe Commons

  • KitchenKitchen

  • Adaptable SpaceAdaptable Space

  • Adaptable SpaceAdaptable Space

  • Lobby EntranceLobby Entrance

  • Architectural StairsArchitectural Stairs

  • Dinner Under The DomeDinner Under The Dome

  • Dinner Under The DomeDinner Under The Dome

  • Fully Catered EventsFully Catered Events

  • Fully Catered EventsFully Catered Events

  • Fully Catered EventsFully Catered Events

  • Fully Catered EventsFully Catered Events

  • Fully Catered EventsFully Catered Events

  • Dinner Under The DomeDinner Under The Dome

  • Entertainment AvailableEntertainment Available

  • Entertainment AvailableEntertainment Available

  • Great Photo OpportunitiesGreat Photo Opportunities

  • The DomeThe Dome

  • The Eisenman GardenThe Eisenman Garden

  • The Eisenman GardenThe Eisenman Garden

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With its striking geodesic dome and sleek semicircular office building, ASM’s World Headquarters represents the imaginative force that has kept our society running for over 100 years.

ASM International is the preeminent association for engaging and connecting materials scientists, engineers, technicians, and their organizations to the resources necessary to solve problems, improve outcomes, and advance society. 

There are multiple room options available to host your meeting and ASM's event staff is happy to coordinate your catering and hotel reservations. Seating arrangements are flexible to meet your needs and outdoor space is available utilizing tents, tables and chairs. Please contact us to begin planning your event today!

Materials Park reflects the vision of four men: William (Bill) Hunt Eisenman, who served as ASM National Secretary for 40 years; Cleveland architect John Terence Kelly; Architect and Engineer Thomas C. Howard; and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller. The building becomes one with the surrounding countryside, while the dome creates a junction point between earth and sky. The most spectacular feature of Kelly’s design is the geodesic truss dome engineered and designed by Thomas C. Howard of Synergetics, Inc. It is the largest dome of its kind, and was one the favorites of the geodesic dome’s inventor, R. Buckminster Fuller. In describing his concept for Materials Park in 1960, John Terence Kelly said that ASM had presented “the kind of challenge for which an architect will wait a lifetime.” With mineral samples highlighted in a central garden, ASM found a symbolic expression for the raw minerals and ores found in nature while the dome illustrated what humanity and technology could achieve with those materials.

The latest renovation of Materials Park was completed in 2011. The building was updated to accommodate faster technology and more efficient heating and cooling systems, along with better insulation and general repairs. Since the dedication of Materials Park, thousands of visitors have come away impressed by the site’s beauty and tranquility. 

Additional Facts About The Dome:
• Materials Park is situated on 44 acres of rolling land in Geauga County, Ohio
• The original cost for building and landscaping: $2.4 million
• Architect John Terence Kelly and Contractor Gilmore-Olson Co. were both Cleveland, Ohio companies
• ASM International World Headquarters in Materials Park was completed in 1959
• Our building is made of reinforced concrete – over 12,000 truckloads
• The open-work dome is made of 13 miles of tubular extruded aluminum and weighs 80 tons
• The dome stands 103 feet high, 274 feet in diameter and contains more than 65,000 parts
• The stainless steel “sun shield” on the outer perimeter of the building is 13 feet high and 390 feet long, extending across the west face of Level Two
• The building has a garden and two upper levels in addition to 50,000 square feet of office space.
• Every door on all levels is stainless steel
• The main stairway is made of stainless steel hung dramatically by the use of steel rods running the height of all three levels
• The elevator has stainless steel doors and is framed with stainless steel sheeting
• The Eisenman Garden displays roughly 66 labeled specimens of raw mineral ores and 73 varieties of perennials, shrubs and flowering trees
• ASM has a direct descendent of the Newton Apple Tree under which Sir Isaac Newton was sitting when he discovered the laws of gravitational forces
• Materials Park was named to the National Registry of Historic Places in 2009
• ASM has had millions of visitors
• Materials Park was designated an ASM Landmark in July 2011
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Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Novelty, Newbury, Russell, South Russell, Chagrin Falls, Hunting Valley, Chesterland, Gates Mills, Pepper Pike, Beachwood, Moreland Hills, Bainbridge, Solon, Orange, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield, Shaker Heights, Cleveland, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Euclid, Ohio City, Tremont, Independence.
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
CLE - Cleveland Hopkins International Airport / 45
Public Transportation Options:
Taxi
Lyft
Uber
Parking Onsite:
Yes
Parking:
Free
Parking Rate:
$0
Availability:
Monday-Friday 8:00 am-6:00 pm. Other times negotiable.
ADA Accessible:
Yes
Largest Group:
120
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
4
Largest Classroom Style:
50
Rooftop Space Available:
No
Technology:
AV projectors, drop-down screen, large touch screen monitors, teleconference capability, WiFi.
Onsite Wireless Internet:
Free
Wi-Fi In Meeting Space:
Yes
Onsite A/V Staff:
Yes
Food & Beverage:
Catered by request.
Must Use In-house Catering:
No
Cultural Catering Available:
Yes
Alcohol Permitted:
Yes
Can Bring Own Alcohol:
No
Cannabis Industry Friendly:
No
Cannabis consumption permitted (outside):
No
Complete Meeting Package:
Yes
Offers Non-profit Rates:
Yes
Ropes Course / Team Building:
Yes
Phone:
440-338-5151
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Ideally Suited For:
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