A dome to the sky

Supreme Roofing installs multiple roof systems for Southern Methodist University


Founded in 1911 by the Methodist Episcopal Church, Southern Methodist University (SMU) is a private university in Dallas with a mission to "create, expand and impart knowledge through teaching, research and service, shaping world changers who contribute to their communities and excel in their professions in a global society."

The university's more than 11,000 students come from 90 countries and all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to take advantage of small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The university offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs.

In 2012, the university's leadership undertook a project to expand the school's campus with five new residence halls, a dining hall and a parking garage. Supreme Roofing, Dallas, was selected by the project's general contractor, The Beck Group, Dallas, to install multiple roof systems on the dormitory buildings and dining hall, including a copper dome with a skylight, and associated copper work.

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