The design of the United States Pavilion was a prestigious and
challenging commission. The Building and exhibits focused
on the theme, "Water - The Source of Life". Complex
issues of crowd control and circulation were solved through collaboration
with the exhibit designers and managing exposition architects.
A large, festive flag court with
50 American flags, trees, and seating marked the entrance to
the pavilion. The Space Shuttle Enterprise was part of
the United States presentation and was prominently displayed
along the edge of the Mississippi River adjacent to the flag
The 88,684 square foot building
included two 750 seat, 3-D motion picture theaters, a moving
walk, water features, extensive complex exhibit spaces, offices
for management and a large gift shop. Designed as a temporary
structure, the construction was steel frame with metal and architectural
precast concrete wall panels.
The United States Pavilion within
the limited budget and ahead of schedule.
E. Eean McNaughton Architects
Associate Architect to LWE Architects
Exhibit design: Barry Howard & Associates
Owner: Louisiana World Exposition
Site and building
design, contract drawings