Photo by Alan Karchmer
Space Shuttle Enterprise
Photo by Eean McNaughton III
Front with Monorail
Photo by Alan Karchmer

Project Profile:
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 court.

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

Firm Responsibilities:
Site and building design, contract drawings

Cost: $5,250,000

Completed: 1984