Eco Pavilion Sustainable Exhibition

Small Center and New Orleans’ City Park worked together on an Eco Pavilion to showcase environmentally sensitive building strategies and technologies.

Project Dates

January 2008–August 2008

Small Center Engagement

Under the guidance of Architect Coleman Coker, the Small Center team built the pavilion for City Park’s Fall 2008 Home and Garden Show. The Pavilion includes a rainwater-catching roof, indigenous plants, salvaged materials, and rainwater filtration systems. The intention of this approachable and informative exhibition is to make these alternative building methods accessible to the public in the hope that individuals might choose to rebuild their homes and gardens in a more sustainable way.


Partner Organization

City Park New Orleans is as magical and unique as the city of New Orleans. The 1,300-acre outdoor oasis has enchanted New Orleanians since 1854, making it one of the nation’s oldest urban parks. Each year, millions of visitors stroll under the same historic oaks and picturesque moss canopies that served as the backdrop for dances, concerts and even gentlemanly duels or “affaires d’honneur” for generations.


City Park’s Botanical Garden used the Green Pavilion to provide the public with a full scale educational model of how sustainable technologies can be employed. The Eco Pavilion is one project in a larger ongoing partnership between City Park and the Small Center. 


City Park New Orleans


  • David Dieckhoff 
  • Zach Lamb 
  • Tom Holloman

Team Members

Project Leads

  • Coleman Coker (Design Lead)
  • Dan Etheridge (Project Manager) 



  • Emilie Taylor
  • Seth Welty


  • Scott D. Bernhard
  • Dan Etheridge