Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building

Newport, Oregon, USA

The Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center is a dual-purpose facility. At this ocean research institution, innovative design cultivates inspired learning.

The 72,000-square-foot space houses multiple laboratories, collaborative research areas and a 250-seat auditorium, allowing students to explore the impacts of wave energy, fishing and marine habitats. The site also provides essential shelter for the Newport community, as the first tsunami vertical evacuation building in Oregon.

ARCHITECT: YGH Architecture, Portland, Oregon
DEVELOPER: Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Andersen Construction, Portland, Oregon
GLAZING CONTRACTOR: Dallas Glass, Salem, Oregon

Photography: © Josh Partee

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