The Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building (GVMSB) expands Hatfield’s footprint by 72,000 square feet, providing much-needed space for research, meetings, classes and conferences. The addition of the GVMSB allows Hatfield to build capacity, a diversity of labs and expand student programs anchored on the Oregon coast. This new space contains:
The design of the GVMSB is an engineering model for coastal communities, providing an evacuation spot for up to 920 people in the event of a tsunami.
The MSB adds much-needed lab space to the Hatfield campus. This setting will offer additional opportunities for scientific collaboration and student engagement.