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:
PLUS a Vertical Evacuation Center for the community! 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.