Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building / Yost Grube Hall Architecture

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Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building / Yost Grube Hall Architecture

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  • Zoned Area of ​​this architecture project Zoned:
    72000 ft²

  • Year Year of realization of this architectural project

    Year:


    2020


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  • Manufacturers Marks with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Anne Sacks, Construction specialties, Daltile, Kawneer, landscape forms, Nakamoto Forest North America, nora, Patcraft, Multimedia systems, horizon sheet, Armstrong Ceiling and Wall Solutions, Bespoke fireplaces DaVinci, Epic Metal Corp, JFEC USA Inc, Kirei, Milliken & Co., Rhinzink, Saxton and Bradley







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This academic research building on the Hatfield Marine Science Center campus of Oregon State University in Newport is also the first vertical tsunami evacuation building in Oregon. The building serves the Marine Studies Initiative, a new interdisciplinary program involving OSU’s 11 colleges with the goal of providing access to the sea for OSU students, faculty, and staff.

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Ground floor Plan
Ground floor Plan
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The building achieved unprecedented resilience goals with state-of-the-art architectural and engineering techniques to serve as one of the first vertical tsunami evacuation sites in the country. The building will withstand a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and associated tsunami. A ramp leads from ground level to the roof of the three-story structure, with the height of the roof determined by computer modeling of the tsunami to serve as a vertical evacuation site for more than 900 people.

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The building has a three-story academic and research core, connected to a two-story wing that includes community space, an auditorium, and an innovation lab. Collaborative Labs support a new model of teaching and research with a curriculum that blends the natural and social sciences, providing a rich environment for cross-disciplinary discovery, collaboration, and expression.

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The design connects the functional needs of users to Newport’s iconic Yaquina Bay bridge and estuary through color, texture, materiality and artistry. Exposed cast-in-place concrete is synonymous with durability and strength, while shou sugi ban siding and zinc have been used for centuries in marine environments. The landscape design is sensitive to the surrounding native coastal vegetation, and rainwater is incorporated into the spillway and collected in open stormwater collection ponds. As a laboratory building, the project also had high energy consumption requirements for extractor hoods and outdoor air. Heat recovery was incorporated to reduce the EUI to 51% below the reference code for this type of building.

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The Gladys Valley Marine Studies building is the result of OSU’s determination to preserve its Hatfield campus as a place of innovation, research and education. A demonstration project for responsible construction in areas inundated by tsunamis, it is also firmly rooted in the culture, history and industry of the region.

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