News release OSU.  Oregon State University will present to the community the design for its much-anticipated Marine Studies Building on the Hatfield Marine Science Center campus. The state-of-the-art education and research facility will be a focal point for the university’s Marine Studies Initiative, which aims to increase the region’s capacity for marine-related education and research. OSU hopes to have up to 500 students annually studying and doing research at its Hatfield campus by 2025. The new building will include classroom space and offices for faculty and graduate students and has been designed to withstand both a subduction zone earthquake and resulting tsunami. It also will serve as one of the nation’s first “vertical evacuation” structures for tsunamis. Presenting the design and answering questions will be Bob Cowen, director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center; Jack Barth, executive director of the OSU Marine Studies Initiative and architects from Yost Grube Hall in Portland. The open house will include 3-D models and design drawings. Hatfield Marine Science Center is located at 2030 S.E. Marine Drive in Newport, just southeast of the Highway 101 Yaquina Bay Bridge. Contact: Maryann Bozza, HMSC Program Manager: 541-867-0234,