Oregon State University is planning a $50 million expansion of the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport. Designed by Yost Grube Hall as a model of safe construction in a tsunami inundation zone, the 72,000-sf facility will feature vertical evacuation ramps rising from ground level to the top of the structure. The project will include a three-story teaching and research building adjoining a two-story wing housing an auditorium, an innovation lab, and community space. Construction is expected to begin in spring of 2018 with occupancy in fall of 2019. The general contractor for the project is Andersen Construction.