OSU Marine Geology Repository

Corvallis, OR

41,000 sq Ft

Rowell Brokaw Architects

Oregon State University

Year Completed

Reyes Engineering, Inc. provided electrical and security systems engineering, as well as architectural lighting design, for the world’s largest repository for ocean floor sediment samples. In this facility, thousands of geological samples from around the globe are organized, cataloged, and stored for the study of earth systems and tracking climate change. The facility includes refrigerated core storage; ice freezer storage; rock storage; sediment sample rooms; a core sampling laboratory; a rock preparation room; a core splitting room; staging area; and office and archive space.

Reyes’ services included power generation to the refrigeration and laboratory spaces, lighting design and energy code compliance, life safety systems design, and telecommunications systems design, including a state-of-the-art audiovisual cabling system which provides live-feed to research vessels from the repository while at sea.

More Projects

PSU Karl Miller School of Business Administration
PSU Karl Miller School of Business Administration

Reyes Engineering provided telecommunications system design services for the renovation and addition to Portland State University’s School of Business Administration. The vibrant 145,000 square foot facility houses classrooms, communal study space, business incubator space, and faculty and administrative office space – all arranged around a five-story central atrium.

PSU Student Health & Counseling Center
PSU Student Health & Counseling Center

Reyes Engineering provided electrical engineering, telecommunications, fire alarm, nurse call systems, emergency generator, and award-winning interior lighting design for the expansion and remodel of this unique student health center at Portland State University. The Student Health & Counseling Center, commonly known as the SHAC, provides physical and mental health, dental services, and a variety of testing for Portland State University’s student population.

Benson Polytechnic High School
Benson Polytechnic High School

Reyes Engineering is providing electrical engineering, security, fire alarm, and telecommunications design services for Benson’s modernization, renovation, and addition, which will occur in three project phases and target a LEED Gold certification. To help meet the project’s sustainability goals, Reyes’ designs will include a photovoltaic renewable energy system and plug load management strategies.

Photo credits to Josh Partee.


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