Located at Oregon State University, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) is a leading oceanographic science research institution. Since its inception, HMSC has opened to the public through its visitor wing. Portico’s work involved expanding the center’s lobby, exhibits, bookstore, parking and amenities. The project came with an additional mandate—to create an imageable structure using scientific geometries that help demystify the processes of science. In Portico’s solution, every surface makes a contribution.