Oregon Coast Aquarium | Newport, OR

Revitalizing Oregon’s Trusted Resource for Ocean Literacy

  • Est. Completion Date Phase 1 - 2022
    Phase 2 - 2023
  • Budget $5.8M
  • Scale Outdoor Exhibits & Lobby

Oregon Coast Aquarium – Phase 1
The original 40,000 square foot Oregon Coast Aquarium opened in 1992, featuring indoor galleries and large outdoor exhibits showcasing marine mammals and shore birds, as well as a café, gift shop, theater, and offices. The facility has expanded over the years and now hosts over 420,000 guests annually. The first phase of the project includes a renovation of the Grand Hall and installation of a new jellyfish display. Other improvements include the transformation of a former playground into a new children’s play area featuring a climbable mill tower and forest of replanted trees, a headwaters exhibit, and a new amphitheater.
Oregon Coast Aquarium – Phase 2
The second phase of the project will focus on renovating the 30-year-old galleries in the main building and include a refresh of the Rocky Shores, Sandy Shores, and Pan Pacific exhibits. Construction on this phase is expected begin in September 2022.

SOJ Scope

  • Manage CM/GC selection process
  • CM/GC contract negotiations and administration
  • Budget tracking
  • Target value design
  • Manage design/construction team through final design and construction phases of work

Project Partners

  • Client:
    • Oregon Coast Aquarium
  • Architect:
    • Dangermond Keane Architecture (Phase 1)
    • Walker Macy (Phase 1)
    • EHDD Architecture (Phase 2)
  • General Contractor:
    • Andersen Construction Company