University of Southern Mississippi Marine Research Facility
Located at the Port of Gulfport, the new two-story Marine Research Center will serve as the principal marine operations and support facility for the University of Southern Mississippi’s oceanographic research efforts. The 18,000-square-foot building will include administrative offices, classrooms, laboratories and storage areas. The facility’s unique design will serve to enhance the beautify the industrial “front door” of the Port. The project is being constructed of poured in place concrete columns, structural steel columns, bar joists and metal decking with a concrete slab. The exterior facade is ACM panels and window wall systems. Construction is expected to be complete during the first quarter of 2018.