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Visit the Center for Design Research

The Center for Design Research is centrally located on the Stanford University campus, easily accessed from both U.S. 101 to the east and Interstate 280 to the west.

Center for Design Research

424 Panama Mall, Bldg 560
Stanford, CA 94305-2232

From I-280 and Foothill Expressway

Exit I-280 at Page Mill Road East (toward the Bay). Turn left at Foothill Expressway/Junipero Serra Boulevard. Take Junipero Serra Boulevard north to the second traffic light. Turn right on Campus Drive East. At the first stop sign, Mayfield Avenue, turn left. Continue on Mayfield as the road bears to the left.

From U.S. 101 and El Camino Real

Exit U.S. 101 at Oregon Expressway West (away from the Bay). Turn right (north) at El Camino Real. Take El Camino Real north to University Avenue/Palm Drive. At the overpass intersection, turn left on Palm Drive. Continue on Palm Drive to Campus Drive; turn right at the stop sign. After the third stop sign, turn left on Via Ortega.


Metered parking nearest CDR can be found along the south side of Santa Teresa Street. Visitor parking vending machines in the Tresidder Union lot (Mayfield Ave x Lagunita Dr) accept credit cards for longer stays or those without enough change.

Permit parking nearest CDR can be found at the Santa Teresa Street or Tresidder Union locations as well as the open lot and multi-level structure at the intersection of Panama Street and Via Ortega, opposite the Yang and Yamazaki Environment and Energy building.

Parking is not enforced at most campus locations (other than where indicated) after 4 p.m. or on weekends.

For assistance with directions or parking, please contact:

Crystal Pennywell
Voice: (650) 498-9887