Directions and Parking

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is located in room ATG146 in the basement of Atmospheric Science Building at the University of Washington's Seattle campus.

Our Address:

UW Seismological Laboratory
University of Washington
Atmospheric Sciences-Geophysics Building ATG 146
Seattle, WA 98195-1310

 

Driving Directions

Here is a map of the UW campus from the freeway exits to accompany the following directions.  The driving route is highlighted.  Our location is circled in red.
 
From I-5 Northbound
Take the NE 45th Street exit (#169).  Turn right off of the exit onto NE 45th St.  Continue east about a quarter of a mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right.  Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street and turn left into Gate #1 of the Central Plaza Garage.  Stop at the gatehouse for directions and a parking permit ($15.00 for a full day).
 
From I-5 Southbound
Take the NE 45th Street exit (#169).  Turn left off of the exit onto NE 45th St.  Continue east about a quarter of a mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right.  Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street and turn left into Gate #1 of the Central Plaza Garage.  Stop at the gatehouse for directions and a parking permit ($15.00 for a full day).
 
From 520 Westbound
Follow 520 to I-5 Northbound and follow I-5 Northbound directions.  OR take the Montlake Boulevard exit (2nd exit after crossing the lake).  Turn right off of the exit onto Montlake Boulevard.  Turn left onto NE Pacific Street at large intersection right after Montlake Bridge.  Turn right onto 15th Avenue after UW Medical Center.  Turn right into Gate #1 of Central Plaza Garage.  Stop at gatehouse for directions and a parking permit ($15.00 for full day).
 

By Public Transit:

Use Metro's Online Trip Planner and type in "University of Washington" for the destination. This will take you to the closest bus stop, which is 15th Ave. NE & NE Campus Pkwy, right near Gate #5.
 

Once on Campus Use the Following Directions:

The Seismology Lab is located in room ATG-146 between the Atmospheric Sciences (ATG) and Johnson Hall (JHN) buildings.  Finding it can be tricky because it is located under the courtyard between the buildings.  The easiest way is to enter through the double glass doors to ATG from the courtyard and follow the signs down the stairs.

If you click on this Bing Map and change the view to Aerial (satellite) and zoom in, point 1 is the location of the double glass doors.  The other points will guide you through directions to that point.
 
*The double glass doors entrance is not a disabled accessible entrance.
For an accessible entrance, instead of going in those doors, proceed to follow the walkway to the right and enter the ATG building.  Go to the elevator and go to the first floor. Exit the elevator and go to the right.  You will see signs directing you out of the building and back into the double doors to the right where our lab is straight ahead and on the left.
 

For School Buses:

You will need to arrange parking with Parking Services.  They can be contacted here: (206) 685-1543 or parking@u.washington.edu.
 

For Deliveries and Media:

From 15th Ave. turn east on 40th St. (Gate #5) and go right onto Stevens Way at the three way stop.  Follow Stevens Way for about a quarter of a mile and then turn left onto the one-way street by the bus stop, Okanogon Lane.  Follow this until just before the road makes a hard left; you will see the loading dock to the lab on your right.  Head through the double doors directly behind the loading dock.  The lab is just after the hallway on the left hand side.

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