Buffalo, NY is about 400 miles (643 kilometers) from New York City (about an hour flight from LaGuardia Airport), about 10 miles (16 kilometers) from Niagara Falls, NY, and just over the border from Fort Erie, ON which is about an 135 miles (200 kilometers) from Toronto.
From around the corner, or around the globe, instructions on how to find us are detailed below.
The IDeA Center is located in Buffalo, NY, on the University at Buffalo South Campus. The IDeA Center is temporarily located in Hayes Annex A (Room 20) while renovations continue in Hayes Hall.
Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access
University at Buffalo
School of Architecture and Planning
3435 Main Street, 114 Diefendorf Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-3087
+1 (716) 829.5902
+1 (716) 829.3861
To get to the University at Buffalo South Campus, from the New York State Thruway I-90:
Take I-90 towards Exit 50 (I-290 WEST). Take Exit 50 (keep right), and proceed WEST on I-290 towards Exit 7A, Main St. WEST (NY Rt. 5). Exit 7A will be one of the first few exits so be sure to position in the right-most lane as quickly as possible. Once on Main St. WEST (NY Rt. 5), continue traveling for about 3 miles, towards Bailey Ave. (US Rt. 62). Depending on your parking needs, you will either continue on Main St. (NY Rt. 5), or turn left onto Bailey Ave. (US Rt. 62). See below for more information.
… Traveling from Toronto:
Take the QEW towards Exit 37. Take Exit 37 (Highway 405) toward Queenston. Cross the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. Take I-190 SOUTH; merge onto I-290 East via exit 16 toward I-90. Take Exit 5A (NY Rt. 263 SOUTH/Millersport Highway). At the end of NY Rt. 263, make a slight left onto US Rt. 62/Bailey Ave. Depending on your parking needs, you will either continue on Bailey Ave. (US Rt. 62), or turn right onto Main St. (NY Rt. 5). See below for more information. Entry points to the University at Buffalo South Campus vary based on your parking needs.
For accessible parking, or for short-term (15 minute) visits:
Enter the campus from Main St. (NY Rt. 5). The entry is between Bailey Ave. (US Rt. 62) and Niagara Falls Blvd. The Main St. entrance is a busy place, and home to a major Bus and Light Rail Commuter Station. On Main St. (NY Rt. 5), depending on the direction you are coming from, make a left or right onto Main Circle Road. You’ll notice a University at Buffalo sign that marks the entrance, which surrounds the Commuter Station Bus Loop and is directly across the street from Wendy's and Subway. Follow Main Circle Road to the first stop sign and turn right onto Hayes Road. Take the first left onto the Service and Deliveries road between the two block buildings, Crosby and Hayes Halls. The Service and Deliveries road leads to a parking area for 15-minute parking and accessible parking. The IDeA Center is located in the closest beige metal building (Hayes Annex A). The main entrance is on the right side of the building.
If you do not need accessible parking and plan on staying longer than 15 minutes:
Enter the campus from Bailey Ave. (US Rt. 62) by making a left or right (depending on the direction from which you are coming) on Coal Rd. The Bailey Entrance is almost directly across the street from the VA Hospital entrance loop. Parking will be in the lot on the right (Sherman Lot).
Please be advised that between 7 AM and 4 PM, you will need a parking permit. Just phone us or send an e-mail and we will send a visitor parking tag for the date you plan to visit. Alternatively, you could follow the instructions for short-term parking, retrieve the permit, and then move to the other lot. The IDeA Center is located in Hayes Annex A. Walking, continue along Coal Rd. Coal Rd. enters into a Faculty/Staff parking lot. Follow the sidewalk to the left, around the parking lot. Once past the parking lot (a brick building with semi-circular auditorium will be on the right), you will be approaching a beige metal building on the left with a sign reading “Hayes A.” Turn left on the next sidewalk, then turn right to access the main entry.
If you find these directions unclear or confusing, please call or e-mail us for assistance.
Pedestrian maps are located at various points throughout the campus, should you need one.
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