Our Locations

We have two locations! Depending on the study you are involved in, your visit may take place at either Seattle Children’s Research Institute in downtown Seattle at the West 8th Building or at the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) Clinic Building on the South Campus of the University of Washington, behind the UW Medical Center.

 If you are early, late, or have questions, please call us at 206-419-6071 (text available) or 206-884-7814. This is the best way to reach us on the day of your visit. Thank you!

Seattle Children’s Research Institute (SCRI) West 8th Building


Traveling Northbound on I-5 (coming from the south):

 Follow I-5 N to Seneca St. Exit (exit 165 on the left of I-5). Take a slight Right onto 6th Ave. Take a slight RIGHT onto Westlake Ave. Take the 1st RIGHT onto Virginia St. The West 8th Building (and parking garage entrance) is located on your left just before 8th Ave.

Traveling Southbound on I-5 (coming from the north):

 Follow I-5 south to Exit 166 (Stewart St./Denny Way). Merge onto Stewart St.; move into right lane. Turn RIGHT onto 6th Take a slight RIGHT at Westlake Ave. Take the 1st RIGHT onto Virginia St. The West 8th Building (and parking garage entrance) is located on your left just before 8th Ave.


  • Follow the following directions to the parking garage. Note: the parking garage is on the left-hand side of Virginia St. between the Fare Start and Starbucks. If you pass Starbucks, you have gone too far.
  • After you park, take the elevator to the lobby. You will then need to take another elevator (serving floors 4-14) to the 4th floor. Walk outside of the elevator bay and touch the touchscreen to call the elevator. If you need help, speak to an attendant in the lobby.
  • When you reach the 4th floor, turn towards the gym, NOT the Seattle Children’s wall and follow signs to Seattle Children’s Behavior and Development lab #460. We will meet you in the waiting room there.

Garage Parking for standard size vehicles: The entrance to West 8th parking garage is located on Virginia Street, between 8th Avenue and Westlake Avenue. Bring your parking stub with you and we will validate your parking. Note that clearance in the parking garage is 6’8”. If your vehicle is oversized, let the study team know and an alternate parking space will be arranged.

Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) Clinic Building 


From Interstate 5:

  • Take the N.E. 45th (Exit # 169) street exit which is located north of downtown Seattle.
  • Head east at the end of the exit ramp (right if you were heading north on I-5, left if you were heading south).
  • From 45th street, take a right on 15th Avenue N.E., continue straight until the road ends where you enter the University of Washington’s south campus.

From  Route 520:

  • Take the Montlake exit, and head north across the Montlake bridge.
  • Get into the left lane and bear left onto NE Pacific Street past the UW Medical Center (which will be on your left).
  • Go to 15th Ave NE and turn left and continue straight until the road ends where you enter the University of Washington’s south campus.


You park at  S-1 Parking Garage at UW South Campus. Stop at the gatehouse and pick up a parking pass, which costs $15. You may be asked to identify yourself as a research participant for CHDD. You will receive a daily parking permit. Leave the parking permit on the dashboard of your car. If you do not you will receive a parking violation.

After picking up the parking pass, take the RIGHT FORK (downhill) to the stop sign. At the stop sign take a LEFT and continue uphill into the parking garage. You may park in the spots at the end of the lot labeled CHDD/EEU. If these are full you may park in any unmarked spots in the parking lot.

Check in with the receptionist on the main floor (floor #2) of CHDD (the brick building on the far end of the parking lot with the long ramp in the front).  At the front desk let them know what study you are participating in.  If there are any problems ask them to call our study coordinator at 206.616.8057.

*In the rare event that the S-1 parking lot is full, merge back onto 15th avenue in the direction of the University. Once you reach the intersection with Pacific turn right. Go past the Health Sciences building and turn right at the Emergency entrance. Continue past emergency, down the hill, until you reach the Surgery Pavilion. There is underground parking just past the Surgery Pavilion for the Center on Human Development and Disabilities. Please let the clinician know you parked at the Surgery Pavilion and how much you paid. You will be reimbursed.