Skip to content Skip to navigation

Contact

Stanford columns on the Quad

The Bill Lane Center for the American West is located in the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy (Y2E2) Building, nearest the Yellow Atrium, at 473 Via Ortega, Stanford.

Contact Information

Email: westcenter@stanford.edu
Phone: 650-721-1588
Fax: 650-721-3223

Address

Y2E2 Building, Suite 174
473 Via Ortega
Stanford, CA 94305-4225

Directions and Parking

Driving Directions

From Highway 101 North and South:

  • Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford.
  • As you enter Stanford Embarcadero becomes Galvez Street as it enters the university.
  • Stay in the left lane and continue toward the center of campus.
  • Turn right onto Campus Drive.
  • Follow Campus Drive around to the west and make a left on Panama.
  • Turn left onto Via Ortega. Y2E2 will be on your right hand side.
  • There is a parking structure (PS2) on the corner of Via Ortega and Panama, across the street from Y2E2.

From Highway 280 North & South:

  • Exit Sand Hill Road, heading east.
  • Make a right turn on Stock Farm Road.
  • Turn left onto Campus Drive West.
  • Turn right on Panama.
  • Turn left onto Via Ortega. Y2E2 will be on your right hand side.
  • There is a parking structure (PS2) on the corner of Via Ortega and Panama, across the street from Y2E2.

From El Camino Real:

  • Exit El Camino Real at University Avenue.
  • Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto).
  • As you enter Stanford, University Avenue becomes Palm Drive.
  • Go through one traffic light, and turn right onto Campus Drive.
  • Follow Campus Drive around and make a left on Panama.
  • Turn left onto Via Ortega. Y2E2 will be on your right hand side.
  • There is a parking structure (PS2) on the corner of Via Ortega and Panama, across the street from Y2E2.

Parking

Please consider carpooling or taking public transportation, as parking on campus is limited. Visitor parking for $1.50/hour (cash and credit cards accepted) is available at the parking structure and in several smaller lots in the area. After 4 pm, you may park free of charge in any “A” or “C” space in parking structures and parking lots.

Public Transportation

Stanford University can be reached via several public transportation options, including Caltrain.  For more information, see the Bay Area Transit website.

Marguerite Shuttle (Stanford’s Free Shuttle Service)

  • From the University Avenue Caltrain Station in Palo Alto, take Line X (Regular or Limited) to the stop at the corner of Panama @ Via Ortega.
  • Line X runs Monday through Friday year-round (except campus holidays), 6:05 a.m. to 8:59 p.m., approximately every 20 min.
  • The Lane Center is located at 473 Via Ortega (cross street is Panama) on the first floor, Suite 174 (Yellow Atrium).
  • For more information, see the Marguerite Shuttle website.

Walking from downtown Palo Alto or the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel (approx. 30 minutes)

  • Follow University Avenue/Palm Drive to the Main Quad.
  • Walk behind Memorial Church and turn right on Panama Mall until it turns into Panama Street.
  • Follow Panama Street to the corner of Via Ortega.
  • The Jerry Yang & Akiko Yamazaki Environment & Energy Building is on the right.
  • The Lane Center is on the firstfloor, Suite 174 (Yellow Atrium).