Visit Pardee RAND

Pardee RAND Graduate School is located on RAND's headquarters campus at 1776 Main Street in Santa Monica, off the I-10 West, about 10 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport.  The building fronts on Main Street in Santa Monica.

Public Transportation

Pardee RAND may be conveniently accessed by public transportation serving the Los Angeles region. To explore options, visit: http://www.metro.net or http://www.bigbluebus.com.

Driving Directions:

  • Driving from the Los Angeles International Airport—Take the Sepulveda Boulevard North ramp. Merge onto Sepulveda Boulevard, traveling northward. Turn slight left onto Lincoln Boulevard and travel for approximately seven miles. Turn left on Pico Boulevard. Turn right at Main Street.
  • Driving from the east—Take the I-10 West to the 4th/5th Street exit. Turn left on 4th Street. Turn right on Olympic. Turn left on Main Street. Visitor parking immediately visible on the right.
  • Driving from the north—Take the I-405 South. Take the I-10 ramp towards Los Angeles/Santa Monica. Merge onto the I-10 West ramp. Take the 1-10 West to the 4th/5th Street exit. Turn left on 4th Street. Turn right on Olympic. Turn left on Main Street. Visitor parking immediately visible on the right.
  • Driving from the south—Take the 1-405 North. Take the I-10 ramp towards Santa Monica/Los Angeles. Merge onto the I-10 West ramp. Take the 1-10 West to the 4th/5th Street exit. Turn left on 4th Street. Turn right on Olympic. Turn left on Main Street. Visitor parking immediately visible on the right.

Parking

Visitors must enter the underground parking at the North entrance, which is accessible from Main Street. Early arrivals (5:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.) must use the intercom (located near the garage entrance) to gain permission to enter.

Meter-free parking is available on the street after 6 p.m.

Entering the Building Courtyard

Visitors who park in the underground parking must enter the courtyard through the elevators in the garage. Visitors who do not park in the underground parking may enter through the street entrance next to the wood-slatted wall. From the courtyard, the main RAND lobby is visible. The lobby is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and the receptionist can give you directions to the Pardee RAND lobby.

Events

View information for Pardee RAND events.

Research

Researchers interested in using the James Q. Wilson Collection must first request access and schedule an appointment with the RAND Library.