Directions to the Institute for Human Centered Design

By Public Transportation

IHCD headquarters are in the old West End, now called Downtown North part of downtown Boston.  It is very near Boston Garden and North Station MBTA and Commuter Rail stations.  IHCD has over 100 running feet of window at sidewalk level. They have quotes about inclusive design in seven languages.  You will enter IHCD immediately off the building lobby to the left and enter through the IHCD Shop of international universally designed products.

North Station - Green Line & Orange Line MBTA

Exit at the front of the station to Causeway Street. Turn left on Causeway Street (the Boston Garden is on the other side of the street).  Go three short blocks and turn left onto Portland Street. The entry to 200 Portland has a large maroon canopy over the sidewalk.

Tip: There is a 7-11 convenience store on one corner and a large Bank of America ATM location on the other corner when you get to Portland St. 

Tip: There is a Subway Sandwich Shop directly across the street from IHCD.

Charles/MGH - Red Line MBTA

From the Red Line: Get off at Charles MGH. Go right on Cambridge Street. Take a left onto Staniford Street. Proceed down until you get to the intersection of Causeway and Staniford. Causeway Street veers slightly right. Turn right onto Portland off Causeway. 

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By Car from within Massachusetts

From North:

  • I-93 South (toward Boston)
  • Take the RT-28/RT-38 exit 30 to Somerville - go 0.1 mi
  • Take the RT-38 S ramp to Rte 28/Somerville - go 253 ft
  • Turn left at Mystic Ave - go 0.7 mi
  • Bear right at McGrath Hwy - go 1.6 mi
  • Continue on Monsignor Obrien Hwy - go 0.9 mi
  • Continue on Martha Rd toward North Station/Gov't Ctr/TD Banknorth Garden - go 0.2 mi
  • Bear right at Lomasney Way - go 0.1 mi
  • Bear right at Merrimac St - go 0.1 mi
  • Turn left at Anthony Rip Valenti Way - go 176 ft
  • Turn left at Portland St - go 237 ft
  • Arrive at 200 Portland St, Boston, MA

From South:

  • I-93 North (toward Boston)
  • Take exit 23 to Gov't Ctr - go 0.3 mi
  • Bear left onto the Gov't Center ramp to Faneuil Hall/Financial Dist/Aquarium - go 195 ft
  • Bear right at North St - go 0.1 mi
  • Turn right at Congress St - go 0.2 mi
  • Bear left at Merrimac St - go 0.1 mi
  • Bear right at Portland St - go 428 ft
  • Arrive at 200 Portland St, Boston, MA

From West:

  • Mass Turnpike (I-90) East
  • Take exit 18 to Allston/Cambridge - go 0.5 mi
  • Turn right at Soldiers Field Rd - go 3.0 mi
  • Continue on Storrow Dr - go 0.7 mi
  • Turn right at Martha Rd and head toward North Station/Gov't Center/TD Banknorth Garden - go 0.2 mi
  • Bear right at Lomasney Way - go 0.1 mi
  • Bear right at Merrimac St - go 0.1 mi
  • Turn left at Anthony Rip Valenti Way - go 176 ft
  • Turn left at Portland St - go 237 ft
  • Arrive at 200 Portland St, Boston, MA

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Parking

Street parking and parking lots are available nearby. Street parking is metered and uses kiosks in each block that take cash or debit/credit cards and print a sticker that you put on the inside of the side front window facing the sidewalk.  The meters operate Monday through Saturday until 8:00 PM and you can only stay for two hours.  There are open parking lots on streets parallel to Portland Street but none on Portland Street. The cost is $20-25 cash/day, and you must pay in cash upfront. 

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