Visitor parking for the Biodesign Institute is in the Terrace Road Parking structure just west of Rural Road on Terrace, south of the Institute. (Parking charges: $2/hr.; $8/day. Cash only.)

The visitor entrance is located on the north east corner of the building, which fronts Tyler St.  Visitors to Biodesign must present a valid photo ID at the check-in desk.

To get to our facility via Metro Light Rail, get off at the University Avenue/Rural Road Stop and head southwest one-half block to our front door. Tyler Street does not provide vehicle access to Rural Road.



Driving Directions

From the 202 and Scottsdale Rd.

  • Exit the 202 at Scottsdale Rd (becomes Rural Rd) and head south.
  • Take a right on Terrace Rd (approx two blocks south of University Dr.)
  • Visitor parking lot will be on your left hand side.


From the 60 and Rural Rd.

  • Exit the 60 at Rural Rd and head north.
  • Take a left on Terrace Rd (approx two blocks north of Apache Blvd)
  • Visitor parking lot will be on your left hand side.

Main Entrance:

727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85287-5001

Visitor Parking #4:
Rural Road Structure
1100 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85281