Prof. Okamura's Office

Allison Okamura's office is located in the Peterson Building (Bldg 550):
Building 550, Room 107
416 Escondido Mall
Stanford CA 94305-2203

The building can be accessed from Panama Mall. Go through the double entrance doors, down a few steps, and turn right. (If you reach the main atrium, you've gone too far.) Go through a single glass door and then Allison's office is the first door on your right.

The Peterson Building (where Prof. Okamura's office is located) Google Maps Link

Lab Location

The CHARM Lab is located in the Mechanical Engineering Research Laboratory (MERL): Building 660 Rm 126
418 Panama Mall
Stanford CA 94305-2203

The building can be accessed from either the pedestrian Panama Mall or Santa Teresa St. The Panama Mall door is open during business hours, and the Santa Teresa St. door requires card key access at all times.

MERL (where the CHARM Lab is located) Google Maps Link

Campus Map and Parking

The lab building is identified as "Mechanical Engineering Laboratory" (MERL) on the searchable campus map. Allison's office building can be found on map apps by searching for "".

This map indicates parking locations. Meter spots are available on Santa Teresa behind the MERL building (labeled L-37 at coordinate I-7 on map), but are commonly full. The Tresidder Union lot (labeled L-39 at coordinate J-8 on map) is generally more open, and spots are reserved for multiple hours via a pay station. The Roble field parking garage is also convenient and is located at H-5/6 on the map. The Via Ortega parking garage, located at Via Ortega and Panama Street (at coordinate G-5 on map) is another option.

A map identifying all Mechanical Engineering Buildings is here.

Public Transit

If you are coming from Palo Alto or Caltrain, the Marguerite Free Shuttle is a convenient way to get to the lab. Take the A line and get off at Main Oval or take the B line and get off at Terman.

Mailing Address (different from location)

Center for Design Research
424 Panama Mall, Bldg. 560
Stanford, CA 94305-2232
Lab phone: 650-736-3458