Visiting the Pardee RAND Campus

Where We're Located

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.

If you would like to visit campus, email or call (310) 393-0411, ext. 7690 so we can make arrangements for access and a staff member can meet you in the lobby.

Public Transportation

Pardee RAND may be conveniently accessed by public transportation serving the Los Angeles region. To explore options, visit: or

Driving & Parking

Pardee RAND is located two blocks from the beach, a few short blocks off I-10 West. Take the 4th/5th Street exit and turn left on 4th Street. Turn right on Olympic. Turn left on Main Street. The RAND parking garage is immediately visible on the right.

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 9 p.m.

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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.


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