Contact and Visit Us
SQI follows Northwestern University policy on restricting visitors to those who have an essential need to be on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. This policy is subject to change, so please review the university's expectations for visitors when planning a trip to SQI.
- Northwestern University-Chicago Campus Map (printable map)
- Northwestern University-Chicago Campus Map (accessible text version)
Phone: (312) 503-0807
Taxis From the Airport to Lurie Building
Taxi and ride share fares to and from O’Hare or Midway international airports range from $40-70 and the ride typically takes an hour, but can often be longer depending on traffic. Please plan accordingly.
ParkingThe nearest Northwestern parking garage is at 321 E Erie Street.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) maintains an extensive system of elevated trains (also known as “the L”) and buses throughout Chicago. The closest train stop is the Red Line–Chicago stop (Chicago and North State). From there it is a 20-minute walk to the Lurie Building. Buses 3, 66 120, 121 and 157 all stop directly across the street from our building.
For Northwestern faculty, staff or students the shuttle that runs between the Evanston and Chicago campuses is a convenient option. A valid Wildcard is required. The closest shuttle stop to our building is the Ward building on Chicago Avenue.
All SQI visitors must check in with building security. Speak with the security guards in the lobby, they will contact the party you are visiting, and then allow you to pass through the security gates. Please take the elevator to the 11th floor and check in at our main office.
Simpson Querrey Institute
Technological Institute J235
2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208
- Northwestern University-Evanston Campus Map (printable map)
- Northwestern University-Evanston Campus Map (accessible text version)
Phone: (847) 467-4711
Taxis From the Airport to Evanston
Taxis at the airports may not be familiar with the Chicago suburbs. We suggest a pre-arranged ride to ensure smooth transit. Fares to Evanston start at approximately $35 from O’Hare and $50 from Midway. For up-to-date fare information, please contact a taxi service directly when you reach the airport. Two recommended suburban taxi options are:
Norshore Cab Company:
Taxi rides typically take an hour, but can often be longer depending on traffic. Please plan accordingly.
Upon arriving, we recommend parking at the North Campus Parking Garage (2311 North Campus Drive), which is close to our location in the Technological Institute. The Evanston campus also has several surface parking lots that require a valid parking pass and the City of Evanston allows some street parking near campus with a 2-hour restriction. Both the Northwestern surface lots and Evanston street parking requirements are strictly enforced.
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) maintains an extensive system of elevated trains (also known as “the L”) and buses throughout Chicago and Evanston. The train stop closest to the Technological Institute is the Purple Line-Noyes. The 201 bus departs from the Howard St. terminal and stops on the corner of Tech Dr. and Sheridan. Be advised, while inexpensive, taking the CTA from the airport can take up to 90 minutes and requires transferring trains.
For Northwestern faculty, staff or students the shuttle that runs between the Evanston and Chicago campuses is a convenient option. A valid Wildcard is a requirement. There is a shuttle stop for the Tech Institute.
The Technology Institute is open to visitors, but access to the J-Wing section is restricted. When you reach the SQI doors, press the buzzer and we will open the door for you. If you have any questions, please call us at (847) 467-4711.