Maps & Directions

North Campus Map

Engineering Programs Building




CRLT-Engin lies inside the southwest corner formed by the intersection of Hayward Street and Draper Drive. Our offices are located on the second floor of the Gorguze Family Laboratory, formerly known as the Engineering Programs Building (EPB). The Gorguze Family Laboratory is bordered on the west by the Wave Field and the Francois-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Building, and on the south by the Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NAME) Building.

Landmark: The Order of the Spheres sits atop the wind tunnel adjacent to the Gorguze Family Laboratory on the north.
Order of the Spheres

Walking to the Gorguze Family Laboratory:

Pedestrians on north campus can reach the west entrance of the Gorguze Family Laboratory (formally known as Engineering Projects Building) as follows. Walk through the Francis Xavier Building (Aerospace Engineering) from Beal Avenue and exit on the east side of the building. Continue, passing the wave field on the right and the wind tunnel on the left. Follow the sign for the Engineering Programs Buildings and enter through the double glass doors. CRLT in Engineering is on the second floor.

Visitors can reach the east entrance of the Gorguze Family Laboratory by heading south on Draper (past the painted dome…) Follow the sidewalk along the loading dock to the double doors under the nine white cylinder tanks.

Taking the U-M Bus from Central Campus:

Take the northbound COMMUTER bus. The two stops closest to CRLT’s main office in the Palmer Commons Building are at 1) the corner of Zina Pitcher Place and East Ann Street or 2) the Central Campus Transit Center (CTCC) on Geddes Avenue between the Exhibit Museum of Natural History and the CC Little Building.

Exit the bus at the FXB stop, where Beal Avenue ends at Hayward Street. Enter the FXB, walk straight through the building, and exit on the east side. You’ll be facing the Gorguze Family Laboratory.

If you are coming from the south, the walkway is on Draper Dr., (accessed from the corner of Glazier Way and Huron Parkway). Proceed north on Draper Dr. and the walkway will take you to the south entrance of the Gorguze Family Laboratory.

The Northbound Commuter buses stop at the intersection of Beal Ave. and Hayward St. and at the intersection of Hayward St. and Hubbard Rd. Gorguze Family Laboratory is a short walk from either of these stops but is closer to the Beal/Hayward intersection.

Taking the U-M Bus to Central Campus:

The southbound NORTHWOOD bus can be caught at the FXB stop on Beal Avenue. Staff returning to CRLT should exit at the Zina Pitcher Place bus stop. (The route does terminate at the Central Campus Transit Center (CTCC) on Geddes Avenue, but it does so by way of Observatory Street.)

The southbound COMMUTER bus stop that is closest to the Gorguze Family Laboratory is on Bonisteel Boulevard, just west of Beal Avenue. It’s possible to exit this bus at 1) Zina Pitcher and Ann, 2) Fletcher Street near the Rackham Building, or 3) the Central Campus Transit Center (CTCC) on Geddes Avenue. This route continues around central campus with stops at East Quad, the Shapiro Undergraduate Library, and the Michigan Union, before heading further south to the Crisler Arena.


From US 23, take Exit 41 (Plymouth Road). Proceed west and turn left (south) at the second stoplight (Huron Parkway). Turn right (west) at the Hubbard Road intersection. At the next stop sign, continue straight through the intersection onto Hayward Street. (Don’t follow Hubbard Road to the right.) Drivers without U-M parking passes should take the next left into Lot NC26, where there is metered parking for visitors.

The closest blue permit parking lot to the Family Gorguze Laboratory is NC22, which can be reached by turning south from Hayward onto Draper. NC22 is the first lot on the left. If this small lot is full, turn around and go north on Draper, past the intersection with Hayward, and try Lot NC74 on the right or Lot NC28 at the end of the road behind the Space Research Building.

From Central Campus, choose a route to Fuller Road (e.g., from CRLT, one would turn left on Washtenaw Avenue, which quickly becomes East Huron. At the next stoplight, turn right onto Glen Avenue, which merges with Fuller Road). From Fuller Road, turn left onto Beal Avenue. When Beal ends, turn right on Hayward. The next intersection is with Draper Drive. See the US 23 directions above for parking options on Draper and Hayward.