[AES Pacific NW Section - Seatle USA]
Around the Seattle area, Washington, U.S.A.
Microsoft Studio B is located in Redmond, near the main Campus.
Studio B (that's the building name)
15101 NE 40th Street
Redmond, WA 98052
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From Seattle
Take I5 to SR520 eastbound. Take I90 if you wish, but then you get to fight your way through Bellevue. You can take 148th Ave, from I90 up to the campus. That may be faster than I405 through Bellevue.
Take the NE 40th Street exit, turn left at the top of the ramp, then cross over SR520 and proceed west towards 148th Ave NE.
Take the first left after turning onto NE40th street. There is a circular drive, and the entrance to the parking lot is down the ramp located in the center of the circular drive. If you get to 150th Ave NE, turn left and proceed to the alternate parking lot entry.

Four buildings share this parking facility.

From I405 Corridor
Take I405 to SR520 eastbound (towards Redmond)
Take the NE 40th Street exit, turn left at the top of the ramp, cross over SR520 and proceed west towards 148th Ave NE.
Take I5 to SR520 eastbound. Take I90 if you wish, but then you get to fight your way through Bellevue. You can take 148th Ave, from I90 up to the campus. That may be faster than I405 through Bellevue.
Take the NE 40th Street exit, turn left at the top of the ramp, then cross over SR520 and proceed west towards 148th Ave NE.
Take the first left after turning onto NE40th street. There is a circular drive, and the entrance to the parking lot is down the ramp located in the center of the circular drive. If you get to 150th Ave NE, turn left and proceed to the alternate parking lot entry.

Four buildings share this parking facility.

From Redmond via SR520 Take SR520 in the Seattle direction.
Take the NE40th Street Exit, turn right at the top of the ramp, towards 148th Ave NE.
Take I5 to SR520 eastbound. Take I90 if you wish, but then you get to fight your way through Bellevue. You can take 148th Ave, from I90 up to the campus. That may be faster than I405 through Bellevue.
Take the NE 40th Street exit, turn left at the top of the ramp, then cross over SR520 and proceed west towards 148th Ave NE.
Take the first left after turning onto NE40th street. There is a circular drive, and the entrance to the parking lot is down the ramp located in the center of the circular drive. If you get to 150th Ave NE, turn left and proceed to the alternate parking lot entry.

Four buildings share this parking facility.

Once you arrive
A numeric display tells how many spaces are available on what level. Each level serves the four studio buildings, with four colored zones that correspond to a building. The Green zone serves studio B. Take the elevator up to the P(laza) level and locate Studio B. Enter via the visitor entrance.
Further AES signs will direct you to the Screening Room, Room 1360.

Alternate Routes

SR520 Bridge Toll

The SR520 floating bridge now is a toll bridge.
  • The good news is that people don't like the toll, so they take the I90 bridge, or drive around to avoid the SR520 toll. This means far less traffic on the bridge at all times.
  • The toll varies according to the time of day. Naturally, it's more expensive at rush hour.
  • If you have established an account with the WSDOT, then your account will be dinged when you cross the bridge.
  • If you have an account, but don't have the RFID transponder, then your crossing costs another $0.25.
  • If you don't have an account, and you cross the bridge, WSDOT photographs your license plate and they mail you a bill for the crossing. This option costs $2.00 additional beyond the toll.
Here is WSDOT's site: Toll Rates 

Other Considerations

Always check the WSDOT traffic web  to see which routes are hosed. I5 through downtown is no fun during rush hour, but I405 through Bellevue is also no fun. Going to Microsoft, you'll be exiting partway through downtown Bellevue onto SR520, so perhaps it's best to grit your teeth and gut your way though it.

If you don't mind surface streets, then consider taking 148th Ave from I90 to the MSFT Campus, or just let your GPS do the heavy lifting.


Last modified 09/11/2018 23:00:57.