Location, Directions, and Accommodations

Erikson Institute
451 N. LaSalle Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60654-4510
Tel: (312) 755-2250
Fax: (312) 755-0928


Erikson’s campus was built specifically for our educational, research, and clinical activities. With nearly 75,000 square feet on three floors, the campus features high-tech classrooms and seminar spaces, teaming rooms and group study rooms, and space for research and programs that directly serve children and families.

The building’s two-story dedicated lobby entrance and prominent street signage give Erikson striking visibility in Chicago’s vibrant River North neighborhood.

Access for those with special needs

Erikson is barrier-free and fully accessible. If you need assistance or accommodation, please contact the Erikson reception desk at (312) 755-2250 in advance or upon arrival.


By car

From Lake Shore Drive, northbound or southbound

  • Exit at Illinois/Grand Avenue.
  • Take Grand Avenue approximately 1 mile west to LaSalle Street
  • Turn left (south) on LaSalle. Erikson is one block south on the left, on the corner of LaSalle and Illinois.

From I-90/94 (Kennedy expressway), northbound or southbound

    • Exit at Ohio Street
    • Continue east on Ohio approximately one mile to LaSalle Street.
    • Turn right (south) on LaSalle. Erikson is one block south on the left, on the corner of LaSalle and Illinois.

From I-290 (Eisenhower expressway)

  • Take I-90/94 West exit toward Milwaukee.
  • Exit at Ohio Street.
  • Continue east on Ohio approximately one mile to LaSalle Street.
  • Turn right (south) on LaSalle. Erikson is one block south on the left, on the corner of LaSalle and Illinois.

By public transportation

Erikson is easily accessible via public transportation. The Chicago Transit Authority’s #65 Grand Avenue and #156 LaSalle bus routes serve our location. The #22, #29, and #36 buses and the Grand subway stop on
the CTA Red Line train are within three blocks. For additional routing and fare information, visit the Chicago Transit Authority. Several Metra rail lines also serve the downtown Chicago area; visit the Regional Transportation Authority for information.


Discounted parking is available at four locations with proper validation.

    • Greenway Self-Park, 60 W. Kinzie St: Daily rate $18 before 3 p.m. / $6 after 3 p.m. – Monday-Saturday. Maximum 12-hour limit. 
    • Jones, 220 W. Illinois St: Daily rate after 3 p.m. only $6 – Monday-Friday.
    • Laz Parking, 505 N. Orleans St: Daily rate $10 Monday-Friday
    • MartParc Orleans, 437 N. Orleans St: Daily rate $14 before 3 p.m. / $10 after 3 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
    • Be advised: MartParc Orleans is temporarily closed as a replacement garage ONLY while MartParc Orleans is closed you are able to park at MartParc Wells garage located 401 N. Wells for the same rates as MartParc Orleans.


Note: To receive discounted rates, request validation from the security desk in the main lobby. Please make sure to note the garage where you parked to receive the correct validation.

Validations for Jones ONLY may be purchased online as follows:

Click here

Choose service type = Validation (click Next)
Enter access code = Erikson (click Update)
Select the service and quantity (click Add to Cart)
You may create an account or use “Guest” checkout
Enter billing and payment info
Your validation will be emailed to you
You must purchase the parking validation prior to entering the garage
Validations are good for 30 days

To redeem: The location to redeem the validation is by the exit lanes only. You must insert the original entry ticket in the exit lane and once the rates are displayed you can scan the validation. If you have exceeded the time, it will ask for an additional amount that you can pay with any major credit card. If you have any questions, please contact Dean Caputo via email ([email protected]) or at 312-787-4304

Hotel Accommodation

The Triplex Downtown Chicago River North is located one block from Erikson, and includes Aloft Chicago City Center, Hyatt Place Chicago River North, and Fairfield Inn & Suites Chicago River North. All three hotels offer discounted rates for standard king rooms to Erikson students, faculty, staff, and friends:

    • Reservations for Aloft (use Corporate Account number 430602) can be booked either by telephone at (312) 661-1000 or online at www.aloftchicagocitycenter.com.
    • Reservations for Hyatt Place can be made by calling (888) 735-2978 and referencing the Erikson Institute rate (use Corporate Code 46149) when booking, or online at www.chicagorivernorth.place.hyatt.com.
    • Reservations can be made at the Fairfield Inn & Suites (use Corporate Code 2KI) by calling (312) 836-1700 or through their website at www.fairfieldinnrivernorth.com.