Research Foundation Central Office Directions and Parking

The Research Foundation has offices statewide; a central office in Albany and offices at every state-operated campus of the University.

Central Office Mailing Address
The Research Foundation for SUNY
P.O. Box 9

Albany, NY 12201-0009

Central Office Street Address for Non-US Postal Service Deliveries
The Research Foundation for SUNY
35 State Street

Albany, NY 12207-2826 

Directions are provided to the Columbia-Water Street parking garage, Parkway parking lot and Hudson-Green Municipal garage located near SUNY Plaza.

From the North - Adirondack Northway (I-87) Southbound

  • Exit Northway, I-87, at Exit 1 to Albany/Boston I-90 East.
  • Take I-787 South to first exit, Columbia Street/Colonie Street Exit, and continue along Water Street, the access road parallel to I-787.
  • Immediately past Columbia Street you will bear right onto the entrance lane for the Columbia-Water Street Parking Garage.
  • Make a right under the new Hudson River Waterfront Bridge and the garage will be immediately on your right. For alternate parking, follow the link.

From the South - Via NY State Thruway (I-87) Northbound

  • Take Exit 23 to I-787 North to Downtown Albany exit US 9 North-US 20 West, to exit for Broadway. Turn left at the light.
  • Continue through the next light bearing right onto Broadway. Continue on Broadway to Columbia Street (4th traffic light).
  •  Turn right onto Columbia Street and then right onto Water Street. Continue along Water Street, the access road parallel to I-787.
  • Immediately past Columbia Street you will bear right onto the entrance lane for the Columbia-Water Street Parking Garage.
  • Make a right under the Hudson River Waterfront Bridge and the garage will be immediately on your right. Alternate parking

From the South - Via Taconic Parkway

  • Use Exit B1 from the Mass Turnpike/NY State Thruway to 1-90 West.
  • Exit at road sign, "787 Albany Troy Exit Only".
  • Take 787 S Albany to Colonie St./Columbia St. Exit. Continue along Water Street, the access road parallel to I-787.
  • Immediately past Columbia Street you will bear right onto the entrance lane for the Columbia-Water Street Parking Garage.
  • Make a right under the Hudson River Waterfront Bridge and the garage will be immediately on your right.  Alternate parking

From the East - Via I-90 Westbound

  • Immediately after crossing the Hudson River, take the exit ramp for Junction I-787, Albany/Troy, staying to the left for Albany (I-787 South).
  • Use the first exit ramp which is Columbia Street/Colonie Street and proceed along Water Street, the access road parallel to I-787.
  • Immediately past Columbia Street you will bear right onto the entrance lane for the Columbia-Water Street Parking Garage.
  • Make a right under the Hudson River Waterfront Bridge and the garage will be immediately on your right. Alternate parking 

From the West - Via NY State Thruway (I-90) Eastbound

  • Take the NY State Thruway to Exit 24, Northway I-87. Follow signs for I-90 East towards Boston/Albany to I-787 South, Rensselaer.
  • Take I-787 South to first exit, Columbia Street/Colonie Street Exit, and continue along Water Street, the access road parallel to I-787.
  • Immediately past Columbia Street you will bear right onto the entrance lane for the Columbia-Water Street Parking Garage.
  • Make a right under the Hudson River Waterfront Bridge and the garage will be immediately on your right. Alternate parking 

 

For more information on parking, visit the Albany Parking Authority Web site.