A.V. Williams Building ;-)
The PLUS Lab is located in room 3270 of
the A.V. Williams Building on the
campus of The University of Maryland,
Directions to the A.V. Williams Building
- Take the Washington, DC beltway (495) to the College Park exit, located
to the north-northeast of Washington.
- Go south on US Rt. 1 (Baltimore Avenue) for about 2.5 miles.
- You will pass Burger King,
Jerry's Subs and Pizza, all except the McDonalds on the right
side of the road.
- At the next light make a right turn onto the University of Maryland
campus (Campus Drive).
- Stay in the right lane and turn onto Paint Branch Drive.
- At the first stop sign proceed straight ahead.
- The first building on the right is A.V. Williams. It is U shaped
with the opening towards the street and another building in the
- There are meters on the left side of the street, or if you have
arranged for a parking permit, you can make a right into the small
parking lot while you pick up your permit.
- Additional metered parking is available in Lot 11d. When you turn onto
Paint Branch Drive from Campus Drive, take your first right
and then an immediate right.
- The main entrance to A.V. Williams is in the center of the U, hidden
from the street by the center building.
- The PLUS Lab is on the third floor. Make a left out of the elevators,
proceed to the end of the hall. Make a right, and knock on the first
set of doors on your right (center of building, no windows).
Tips for finding your way around A.V. Williams.
- The building is a squared off U shape with four floors.
- The main entrance and elevators are at the center of the base of the U.
- There are stairs at the tips, the corners, and the center of the base.
- Room numbers are 4 digits long.
- The first digit is the floor number (1 being the ground floor).
- The second digit is the section number. The U is divided into four
sections: the two arms of the U (200's and 300's) plus the base is
divided into two sections at the center (100's and 400's). The
sections are numbered starting at the section with the elevators
and going clockwise (1-4).
- There are two hallways down each section, trisecting each.
- Odd numbered rooms are in the center of the building, even numbered
rooms are on the outside (with windows).