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Carnegie Mellon University - Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC)

4720 Forbes Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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  • Point of contact for meeting
  • The meeting venue and directions
  • Preferred hotel
  • Parking at meeting venue and preferred hotel
  • Other hotels near Carnegie Mellon University
  • Places to eat near Carnegie Mellon University
  • Directions and transportation options to Pittsburgh

Point of contact for the meeting:

Daniel Plakosh
4500 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2612 U.S.A.
Work Phone: +1 412 268 7197
Cell Phone: +1 412 427 4606

The meeting venue and directions:

We will be meeting on the Carnegie Mellon University campus in the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) located at 4720 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 USA in room CIC 1203.

Upon arrival, the guards may ask you to sign in and provide a valid form of government identification (such as a driver’s license or passport). You then can proceed to room CIC 1203. The room will be open each day, Monday through Thursday, from 08:30 to 17:30 and on Friday from 08:30 to 12:30.

Preferred hotel:

The preferred hotel for this meeting is the:

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213

Please use the link below to reserve a room at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center hotel.

The rate is $125.00 per night.

The CIC is a short walk (approximately 3/4 of a mile) from the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center.

To get to the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC) from this hotel use any hotel exit; proceed downhill toward Fifth Avenue.

1. Turn left onto Fifth Avenue.

2. Turn right on S Craig Street.

3. Continue down S Craig Street until you cross over Forbes Avenue

4. Turn left on Forbes Avenue and continue on Forbes Avenue until you cross the bridge.

5. After you cross the bridge the building on your right will be the Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center

6. Turn right and continue to the main entrance doors located at the end of the building.

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Parking at meeting venue and preferred hotel:

(Rates are subject to change)

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
$20 per day (in/out privileges)

Residence Inn by Marriott Pittsburgh University/Medical Center
$13.50 per day (in/out privileges)

Hilton Garden Inn University Place
$16 per day (in/out privileges)

Robert Mehrabian Collaborative Innovation Center (CIC)
$16 per day

Other hotels near Carnegie Mellon University:

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh-University Center
3315 Hamlet St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Less than two miles

Hilton Garden Inn - Pittsburgh University Place
3454 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Less than two miles

Quality Inn University Center
3401 Blvd. of the Allies
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-683-6100 1-800-245-4444
Less than two miles

Residence Inn by Marriott
3896 Bigelow Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-621-2200 1-800-513-8766
Less than two miles

Courtyard by Marriott Shadyside/Oakland
5308 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-683-3113 1-800-321-2211
Less than two miles

Friendship Suites
301 Stratford Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Less than two miles

Inn on Negley
703 S. Negley Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Less than two miles

Mansions on Fifth Hotel
5105 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Less than one mile

SpringHill Suites Bakery Square
134 Bakery Square Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
About two miles

Sunnyledge Boutique Hotel and Tea Room
5124 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
Less than one mile

The Shadyside Inn
5405 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-441-4444 1-800-76-SUITE
Less than one mile

Places to Eat near Carnegie Mellon University:

On Forbes Ave.

• Orient Express - Chinese food

On Craig Street

• Little Asia - Chinese food

• Eatunique – cafe serving hearty & health-conscious sandwiches with a twist, with soups & salads.

• Lu Lu’s Noodles – Good Asian noodle shop (inexpensive).

• Little Asia – Chinese food (inexpensive).

• Yuva India – Northern style India. Ok, not the best (inexpensive).

• Lucca Ristorante – Very Good American Fine Cuisine, nice wine list (expensive).

• Union Grill – Good American style bar foods. Nice selection of beer and wine. (not expensive)

• Subway – Cheap fast food sandwiches.

• Quiznos – Cheap fast food sandwiches

• Bagel Factory – Good fast food: sandwiches, soups, salads, breakfasts, coffee bar.

• Starbucks

Directions and transportation options to Pittsburgh:

By Air

Pittsburgh International Airport – IATA code PIT is 22 miles (approximately 45 minutes driving time) from the Carnegie Mellon campus. For more information, please visit FlyPittsburgh or call 412-472-3525.

Ground Transportation

Once you arrive at the Pittsburgh International Airport there are several transportation options to bring you to CMU or to your hotel:

Taxi service - The average taxi fare from the airport to campus is about $50, plus gratuity. There are typically taxi cabs outside of the airport, but if you need to call a service, call Yellow Cab (412-321-8100) or Classy Cab (412-322-5080).

Rental Car - You can rent a car on-site at the Pittsburgh International Airport. For more information, including a list of car rental agencies and phone numbers, please refer to the transportation services section of the Pittsburgh International Airport website.

Public Bus Transportation with Port Authority Transit - The 28X Airport Flyer bus stops in the heart of the CMU campus and typically takes 45 minutes en route to the airport. The trip is free for Carnegie Mellon students and costs $3.75 for other passengers. For more information about schedules and rates, please visit the official PAT website or call 412-442-2000.

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