Finding your way around MD Anderson
The Access wayfinding system is here to help you find your way at MD Anderson. Access uses pathways, landmarks, signage and other tools, such as maps, to help guide you to and around our large campus. Inside our buildings, follow the Access pathway marked with blue dot Access signs and blue carpet stripes to the landmark.
How to Use Access
First, use the Access Internet site to get customized, printed driving and walking directions to your destination.
When you arrive at the MD Anderson campus, look for the street name and Numbered Entrance Marker of your destination.
Once inside an MD Anderson building, you can use an access touch screen kiosk to get more customized printed directions to your destination, or pick up a pocket-sized wayfinding map for more information about your destination and other amenities.
Then, follow the Access pathway, marked with blue Access signs and carpet stripes. Use your customized, printed directions to follow the signs and maps along the pathway that show you which direction to travel.
Once you arrive at the landmark, use the maps and signs to find your exact destination.
Note: If your landmark is an elevator, follow the Access pathway to that elevator. Once you arrive, an elevator directory will guide you to the correct floor.
What is a "numbered entrance marker"?
Numbered entrance markers are large signs that greet visitors and employees driving into the Texas Medical Center and MD Anderson Campus. Using the customized information available through the Access Internet site, visitors can easily identify the entrance marker for the entrance they need to use.
What is a "landmark"?
Landmarks are big, public spaces that contain a physical feature, such as an elevator, a piece of art or special architecture. For example, "The Tree Sculpture" landmark is home to a tree sculpture. Elevator lobbies—"Elevator R," for example—are also landmarks. Landmarks are all connected on the Access pathway.
What is a "pathway"?
The Access pathway is like a highway and uses signs and maps to lead users from landmark to landmark as well as to shuttle points and skybridges. Most often the pathway follows a hallway, but it can also use skybridges, elevators or corridors to connect users to destinations.