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The William T. Golden Center for Science and Engineering | AAAS

The AAAS headquarters building has long been a standout among green buildings. Recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council in 2009 when it became the first redeveloped structure in Washington, D.C. to earn a gold LEED rating, the AAAS headquarters building achieved platinum status in December 2013.

Mailing address

1200 New York Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20005.

Visitors entrance


AAAS Visitor's Entrance | AAAS

All visitors should enter through the door at the corner of 12th St. NW and H St. NW.


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If you are meeting with an employee, please check-in with security. They will need to see an I.D. so that they can provide you with a temporary badge, then they will call your contact to come and meet you.

If you are attending an event in one of our 2nd floor conference rooms or the auditorium, you do not need to check in at the security desk. Once you come in the 12th and H St. entrance, take a right and go past the elevator bank and the AAAS Art Gallery. Continue until you see a flight of stairs on your left, which you can take to the second floor. The conference rooms are at the top of the stairs. Please speak with the security officer if you need elevator access.

Accessibility: The entrances to the AAAS headquarters provide access to the building for people with disabilities. Elevator service is also available to every floor. If you have any questions about accessibility, please contact the AAAS Building Management Office at 202-326-6419 or speak with the security guard when you arrive.

Driving directions

From Northern Virginia Take 395 North, keep left on to U.S. 1 (Downtown) toward 14th St NW in Washington. Continue onto 14 St. NW. Turn right onto New York Ave. NW.

From Maryland via 16th St. NW Take 16th St. toward Washington, D.C. and enter Blair Circle. Exit circle onto 16th St. NW. Take slight right toward Massachusetts Ave. NW. At Scott Circle NW, take the 4th exit onto Massachusetts Ave. NW. Turn right onto 13th St. NW. Turn left onto New York Ave., NW.

From Maryland via US 1 South Take US 1 South/Rhode Island Ave. into the District. Turn left onto US-29/11th St. NW. Turn right onto K St. NW. Keep right to stay on K St. NW and then turn left onto 13th St. NW. Turn left onto New York Ave. NW.


There are several public parking garages located nearby, as well as metered street parking.

Public transport

AAAS is located by Metro Center Station on the red, orange, blue and silver lines or via Metrobus. You can use Metro's Trip Planner to plan your route.

Facilities contact

If you have any questions about the use of our facilities, please contact the AAAS Building Management Office at 202-326-6419.