Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building
77 West Jackson Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60604
The 28-story Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building, located in downtown Chicago, features a state-of-the-art conference facility, food court with eating area, and a small convenience store. Built in 1991, the building is constructed of steel framing in the style of Mies van der Rohe and is named for former Olympian and U.S. Representative Ralph H. Metcalfe.
The Metcalfe Federal Building has received several awards in the past few years. It won the Office Building of the Year (TOBY) award from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) on the local level every year from 2008 through 2011 and won the North Central Region TOBY in both 2008 and 2011. The building also won an Energy Star® award for its energy efficient features in 2007 and was recertified in 2012.
Based on the most recent (2011) GSA tenant satisfaction survey, 79% of the building's tenants are "more than satisfied" (score of four or five on a five-point scale) with the facility and GSA services .
Property Manager: Brian Butcher
For service calls and more information, contact the Metcalfe Federal Building Service Desk using the information in the top right box on this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.
Public Hours The building is open 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must pass through security screening to enter the building. Main entrances to the building are located on the north (Jackson Boulevard side) and the west (Clark Street side). Entrance for the disabled is through automatic sliding doors on Jackson Boulevard.
Key Tenants The building includes offices for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Conference Center The building's Morrison Conference Center offers seven conference rooms to serve the business needs of federal agencies. The facility is fully equipped with sound, projection, video, and satellite capability and can accommodate up to 485 people. For reservations or more information, contact the conference center at (312) 886-7700.
Art in Architecture Frank Stella's The Town Ho's Story is one in a series of pieces the artist created based on Moby Dick. The sculpture, which is meant to capture "the spirit of the book," channels the intensity and drama of the chapter it is named after.
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/rhmfb.