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Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

316 Robert St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55101
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Exterior entrance and plaza of the Burger Federal Building and U.S. CourthouseLocated at the core of the St. Paul Business District, the seven-story Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse is named after Warren Earl Burger, the St. Paul native who served as Chief Justice of the United States from 1969-1986.

The courthouse is a Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certified green building and has earned an ENERGY STAR® rating.

Property Manager: Tim Scully

For building service calls or more information, use the contact information in the top right box on this page. For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Public Hours and Access The building is open to the public 7 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must undergo security screening and present a valid identity card (such as a state driver’s license or federal ID) before gaining access to the building.

Parking Indoor and outdoor parking spaces are available for tenants. Public parking is located nearby.

Building Amenities 

  • Biohazard Mail Room
  • FedEx Drop Site
  • Fitness Facility
  • Nice Ride (bike share station)
  • Nurse’s Office (Federal Occupational Health)
  • Skyway Access
  • Underground Heated Parking 
  • UPS Drop Site
  • U.S. Courts Informational Kiosks (1st Floor)
  • Vending Room

Conference Rooms The Burger Courthouse has one joint-use conference room with a capacity of 43 on the second floor of the building. Reservations can be made by contacting the GSA office at (651) 290-4125.

Key Tenants The courthouse is home to the U.S. District, Appeals, Magistrate, and Bankruptcy Courts, as well as the U.S. Marshals Service, Attorneys, and Veterans Administration. The latest (2012) GSA Tenant Satisfaction Survey resulted in a 97% more than satisfied rating (four or five on a five-point scale) with the facility and GSA services.

History and Architectural Features The Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was completed in 1967 in the Brutalist and Modernist architectural styles. The exterior of the building is composed mainly of marble with some granite and concrete features. The building's interior was renovated during a four-year modernization project completed in 2008. A time capsule installed in the lobby to mark the event will be opened during the building's centennial in 2067.

Art in Architecture 

View of Charles Ginnever's Protagoras.Sculptor Charles Ginnever created the courthouse's Art in Architecture piece, Protagoras, by welding together slices of Cor-Ten Steel. Installed in 1977 and included in the 2008 building renovation project, the sculpture is named for the philosopher Protagoras, who focused on topics like virtue and political life.

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Tim Scully
(651) 290-4128

Minnesota-Wisconsin Service Center (Minnesota Office1)
(612) 725-3813


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October 2014 Edition

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