Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse

Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse 

Address: 1301 Clay Street, Oakland, CA 94612-5217
Building Manager: Jason Guerrero
Building Management Office: East Bay Field Office
Primary Tenants: IRS, Veterans Affairs
Parking: Metered and non-metered street parking nearby; parking garages directly across from the building
Public Transportation: 12th Street/City Center Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) station; AC Transit bus stops at 12th and Clay, 12th and Broadway, Broadway and 13th, 14th and Broadway
Public Building Hours: Monday through Friday (except federal holidays), North Tower 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and South Tower 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Photo ID required to enter a federal facility.

Directions to Oakland City Center [a nongovernment website]

Lunchstop Cafe 5th Floor, South Tower Breakfast M-F 6 to 10:30 a.m.
Lunch M-F 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Snacks M-F 2 to 3 p.m.
U.S. Post Office North Tower Auditorium Wing (Public access from courtyard, no security screening) M-F 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Box Lobby M-F 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Occupying two city blocks in the heart of Oakland's City Center, its two 17-story towers are linked by a 75-foot glazed circular rotunda at the base and a two-story sky bridge located at the 13th and 14th levels. The exterior is clad with beige and white limestone along with tinted green glass and the towers are capped by pyramids of stainless steel.

Two five-story wings connect to the towers, creating a landscaped plaza that leads to the rotunda main entrance. One of the wings houses the Oakland branch of the United States District Court's Northern California district; the other a U.S. Post Office and conference center with eight conference rooms and a 300-seat auditorium.

Constructed in 1993 as part of the Oakland Redevelopment Project, the building is named after former Congressman and Mayor of the City of Oakland, Ronald V. Dellums.

Art in Architecture: The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse curates several art pieces. Artists such as Oliver Jackson, Rolf Kirken and Joseph De Stefano display permanent sculptures outside in the Clay Street plaza. Kirken's Eagles resides in the rotunda. Inside, Arthur Stern, Mary Lovelace O'Neal and Ed Carpenter showcase their works of art.

Last Reviewed 2016-04-21