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

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

1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612-5217

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Federal offices are located in the towers. Two low-rise wings connect to the towers. The north wing houses a U.S. Post Office and conference center with eight conference rooms and a 300-seat auditorium; the Oakland branch of the U.S. District Court's Northern District of California occupies the south wing.

Building Information

Property Manager: Jason Guerrero

Public Hours: 7:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. (North Tower) and 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. (South Tower) Monday through Friday (except federal holidays)

For more building information or service calls, see contact information at top right (or by scrolling down on mobile devices). For other federal government information, call 1-800-FED-INFO.

Parking and Public Transportation

There is no parking in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Six commercial parking lots are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via BART and AC Transit [a nongovernment website]. The nearest taxi stand is across the street at 12th and Clay Street.

Public Access

All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is available on the north side of the building at the main entrance on Jefferson Street.

Key Tenants

Major tenants are the U.S. District Court, IRS, Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Coast Guard. In the latest (2015) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 79% rated the federal building and GSA services four out of five on a five-point scale. Additional information for tenants >

Building Services

AMENITIES OPEN TO LOCATION HOURS OF OPERATION
Cafeteria Public 5th floor, South Tower M-F 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vending Machines Public Basement and VA waiting areas on 12th and 13th floors, North Tower 24/7
Post Office Public 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.
Health Unit Federal Employees Only 3rd floor, Room 376N, North Tower M-F 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Art

Your Memory Column by Joseph Di StefanoThe Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse curates several public artworks

Artists such as Oliver Jackson, Rolf Kirken and Joseph Di 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.

History and Architecture

Constructed in 1993 as part of the Oakland Redevelopment Project, the building is named after former congressman and Oakland's 48th mayor, Ronald V. Dellums. 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.

Awards

Building Owners and Managers Association named it The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) – International Award, Federal Building Category – in 1996, 1997 and 1998.

Last Reviewed 2016-08-08