Evo A. DeConcini Federal Courthouse
405 W. Congress Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
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The Evo A. DeConcini Federal Courthouse, named for a former Arizona superior court judge who was also a former state attorney general, was completed in 2000. Designed by Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates and situated on the edge of the city, the courthouse forms a gateway to the desert and the mountains beyond. It is formed of two six-story towers connected by a glass bridge.
Property Manager: Joseph Torres
Public Hours: 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. 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 800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation
There is no visitor parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Public transportation is available via Sun Tran [a nongovernment website]. The Sun Link streetcar [a nongovernment website] stops directly outside the building or at the Ronstadt Transit Center 0.6 miles from the federal courthouse.
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment located on the first floor. ADA access is available at the main entrance to the building.
Major tenants are the U.S. District Court, U.S. Attorney's Office, and U.S. Marshals Service. In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 82% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale.
|AMENITIES||OPEN TO||LOCATION||HOURS OF OPERATION|
|Chaco's Downtown Cafe||Public||Ground floor, outside main entrance||M-F 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.|
|Vending Machines||Public||1st floor||24/7|
Artist Lita Albuquerque designed the summer and winter courtyards as the Gardens of Remembrance, which explores the changing relationships between a place, its inhabitants, and its history. For Jim Waid, the dramatic switchback stairs of the courthouse's main lobby are reminiscent of the trails that climb the side of a mountain or canyon. The sensuous colors and textures of Waid's enormous, multi-paneled Sonoran Spring mural lead visitors up these stairs. Their reward is a deeply personal and vibrant interpretation of the beautiful Sonoran Desert that surrounds the city of Tucson.
Access & Hours of Operation
The building is fully operational (lighting and HVAC services) from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Tenants may access the building 24 hours a day/7 days a week including federal holidays. A key card will be required for access at all times.
Key cards are available for tenant agency employees for all-hours access. All requests for key cards must be submitted through the tenant agency’s management to the U.S. Marshals Service to process. Their office is on the second floor in Room 2300. Their phone number is 520-879-6949.
Contract guard service is in place to protect the property and the tenants. Your help is needed; cooperation and awareness will help them do their job. Guards are on duty from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. For all emergency or security concerns, or if no guard is available please call FPS Denver Mega Center at 877-437-7411.
Joint Use/Shared Services
Standard services are commonly included as part of the rent charged by GSA as documented in the Occupancy Agreement. Reimbursable services are normally excluded from the rent and are funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Examples include after-hours lighting, special or after-hours cleaning, office space carpet cleaning, uninterruptible power services, and non-standard trash removal.
Maintenance & Service Requests: Please contact the GSA main line at 520-670-4742 during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, for janitorial, HVAC, elevator, lighting, or any other service provided by GSA in our building. A mechanic is on duty from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Custodial Services: GSA provides cleaning for assigned space equal to commercial cleaning for similar space. The following services are standard: vacuuming, sweeping and dusting; emptying trash; servicing restrooms, lobbies, corridors, and other common areas; servicing loading docks and platforms; and window washing. Carpet spot removal can be done on an as-needed basis. Overall shampooing is done as a reimbursable service and should take place on a regular basis to preserve the appearance and condition of the carpet.
Lighting/HVAC: Ten hours of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and lighting are provided at no additional cost during normal duty hours. Additional service outside this timeframe is available on a reimbursable basis with advanced notice to the GSA Property Management Office at 520-670-4742.
Utility Closets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the operations and maintenance contractor at 520-792-0731. Please do not install equipment in these closets without first contacting the GSA Property Management Office.
Tenant Controlled Space Alteration: Space alterations should not be performed without first contacting the GSA Property Manager. GSA can provide alteration solutions to meet your needs. Alteration projects are normally funded through a Reimbursable Work Authorization (RWA). Also, it is building policy that work that might disrupt building tenants (e.g. paint fumes, construction noise, etc.) be accomplished after standard building operating hours.
Occupant Emergency Plan: As the lead tenant in this building, the U.S. District Court is responsible for creating and updating the Occupant Emergency Plan. Please take time to become familiar with it, and participate in Building Security Committee meetings.
Displays: Please do not post or display any material outside tenant space without first contacting the GSA Property Manager at 520-670-4705.
Personal Property: Please do not put surplus items in building common space (i.e., corridors, elevators, loading dock, etc.). Doing so may impede egress should the building need to be evacuated. GSA will be glad to advise you about excessing surplus property.
Loading Dock: The loading dock is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A guard must be present at all times while loading dock doors are open, so it is imperative that the U.S. Marshals Service be informed at least 24 hours advance to make these arrangements.
If a vehicle(s) will be at the dock for more than one hour, it must be attended in the event it needs to be moved for other deliveries/services.
Deliveries: To minimize disruption to other occupants, we encourage tenants to arrange large deliveries outside of normal business hours. In the event of after-hour activities, the tenant will be responsible for arranging guard services by contacting the U.S. Marshals Service at 520-879-6949.
Recycling: Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the building-wide recycling program, which includes paper and cardboard. Any questions regarding recycling, please contact the GSA Recycling Program Manager at 520-670-4747.