Property Manager: Thomas Houska
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 1-800-FED-INFO.
Parking and Public Transportation
There is no parking available in the building for the general public. Metered street parking is nearby. Commercial parking lots are within walking distance to the building. Public transportation is available via Fresno Area Express (FAX), operated by the city of Fresno as a public service.
All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment.
Major tenants are the U.S. District Court, U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and U.S. Attorneys. In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 81% rated the federal building and GSA services four or five on a five-point scale. Additional information for tenants >
|AMENITIES||OPEN TO||LOCATION||HOURS OF OPERATION|
|Vending Machines||Public||2nd floor near elevator banks||24/7|
|Fitness Center||Federal Employees Only||Sub-basement||M-F 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.|
|Health Unit||Federal Employees Only||4th floor room 4240||Tu, W, Th 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.|
Among the civic artworks at the courthouse is a landscape installation called Once Upon a Time in Fresno by Doug Hollis and Anna Valentina Murch. It covers nearly the entire 1.5 acres of the public garden between the street and the courthouse entrance. While paying homage to the San Joaquin Valley’s complex ecology, the installation also blurs the boundaries between the inside and outside of the building. The artists have used plant life and earth forms to emphasize the region’s special character.
History and Architecture
Completed in 2005, the courthouse is the largest building of recent vintage in Fresno. The design gives human scale to its mass in several ways. Most notable is the building’s distinctive system of precast concrete wall panels. Through a variety of details, no two façades are alike.
While the design gives the highest priority to the security of the building’s occupants, it still engages in brisk dialogue with the street and the city. The emphasis at the main public levels is on transparency. Broad views from the outside to the interior serve as a metaphor for the accountability our justice system must guarantee. From the inside, the sweeping views connect the courthouse to the world it serves.