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US Geological Survey Menlo Park Campus

Vincent E. McKelvey Federal Building on the U.S.345 Middlefield Rd
Menlo Park, CA 94025

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The Vincent E. McKelvey Federal Building was built in 1996 on the U.S. Geological Survey campus in Menlo Park. Also known as Building 15, it is the newest and largest building on campus, housing laboratories, offices and a library.

Building information

Property manager: Yolanda Bernal

Public hours: 7 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

The campus has an open parking plan. Public transportation is available via Dumbarton Express, VTA, SamTrans and Caltrain.

Public access

Buildings 1 and 20 are open to the public. All public visitors are required to pass through electronic security equipment on the first floor. ADA access is available at these buildings and the cafe.

Key tenants

Major tenants are the U.S. Geological Survey, Veterans Affairs, TSA, Defense Contract Management Agency, DHS National Protection and Programs Directorate, and GSA.

Find additional information for tenants on this page.

Building services

Amenities Open to Location Hours of operation
Tectonic Grill Public Building 20 M–F 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. (kitchen/grill closes at 2:30 p.m.)
Vending machines Public Building 3: 2nd floor
Building 15: 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors
GeoKids, an accredited, nationally recognized, non-profit parent cooperative providing high-quality childcare for children aged 3 months through pre-kindergarten Private Building 13 M–F 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Credit union Federal employees only Building 20: 1st floor M–Th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Art in Architecture

See the fine art collection at this building.

Occupant information

Access and hours of operation

The building is fully operational (lighting and HVAC services) from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays. Tenant access hours are 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including federal holidays. A key card will be required to access Buildings 2, 3, 3A, 4, 9E, 9F, 9G, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 20 at all times.


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 p.m. to 6 a.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.

Conference Rooms: Conference rooms are provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. Building 3 conference rooms: Rambo Room seats 190 and has internet and audiovisual connections; California Room seats 26 and has internet and audiovisual hookup; and Nevada Room seats 24 and has only a conference phone. Building 15 conference rooms: Room 3245 seats 45 and has a projector screen and conference phone; Room 3255 seats 30 and has only a conference phone; and Room 3017 seats 17 and has only a presentation screen.

The conference rooms are available for building tenants from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday excluding federal holidays on a first-come, first-served reservation basis at no cost. Room use outside these hours is possible through special arrangements with the GSA Property Manager and payment of overtime utility and security costs.

Please contact Amelia Redhill of USGS at 650-329-5136 or aredhill@usgs.gov to schedule use and give at least five working days notice if audiovisual assistance from USGS will be needed.

Building operations

Maintenance and service requests: Please contact the GSA main line at 650-329-4048 during the hours of 7 a.m. to 4 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 6 a.m. to 5:30 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; washing windows; and pest control. 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 650-329-4048.

Utility slosets: Tenant and tenant vendor access to electrical and telephone closets can be obtained by contacting the operations and maintenance contractor at 650-329-4048. 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.

Under the conditions above, if you are authorized to perform alterations within your space, you must adhere to all building-specific regulations with respect to contractor access, clearance procedures, and all other conditions governing general access and security controls relative to this building.

For any questions, please call the Property Manager at 650-329-4243.

Miscellaneous topics

Occupant emergency plan: As the lead tenant in this building, the U.S. Geological Survey 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 650-329-4243. Displays may be posted near entrances, but again, please contact the GSA Property Manager prior to taking any action. Displays are subject to removal if approval has not been obtained.

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 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Scheduling the use of the loading dock for deliveries, moves, etc., can be arranged through the GSA main line at 650-329-4048 or the GSA Property Manager at 650-329-4243.

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.

Parking: The campus has an open parking plan. We kindly ask that if any cars will be left on campus for more than three days that you advise the GSA Property Manager via email at yolanda.bernal@gsa.gov. Include the owner's contact information, make and model of the car, license plate number and duration the car will remain parked. For emergencies or after-hours information contact GSA at 877-437-7411.

Recycling: Tenants are encouraged to take advantage of the building-wide recycling program, which includes paper, glass bottles and jars, metal cans, plastic containers and cardboard. Any questions regarding recycling, please contact the janitorial contractor supervisors, Joe at jhilgen@hopeservices.org or Mayra at mzamarron@hopeservices.org, or the GSA Property Manager at 650-329-4243.