Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
1301 Clay Street
Oakland, CA 94612-5217
View map [a nongovernment website]
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.
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.
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.
Major tenants are the U.S. District Court, IRS, Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Coast Guard. In the latest (2016) Tenant Satisfaction Survey, 80% rated the federal building and GSA services four out of five on a five-point scale. Additional information for tenants >
|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.|
The Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse curates several public artworks.
Kirken's Eagles resides in the rotunda.
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.
Building Owners and Managers Association named it The Outstanding Building of the Year® (TOBY) – International Award, Federal Building Category – in 1996, 1997 and 1998.