Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
316 Robert St. N.
Saint Paul, MN 55101
Located at the core of the Saint Paul Business District, the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse stands seven stories. The building is named after Warren E. Burger, who was born in Saint Paul and served as Chief Justice of the United States from 1969-1986.
Property Manager: Cha You
For building service calls or more information, contact the Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse Service Desk using the contact information in the top right box on this page.
Public Hours and Access The building is open to the public 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). All visitors must undergo security screening and present a valid identity card (such as a state driver’s license or federal ID) before gaining access to the building.
Parking: Indoor and outdoor parking are available for tenants.
- Bio Hazard Mail Room
- ENERGY STAR® Rating
- FedEx Drop Site
- Fitness Facility
- Nice Ride (Bike Share)
- On-Site Nurse’s Office (Federal Occupational Health)
- Skyway Access
- Silver LEED Certified Green Building
- Underground Heated Parking
- UPS Drop Site
- U.S. Court's Informational Kiosks (1st Floor)
- Vending Room
Conference Rooms The Burger Courthouse has one joint-use conference room with a capacity of 43 on the second floor of the building. Reservations can be made by contacting the GSA office at (651) 290-4125.
Key Tenants The courthouse houses District, Appeals, Magistrate, and Bankruptcy Courts, as well as the U.S. Marshals Service, Veterans Administration, and U.S. Attorneys. The latest customer satisfaction survey (2012) resulted in a 97% "more than satisfied" rating (four or five on a five-point scale).
History and Architectural Features The Warren E. Burger Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse was completed in 1967 in the Brutalist and Modernist architectural styles. The exterior of the building is mainly marble but also granite and concrete. The building's interior was renovated during a four-year modernization project completed in 2008, and a time capsule was installed in the lobby to mark the event. It will be opened during the building's centennial in 2067.
Arts in Architecture
Charles Ginnever's Protagoras was installed in 1977 and was later integrated into the 2008 renovation project. The name of the sculpture refers to the philosopher Protagoras who focused on topics like virtue and political life. The sculpture is made of welded Cor-Ten Steel.