First Presbyterian Church of Oakland was built in the style of a neo-Gothic cathedral. The building was designed by William Charles Hays, with Ralph A. Cram, the foremost ecclesiastical architect of that time consulting on the project. The exterior of the building features perpendicular proportions and elegant window tracery. The copper-clad spire rises 138 feet. The building is made of reinforced concrete, combed to resemble cut stone.
The Sanctuary was constructed in the form of a cross, and can seat 530 people on the main floor. The center aisle is 75 feet long, and the arched ceiling soars 53 feet.
The interior is English Gothic Revival, and boasts a collection of some of the finest stained glass windows in Oakland.
Within our grounds, we have:
Fellowship Hall which has a commercial kitchen and a stage for theater productions.
The Tudor Revival style Parish House with offices and meeting rooms.
A childcare and nursery.
An education wing with four classrooms.
A fifty-space parking garage.
A central courtyard.