Federal Reserve Board Building The Marriner S. Eccles Federal Reserve Board Building is more simply known as the Eccles Building or the Federal Reserve Building. Completed in 1937, the imposing marble building was constructed to house offices for the United States Federal Reserve Board. The architect, Paul Philippe Cret, had trained at the École des Beaux-Arts in France. His design for the Federal Reserve Building is a modern approach to Beaux Arts architecture. The columns and pediments suggest classical styling, but the ornamentation is streamlined. The goal was to create a building that would be both monumental and dignified.