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Bren Hall features several conference rooms that serve faculty, students, and guests for teaching seminars, meetings, presentations, and executive programs. Rooms in Bren Hall may be reserved for student, staff, and faculty meetings, interviews, presentations, Bren classes, student club meetings, and events.

On this page are room descriptions, accessibility info, and reservation info for the meeting and conference rooms in Bren Hall: 

Reservable Rooms and Meeting Spaces

Colloquium Room (Bren Hall 1414)

Reserve this room

Interior of a lecture hall
  • 1,531 square feet; lecture theater/multi-media room
  • Located on the first floor of Bren Hall
  • 100 person capacity, stadium-style seating
  • State-of-the-art distance-learning capabilities
  • The primary teaching space for environmental economics, business, law, and policy education

Amenities: Podium; Computer with internet connection; Wifi; Projector with motorized screen; Whiteboard; Chalkboard

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible; Wheelchair elevator for lower level; Automatic door with push button; Nearby bathroom

Seminar Room (Bren Hall 1424)

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Interior of a lecture room
  • 1,355 square feet; lecture room
  • Located on the first floor of Bren Hall (next to the Colloquium Room 1414)
  • 48 person capacity, two-person tables
  • Audio-visual equipment includes projection screens that enable simulcast from Colloquium Room presentations, in the event of BH 1414 overflow

Amenities: Podium; Computer with internet connection; Wifi; Projector with motorized screen

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible; Nearby bathroom

Dean's Conference Room (Bren Hall 2436)
Deckers Outdoor Corporation Terrace (attached)

Reserve this room. Conference room and terrace must be reserved together, and by faculty and staff only

Interior of a conference room

Dean's Conference Room:

  • 544 square feet; conference room with windows overlooking the Deckers Terrace and Pacific Ocean
  • Located on the second floor of Bren Hall
  • Seats 16-20 people comfortably around the conference table. Seating for 25 is available if needed
  • Booked along with Deckers Terrace, which is attached and accessible via double doors in this room
  • Adjacent to indoor kitchen with sink and dishwasher that can be used by staff only during special events

Amenities: Motorized screen and data projector; Computer and internet connection; Wifi; Audio inputs; Podium; DVD player and VCR

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible by elevator; Automatic door with push button
 

Outdoor terrace and view of ocean

Deckers Outdoor Corporation Terrace:

  • 1,420 square feet; uncovered outdoor terrace overlooking Pacific Ocean and Ocean Road
  • Located on the second floor of Bren Hall
  • 80-100 person capacity. Seating for up to 80 people using 8-person round tables (tables and chairs not provided)
  • Booked along with Dean's Conference Room, which is attached and accessible via double doors
  • Adjacent to indoor kitchen with sink and dishwasher that can be used by staff only during special events

Amenities: Outdoor electrical outlets

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible by elevator; Nearby bathroom

Sycamore Room (Bren Hall 1510)

Interior of a meeting room

Reserve this room

  • 494 square feet; meeting room
  • Located on the first floor of Bren Hall just off the central courtyard
  • 33 person capacity, 22 chairs with folding desktops (mix of left and right handed)

Amenities: Motorized screen and data projector; Computer and internet connection; Wifi; Podium; Whiteboard; DVD player and VCR

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible; Nearby bathroom

Oak Room (Bren Hall 1520)

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  • 369 square feet; meeting room
  • Located on the first floor of Bren Hall just off the central courtyard
  • 24 seats available, or seating for 12 around a conference table

Amenities: Motorized screen and data projector; Audio inputs; Computer and internet connection; Wifi; Podium; DVD player and VCR

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible; Nearby bathroom

Pine Room (Bren Hall 3526)

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  • 421 square feet; meeting room
  • Located on the third floor of Bren Hall
  • Seats 18 people around a long conference table; Room capacity of 28 people

Amenities: Motorized screen and data projector; Audio inputs; Computer and internet connection; Wifi; Podium; DVD player and VCR

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible by elevator; Nearby bathroom

Bonsai Room (Bren Hall 4327)

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  • 140 square feet; small group meeting room
  • Located on the fourth floor of Bren Hall
  • Seats 6 people; Room capacity of 7 people

Amenities: Large wall-mounted screen monitor; Computer with internet connection and camera; Wifi; Whiteboard. There is no AV equipment in this room.

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible by elevator; Nearby bathroom

Manzanita Room (Bren Hall 4329)

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  • 157 square feet; small group meeting room
  • Located on the fourth floor of Bren Hall
  • Seats 6 people; Room capacity of 7

Amenities: Large wall-mounted screen monitor; Computer with internet connection and camera; Wifi; Whiteboard. There is no AV equipment in this room. 

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible by elevator; Nearby bathroom

Davidson Student Commons Workstations (Bren Hall 3330)

Not reservable

Room with couches and study tables

The Davidson Student Commons Room is an important part of student life at the Bren School. This common room has large, east-facing windows looking onto the courtyard below. Recycled and other materials that support sustainability were used for the casework and furnishings and energy-efficient lighting is used throughout. UCSB alumnus Jim Davidson (1990) endowed the space to provide Bren students with a place where they could gather and study while exemplifying the aesthetic value to be gleaned from sustainable materials.

  • 957 square feet; student commons room
  • Located on the third floor of Bren Hall
  • Seats: 13 workstations, 4 stand-up laptop docking stations, couch with coffee table, two (2) large round meeting tables with power strips that accommodate 6 people each

Amenities: Tables with power strips for devices; Wifi; Black and white laser jet printer

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible by elevator; Nearby bathroom
 

Edison International Visitors Center (Bren Hall 1410)

Reserve this room

Interior of a meeting room

The Edison International Visitors Center is the dedicated starting point for all tours of the building. A large-screen monitor linked to a computer serves as the central information hub, with “dashboard” software providing educational modules on key concepts of sustainability — including energy, water, transportation, climate change, and life cycle assessment. Exhibit displays allow visitors to examine materials made from recycled and renewable resources, many of which have been incorporated into the construction of Bren Hall.

  • 584 square feet; meeting and gathering space
  • Located on the first floor of Bren Hall
  • Seats 16 people: 7 around a conference table, 9 on sectional couches

Amenities: Large wall-mounted screen; Computer with internet connection and camera; Wifi; Sectional couches and coffee table; Conference table with chairs

Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible; Nearby bathroom

Interaction Terraces & Breezeways

Exterior meeting table on terrace

Not reservable; available for Bren community use

These four exterior breezeways are located in the office wing with three on the second floor and one on the third floor. Each breezeway consists of a recycled plastic round picnic bench that seats four. Two opposing walls have large whiteboards for brainstorming and collaboration (whiteboard markers available in the Dean’s Suite). The other two opposing walls are open, one for an entrance and the other for a view and fresh air.

 

Outdoor courtyard view from above

Michael J. Connell Memorial Courtyard

Not reservable; available for Bren community use

The Michael J. Connell Memorial Courtyard is the focal point of Bren Hall, with conference and meeting rooms opening out into this sunny 5,727 square-foot space punctuated with sycamore trees and wooden benches. The courtyard is located on the ground floor in the center of Bren Hall. It is wheelchair accessible and there are nearby bathrooms available on the ground floor.

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