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Bren Hall Rooms

Bren Hall features several conference rooms that serve faculty, students, and guests for teaching seminars, meetings, presentations, and executive programs. View room information for meeting spaces, outdoor spaces, and research and teaching labs.

Bren School community members may book the following rooms online. This is a self-booking service, no need to email Bren. You will be asked to login to the booking dashboard using your @ucsb.edu email address. Note: at this time self-booking online allows up to 14 days in advance only.

Rooms & Meeting Spaces

Colloquium Room (Bren Hall 1414)

Interior of a lecture hall

For reservations, email scheduling@bren.ucsb.edu

  • 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)

Interior of a lecture room

For reservations, email scheduling@bren.ucsb.edu

  • 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)

Interior of a conference room

Conference room and Decker's terrace must be reserved together, and by faculty and staff only. For reservations, email scheduling@bren.ucsb.edu.

  • 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

Conference room and terrace must be reserved together, and by faculty and staff only. For reservations, email scheduling@bren.ucsb.edu.

  • 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

Book this room online

  • 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)

Interior room with a table

Book this room online

  • 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
     

maple room (Bren Hall 3016)

Book this room online

  • Small room with round table and seating for 5
  • Quiet meeting or interview space; no technology amenities
  • Wifi access

 

Pine Room (Bren Hall 3526)

Interior room with a table

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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
     

Manzanita Room (Bren Hall 4329)

Interior of a meeting room

Book this room online

  • 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
     

Bonsai Room (Bren Hall 4327)

Interior of a meeting room

For reservations, email scheduling@bren.ucsb.edu

  • 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
     

Edison International Visitors Center (Bren Hall 1410)

Interior of a meeting room

Book this room online

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
     

Davidson Student Commons Workstations (Bren Hall 3330)

Not reservable; open to student community

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
Courtyard exterior with trees

Outdoor Spaces

Interaction Terraces & Breezeways

Exterior meeting table on terrace

Not reservable; open to community

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.

Michael J. Connell Memorial Courtyard

Not reservable. For special events, contact Bren's event manager.

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.

Research & Teaching Labs

Bren Hall features environmentally friendly state-of-the-art teaching laboratories where accessible leading-edge analytical instrumentation supports advanced research techniques. In addition to state-of-the art teaching labs and computing labs, Bren Hall is home to several specialized spaces and an impressive inventory of equipment and instruments to support high-level research. 

WATERSHED SCIENCE TEACHING LABORATORY (BH 1027)

  • 950 square feet; laboratory facility
  • Located on the second floor of Bren Hall
  • Serves as the primary staging area for field investigation, experimentation, and analysis for scientific research and teaching in hydrology, meteorology, physical limnology, and oceanography.
  • Amenities: Dedicated space for small teaching groups; Large whiteboard

BIOGEOCHEMISTRY TEACHING LABORATORY (BH 2015)

  • 950 square feet; Laboratory facility
  • Located on the second floor of Bren Hall
  • Supports the Bren School's interdisciplinary curriculum in biology, geology, and chemistry.

GIS/ENVIRONMENTAL MODELING TEACHING LABORATORY (BH 3035)

  • 950 square feet; Laboratory facility
  • Located on the third floor of Bren Hall
  • Supports the Bren curriculum in computational modeling, geographic information systems, and environmental information management.
  • Amenities: 36 high-end GIS workstations and 1 podium workstation; Dual projectors and amplified audio accessible from the podium location; Campus and departmental wifi; Large whiteboards.

STUDENT COMPUTING FACILITY (BH 3022)

  • The SCF is a general use computing space that offers a variety of individual workstations and collaborative spaces.
  • Amenities: 16 workstations; 4 large and 1 small collaborative work areas; Large whiteboards; Campus and departmental wifi; Color and black/white printers are available for printing needs

MICRO-ENVIRONMENTAL IMAGING & ANALYSIS FACILITY (MEIAF) (BH 1006)

The MEIAF is a state-of-the-art imaging facility for both academic and non-academic research. It features an environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) with X-ray microanalysis and a cold stage that together enable high-resolution imaging of hydrated specimens, observation of dynamic experiments such as crystal formation and dehydration, freeze-fracturing, and ultra-low temperature imaging. Applications range from microelectronics to forensic science. MEIAF comprises equipment and personnel, which together offer a wealth of new imaging possibilities for researchers in academia, government, and industry.

View MEIAF page with technology and rates information

Questions?

For questions about rooms and scheduling, contact scheduling@bren.ucsb.edu.

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