On April 23, 2009, 18 months after former Vice President Al Gore broke ground at the historic Naval Architecture Building on the north side of campus, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz opened Richard C. Blum Hall—a 22,000-square-foot contemporary and Craftsman-style wood, concrete, and glass complex that serves as the Blum Center’s headquarters. Previously, the Center’s operations and project teams were scattered across campus. Today, they are consolidated in a collaborative workspace designed for student and faculty innovators and their partners from across the world.
Note: The Blum Center does not provide room set up, posters, name tags, registration, website development, catering, or other event services. These are fully the responsibility of the your event planner(s). It is in your interest to visit the room prior to the event to plan logistics, etc.
Arrangements for A/V equipment rentals must be made at the time of the reservation request with the Facilities Manager for instruction on using the A/V systems. The per day A/V rates are as follows:
In no event will the Blum Center be liable for any loss or damage including – without limitation – indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever in connection with the use of the Blum Center’s equipment. The Blum Center does not warrant or make any representations concerning the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of the materials produced. It is the sole responsibility of the lessee to ensure media recordings are in compliance with copyright policies of the University of California and are informed by commonly accepted practices of the industry.
Webcasting and/or digital recording assistance may be provided by campus Educational Technology Services (ETS), provided they are available during the time of your event. It is the responsibility of the lessee to make arrangements with ETS.
Reservations are confirmed and guaranteed only upon receipt of all applicable forms and fees. It is not possible to place a “hold” on a room, other than by booking it.
Confirmation of all required arrangements and permits must be emailed to “Facility Manager” at email@example.com no less than seven business days before the event.
No reservation request is confirmed unless written confirmation is received by applicant from the Facilities Manager.
Due to a high demand in room rentals, cancellation fees will apply to confirmed reservations as follows:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information to request a room:
We will endeavor to reply to your request within 5 business days. If your request is urgent, please call the Blum Center Director of Operations at 510-643-5316. Please also take the time to review our rental policies and facility guidelines above.