The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) is and NSF and UC Berkeley funded research center above the Berkeley Campus .
The building is distinguished by a lot of natural light and spaces for casual interaction.
The main lecture hall at MSRI with the large sliding blackboards and state of the art AV equipment.
In addition to the large lecture hall there are smaller lecture rooms. In general there are many informal interaction spaces. A large tea area and many blackboards sprinkled throughout the building. It has a blackboard outside.