University Architect


year-end info

In order for products to be encumbered under the current fiscal year, we ask that all Services Requests for furniture be submitted prior to MAY 1.  Please be aware of the Controller's purchase order and budget transfer deadlines -  you can read their Year End Closing Guidelines here.

frequently asked questions

Please review our Furniture FAQs for important purchasing information.


Here is a listing of commercial manufacturers that are currently on buying contracts (competitive bid) through a furniture dealer.


The majority of furnishings purchased through a furniture dealer are under warranty. Please contact your OUA Project Manager or the furniture dealer with your issue to see if it is covered under warranty before submitting a service request for Facilities to repair.

DESK chairs

Below is a listing of desk chairs that have been pre-approved for use across campus. All of these chairs have features to make them suitable for any user:  adjustable seat depth/height, adjustable arm height/width, contoured back with tension control, and some with additional lumbar supprt.  

We have some of the chairs listed below (Hon- Nucleus;  Humanscale- World;  Sit On It- Amplify, Focus, Wit;  Steelcase- Think; HM- Aeron) available for you to sit in and test out on the 2nd floor of Plant Services.  Please contact Stephanie Harper at to make an appointment.  Prices listed are for budget purposes only.  Shipping/delivery charges are appox. $75 per chair.  See HELP below if you require a firm quote.

DESK chairs - priced under $500
DESK Chairs - priced OVER $500

Sit to Stand options for existing desks:


Here is some approximate pricing to aid with budgeting for new furniture.  Actual pricing will vary dependent upon the product type and finishes selected.  Delivery/installation charges are additional.  See HELP below if you require assistance.


Article in The Plain Dealer about office ergonomics. 

Here is a photo showing a good workstation setup.

Excellent Deskercise information to hopfully get you changing postures and stretching throughout your work day.  It's all about movement and variety - don't sit still at your desk all day.  Stretch.  Walk.  Take the stairs.  Work standing up.  You burn 20-50 more calories an hour when standing versus sitiing.  And remember, exercising 5 times a week for 30 minutes can reduce your risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure, and can help relieve neck, back, and joint pain.


If you need assistance with selecting products or obtaining quotes, please submit a Service Request.