University Architect


year-end info

Per the Controller's Office policy, an item should be received before JUNE 30 to be encumbered in the current fiscal year, regardless of whether the order is under $2500 (SOF) or over (PO).  Therefore, we ask that all Service Requests for furniture be submitted by MAY 1 in order to allow enough time to meet/discuss your needs, get quotes, approvals, orders placed, and have the items delivered/installed and invoiced prior to June 30.  Please note that even with this May 1 deadline, certain items may need to be "quick ship" (ie. in stock) and therefore limited in size and finish options.

You can read the Controller's Year-End Closing Guidelines here.

frequently asked questions

Please review our Furniture FAQs for important information.


Here is a listing of commercial manufacturers that are currently on a buying contract.

DESK chairs

Below is a listing of desk chairs that have been pre-approved for use across campus.  Some of these (Hon- Nucleus;  Sit On It- Amplify, Focus, Wit;  and Steelcase- Think) are 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.  Shipping/delivery charges are appox. $75 per chair.  Prices listed are for budget purposes only.  See HELP below if you require a firm quote.

DESK chairs - priced under $500
DESK Chairs - priced OVER $500
  • L-shaped workstation info coming soon
  • U-shaped workstation info coming soon
  • Sit to Stand options for existing desks:

Article in The Plain Dealer about office ergonomics.


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