University Architect


year-end info

The leadtime for furniture is typically 6-8 weeks.  Therefore, in order for products to be received and invoiced prior to Purchasing's year-end deadlines, we ask that all Services Requests for furniture assistance be submitted prior to MAY 1.

frequently asked questions

Please review our Furniture FAQs for important purchasing information.


Furnishings purchased through a furniture dealer come with a warranty period. 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.  See HELP below if you need further assistance.

DESK chairs

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

Some of the chairs listed below (HM-Aeron;  Hon-Nucleus;  Humanscale-World;  Knoll-Generation; Sit On It-Amplify, Focus, Wit;  Steelcase-Series 1, 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.  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 actual product and finishes selected.  Delivery/ installation charges are additional.  See HELP below if you require assistance.


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


Here is a photo showing a good workstation setup.

Article in The Plain Dealer about office ergonomics. 

"Sitting is the New Smoking" article from the Mayo Clinic.

Some Deskercise suggestions to help you stretch and move throughout the work day.  


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