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Furniture for Colleges & Universities

Colleges and universities function more like small cities than as schools, providing faculty and students with the services they need and enjoy while on campus: entertainment, health care, exercise, food & dining, shopping, cultural opportunities, financial services, administrative resources and, of course, education, to name a few. When looking for furniture for colleges and universities, you need an interior designer and furniture dealer who can design and provide furniture for every facility type, including academic and non-academic spaces. You need Pacific Office Interiors.

Not only is Pacific Office Interiors a leading Southern California area interior designer and furniture dealer for educational institutions, we are a 2021 Best-In-Class Haworth Dealer in Los Angeles and a Certified California Small Business, Approved by the California Department of General Services, and a Local Small Business for the County of Los Angeles. Read more about our small business certifications.

Furniture for College and University Classrooms

Education at all levels continually evolves, requiring different space designs and flexibility to support year to year (or day to day) changes. Colleges and Universities need technology-enabled and easily reconfigurable classroom furniture that performs reliably over years and decades of use, such as:

  • Classroom chairs with an integrated tablet rest/work surface and power/network connections.
  • Technology-enabled tables.
  • Lounge furniture with or without a tablet rest/work surface.
  • Modular, easily reconfigured seating and tables for ad hoc collaboration.

College and University Lecture Hall Furniture

Faculty and students benefit from lecture hall furniture that is comfortable, reconfigurable and supports in-person and distance learning. Some examples from recent projects include:

  • Fixed seating, with or without a tablet rest/work surface.
  • Lecturer’s podium or lectern, all A/V and technology-enabled.
  • Tables and chairs for panel discussions.
  • Secure A/V and technology storage.

Let’s Talk About Your Design and Furniture Project

Whether your project is Corporate, Government, Education, Hospitality or Healthcare, contact us today to speak with one of our interior designers.

Furniture for University Laboratories

The academic discipline — physics, chemistry, biology — determines what specialized furniture a laboratory needs, but one requirement spans almost all modern furniture for colleges and universities: the ability to access technology in the lab. That’s why we design labs that integrate tech at every opportunity. We satisfy these requirements with:

  • Lab benches with 110 VAC power, USB charging ports and network connections.
  • Classroom chairs with an integrated tablet rest/work surface.
  • Reconfigurable tilt top tables and chairs.

Furniture for College and University Computer Labs

While computer labs aren’t new, their sophistication continues to grow. We’re seeing significant growth for these furniture types when designing computer labs:

  • Technology-enabled workstations.
  • Adjustable and standing-height work surfaces with power and network connectivity.
  • Computer “bars” with chairs.
  • Secure A/V and technology storage.

Furniture for Maker Spaces at Colleges and Universities

Students meet in maker spaces to design robots, build computers, master 3D printing, code microprocessors for special applications, and much more. This diversity of uses demands uniquely designed maker spaces, enabling creativity and experimentation and preparing students for a high-tech world.

The furniture we supply for colleges and universities maker spaces includes:

  • Heavy duty solid maple work surfaces on benches.
  • Work surface height swiveling stools without arms.
  • Secure A/V, tool, material and technology storage.
  • Racks and shelving for tools and materials.
  • Extensive power connectivity for line (110-220 VAC) and low voltages integrated with benches, racks and other furniture.

College and University Library Furniture

Traditional libraries change over time like every other academic facility, but one thing remains unchanged: libraries provide a quiet haven to research, study and collaborate. Students and library workers have specific needs for furniture for colleges and universities libraries like:

  • Strong and efficient shelving…and lots of it.
  • Power and data connections at seating and study areas.
  • Wifi closets securely located wherever possible.
  • Comfortable lounge chairs, sofas and tables.
  • Privacy nooks for individual study.
  • Secure A/V and technology storage and connectivity.

Let’s Talk About Your Design and Furniture Project

Whether your project is Corporate, Government, Education, Hospitality, Healthcare or something else, contact us today to speak with one of our interior designers.

College and University Administrative Office Furniture

Furniture for college and university administrative offices mirrors furniture for commercial office designs. However, one difference is the California law requiring fire-resistant file cabinets for specific student records. In addition to fire-resistant file storage, project managers and school administrators are asking for health and connectivity features in furniture for administrative offices:

  • Ergonomically correct task and conference room chairs.
  • Adjustable height desks and work surfaces that promote healthier work positions.
  • Tables and desks with power and network access capabilities.
  • Technology-enabled features in conference room furniture.

College and University Housing Furniture

College and university housing options range from traditional dorms to apartments. We’re creating designs featuring dedicated dining/cafeteria spaces. We’re also seeing a growing interest in onsite business/tech centers like those in hotels. Outdoor spaces have become more common, enabling students to relax, mingle and collaborate without walls. Administrators ordering furniture for college and university housing want:

  • Hospitality-style lounge chairs, sofas and low tables for lobbies and waiting areas.
  • Outdoor furniture for terrace and patio spaces.
  • Technology-enabled workstations, desks and chairs for business/tech centers.
  • Moveable chairs and tables, cafe height tables and perimeter cafe height dining surfaces.

Furniture for Childcare Facilities

Growing numbers of faculty, staff and student parents expect access to on-campus childcare facilities. In addition to a great convenience for the parents, child development students are putting their educational training to the test in an operating childcare environment.

Early childhood educators want their furniture for their college and university childcare facilities to include age-appropriate, reconfigurable and storable furniture like:

  • Age-appropriate moveable and stackable tables and chairs.
  • Collaborative work tables for class projects.
  • Ample storage for class and activity materials and toys.
  • Cubbies and shelving for students’ personal effects.

Student Health Facility Furniture

Colleges and universities operate a full range of health facilities like nurses’ offices, clinics, urgent care, sports medicine and, in some cases, major hospitals and medical centers. We supply all kinds of medical office furniture for colleges and universities including:

  • Fabric and surface materials engineered for rigorous cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Reception and waiting room furniture.
  • Exam room furniture.
  • Doctor’s office furniture.
  • Chairs with unique seat pockets that make cleaning easier.
  • Mobile medical carts.
  • Technology-enabled nursing stations.

Let’s Talk About Your Design and Furniture Project

Whether your project is Corporate, Government, Education, Hospitality, Healthcare or something else, contact us today to speak with one of our interior designers.

College and University Hospitality Furniture

Today, cafeterias, cafes, food courts and full-service restaurants are standard on-campus food service options. Many colleges and universities also provide food services in hospitality-style facilities serving alums, conference attendees, reunions, sports fans and others. Furniture that is popular in non-academic hospitality facilities perfectly meets the furniture for college and university hospitality needs.

  • Comfortable chairs and sofas, especially in lounge and lobby areas.
  • Side and coffee tables.
  • Furniture with integrated power and network capabilities.
  • Outdoor furniture for patios and plazas.
  • Buffet and serving tables.
  • Seated and standing-height dining surfaces, tables and chairs.

Furniture for Student Centers and Financial Aid Offices

Student centers incorporate cafes, dining, meeting rooms, school organization offices, recreation facilities and student support services, like counseling and financial aid. We design furniture for college and university student centers and financial aid offices with pieces like:

  • Lounge seating and tables for waiting areas.
  • Ergonomically correct task and counseling chairs.
  • Adjustable height desks and work surfaces that promote healthier work positions.
  • Outdoor tables and chairs for open-air cafes, patios and plazas.

Furniture for College and University Common Spaces

Many campus buildings include common areas encouraging students to gather, mingle, relax and participate in study groups. Popular furniture for college and university common space designs includes:

  • Casual and quirky chairs, sofas and tables throughout common spaces.
  • Outdoor tables, chairs and market umbrellas for open-air cafes, patios and plazas.
  • Desks, tables, chairs, lounges and other furniture for Student Organizations and Groups

Furniture for Sports and Events Facilities

Today’s campuses feature sports facilities, conference centers and theaters, enabling the college or university to support student-athletes, enrich the campus’s cultural life and share knowledge through conferences and seminars. Facility managers need furniture for college and university sports and events facilities that include:

  • Hospitality suites and food service areas at stadiums and arenas.
  • Locker rooms – benches, lockers and massage chairs.
  • Staff, coaching and event organizer offices.
  • Restaurants and cafeterias.
  • Sports Medical Facilities

Your Source of Furniture for Colleges and Universities

You have a choice when specifying furniture for your college and university expansion and renovation projects. You can choose between dealing with multiple furniture vendors, each of whom focuses on furnishing a single type of space, or working with Pacific Office Interiors. POI designs for every space your project entails. And we fill the project with the most appropriate, highest quality furniture available.

So, if you are a Facilities Manager or Administrator looking for furniture for your college or university, contact us today to discover the value of dealing with a full-service company like Pacific Office Interiors.

Let’s Talk About Your Design and Furniture Project

Whether your project is Corporate, Government, Education, Hospitality, Healthcare or something else, contact us today to speak with one of our interior designers.

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