Finding Higher Education Furniture Solutions for Three Critical Spaces

As a designer, your clients rely on you to specify attractive, modern higher education furniture that’s also built to be durable, comfortable and last for years and years.

Finding this perfect balance is easier than it seems when you first identify a higher education furniture manufacturer that can help guide you through the process of specifying the right pieces for the right space.

When it comes to furniture for higher education, there are three primary spaces we focus on:

  • Learning Spaces – small study lounges, residences, library halls and more
  • Community Spaces – common areas, student lounges, and more
  • Faculty & Admin Spaces – small meeting rooms, faculty lounges, and more

According to our higher education furniture designers, residence life and facility managers are looking for a design that will achieve the key goals they have for each space.

Learning Spaces
From quiet library study corners to student residences and everything in between, areas designed for student learning need to provide a comfortable and effective working environment. At Blockhouse, our desks, chairs, and lounge tables are all designed to be comfortable, sturdy and hold up to years of all-nighters.

Community Spaces
Having students fall in love with the style and feel of campus is key to student acquisition and retention – both of which are tied directly to a university’s bottom line. Well-designed community spaces are key to this goal and need to be furnished to foster communication, exude style and personality, and function as an effective group study space. That’s why at Blockhouse we create each piece of lobby and lounge furniture to give you complete design freedom – hundreds of designer fabric options, multiple wood stains and finishes, and more. Even custom features like power outlets built into a sofa’s armrest.

Faculty & Administrative Spaces
Recruiting and retaining the best educators and administrators is an often overlooked goal of a university that a designer should keep top-of-mind. Faculty and administrative lounges, work areas and offices should be designed to reinforce the level of quality education those educators and staff are working to provide. They should give staff opportunities to collaborate together and with their students. At Blockhouse, our furniture for higher education includes durable and comfortable options so faculty can effectively work through long office hours all semester.

We’d love to work with you as you tackle your next university design project, from the start of the design process to the final install. If you’d be open to a conversation about any of the challenges or concerns described here, please feel free to connect with us.