Furniture & Equipment

Studies show that design choices impact student performance. Learn more about flexibility, functionality, ergonomics and selection – from desks and chairs for the classroom; to equipment for a cafeteria, library or performing arts space; to outfitting sports, athletics and outdoor spaces.


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    Unique Seating Solutions for School Theaters and Gyms

    What brings a school community together more than a school theatre production or a home game? In order to accommodate spectators and audience members alike, seating must prioritize comfort and versatility. 10/23/2019

  •  Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

    Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

    As education principles continue to evolve, immersive learning environments offer an emerging and meaningful education tool. 07/23/2019

  • Building Trendy K-12 Schools

    The world of education is changing more quickly and more comprehensively than ever before. Two key developments are effectively changing the traditional design of K-12 schools. 07/09/2019

  • Trends in Education: View From the Industry

    Look inside for commentary from experts in the field who share their perspective on trends in education and the effect those changes will have on various learning environments. 07/01/2019

  • Wallace School Iowa

    Specifier's Report: Outfitting 21st-Century Educational Facilities

    Here's what administrators have to say about specifying products that best serve the needs of the school or district. 04/01/2019

  • Bringing 20th Century Education into the 21st Century: Why Technology, Flexible Learning Spaces and Maximizing Real Estate Are Becoming Non-Negotiables for Modern Schools

  • On-Campus Laundry 101

    Do your washers and dryers make the grade? Here are some of the things you can do to optimize your laundry room’s performance. 08/10/2018

  • movable furniture

    Planning for Movable Furniture

    An outdoor furniture installation on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the result of a desire to increase the use of campus spaces...and a helping hand from a coalition intended to strengthen community. 05/01/2018

  • digital signage

    Digital Signage: Everything Old Is New Again

    Take a look at how school administrators are putting digital signage to use, capturing the attention of digital natives, aka students. 01/01/2018

  • parking

    Parking Goes Hi-Tech

    Technology is transforming parking, adding cost-saving efficiencies and sustainability to a campus necessity. 07/01/2017

  • School furniture

    Furniture Style and Selection: A Learning Process for Everyone

  • Outdoor School Playground

    The Great Outdoors

    Creating attractive outdoor spaces for play and learning that and reflect and propel a school's philosophy and mission. 11/01/2016

  • Educational interiors

    Design for Today's Students

    Educational interiors flex to meet new demands as students look for connectivity, mobility, interaction, comfort and collaboration. 05/01/2016

  • Education interiors

    Details Matter

    Education interiors make a big difference. 05/01/2016

  • Digital Signage

    Reaching and Engaging Students with Digital Signage

    Planning and flexibility are key when developing digital resources for informing your campus population of news, opportunities and events. 02/01/2016

  • School Signs & Graphics

    Give Me A Sign

    Signs and the emerging graphics movement in schools. 02/01/2016

  • Outdoor spaces

    Outside the Walls

    Attention to a college or university's signature "look" should include outside features and furnishings. Outdoor spaces, their design, and what you put into them are vital elements of your institution's brand and mission. 12/01/2015

  • A Long Time Coming

    Furnishings for learning spaces are about to change for the better. 11/01/2015

  • campus signage and wayfinding

    Signs of Green

    Pursuing sustainability in campus signage and wayfinding offers a number of benefits. 11/01/2015

  • Life Cycle Costs

    Figuring Life Cycle Costs

    Buying furniture and equipment for K-12 school districts requires an analyst's mind. 10/01/2015

  • furniture is stating your brand

    Your Furniture, Your Brand

    Whether you're aware of it or not, your furniture is stating your brand. In giving it some thought, you’ll see that it’s all in the details. 10/01/2015

  • Campus Interior Design Value

    More Than Skin Deep: The Value of Interior Design

    Colleges and universities that don't have historic identities to direct interior design choices can still develop and furnish modern, desirable interior spaces where students want to study, be and stay. 04/01/2015

  • Classroom Sensory Elements

    Multiple Sensory Elements of Classrooms

    Study shows that sitting still does not equal paying attention. 04/01/2015

  • Trends in Higher Education Interiors

    Trends in Higher Education Interiors

    An increasing number of options in materials, furnishings and finishes is leading to vibrant, inviting design. 04/01/2015

  • Next Generation Learning Interiors

    The Needs They Are A-Changin'

    "Next-Generation Learning" is having a significant affect on interior design. 04/01/2015

  • Designing for Research

    Designing for Research

    Selecting the right materials in order to deliver a safe, efficient and technology-laden facility that can adapt to changing research directions can be a daunting task. 04/01/2015

  • School furniture

    Flipping for Student Success

    Furniture is an important and effective design component when planning and creating these learning spaces. 01/01/2015

  • Put IT There

    The products that physically support technology — lecterns, carts, cabinets and mounts — are an important component to consider when integrating technology into campus spaces. 12/01/2014

  • Classroom Furniture

    The Furniture Effect

    A look at ways to redesign learning environments through the use of furnishings and equipment. 11/01/2014

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    The Furniture Effect

    Colleges and universities are discovering how to use furniture to boost student interaction on campus. 11/01/2014

  • Furnishing and Equipping Student Spaces

    Furnishing and Equipping Student Spaces

    An unconventional commons in midtown Manhattan is designed with students in mind. 06/01/2014

  • student collaboration

    Working Together

    New school designed with student collaboration in mind. 06/01/2014

  • Sound System Design and Commissioning

    Use a model to make sure you will get the best results. 06/01/2014

  • 21st Century School Furniture

    Moving Education into the 21st Century

    Creating activity permissible classrooms. 06/01/2014

  • Flexible School Furnishings

    Flexibility Is Key

    Successful active teaching and learning depends on making the correct decisions about furnishings. 06/01/2014

  • Flexible Furnishing

    Furnishing for Flexibility

    Dynamic furniture, which can move and convert to serve more than one purpose, is available for a variety of campus spaces. 06/01/2014

  • campus furniture

    Don't Be Afraid To Ask (Your Students) Questions

    Students are creative, intelligent and resourceful and a great source of feedback when it comes to campus furniture. 06/01/2014

  • School Design

    School Design That Gets Inside a Student's Head

    School design that gets inside a student's head research has begun to quantify the effect of interior school design on the performance of students. 04/01/2014

  • classroom ergonomics

    Built for Comfort

    Understanding classroom ergonomics is about more than just buying a well-designed chair; it can also impact student health and success. 10/01/2013

  • Accessible Power for Students

    Powering Up Learning

    Power-enabled columns: at the Milan Center for Innovative Studies, Milan, Mich., power and data connections at structural columns give students a place to engage in self-directed learning. 10/01/2013

  • Furniture For Schools

    Furniture For Schools

  • School Floors

    It's Not the Destination, It's the Journey.

    Using floors as a way-finding method. 08/01/2013

  • Show Me the Way to Go

    Show Me the Way to Go

    Integrating the right signage into your campus can aid in building identity and marketing for use in the wider community. 08/01/2013

  • Visual Communication in Schools

    Building Identity

    Art can proclaim a building's identity while promoting educational goals. 08/01/2013

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    What's New in Restrooms and Locker Rooms

    Hygiene and vandalism resistance rank as key concerns in today’s more collaborative K-12 restroom and locker room designs. 07/01/2013

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    Flipping Classrooms

    How flipping classrooms will alter classroom design, furnishings and technology to help students learn more. 06/01/2013

  • Nature’s Classrooms

    The world outside has a lot to teach pre-K–12 students and educators are finally learning to take advantage of that world. Outdoor playgrounds and classrooms can help overcome the disconnect to nature caused by technology, enabling students to build 05/01/2013

  • Two (Uses) Are Better Than One

    Creating schools that are the center of our communities is one of the key factors in creating 21st century schools. As an amenity for all ages, performing arts facilities are able to actively engage the larger community — as audience, performer and p 03/01/2013

  • It’s Academic

    All-day kindergarten impacts learning spaces in several ways. At a basic level, many school districts offering all-day kindergarten find themselves deficient of instructors and space. A district with three kindergarten classrooms used by a morning and aft 03/01/2013

  • More Than Just a Floor

    Whatever the grade level or supplier, safety for budding dancers’ joints and durability is paramount. Add affordability and versatility — that is, a system that accommodates a range of movements, routines and dance genres — and the right fl 02/01/2013