Stephen F. Austin State University

Design Center

What is the Design Center

Furniture/Furnishings Purchases

Effective immediately the following changes have been implemented regarding the purchase of furniture/furnishings.

If you need to purchase furniture/furnishings only, a space modification form IS NOT required;

For furniture/furnishings only needs, contact the Design Center for a recommendation; ext. 1566,;

Furniture/Furnishings CAN NOT be purchased on a p-card or requisition submitted by the department unless recommended by the Design Center;

How to use the Design Center

  1. View the Design Center Standards Manual below to see what's available and what might best meet your needs. If you have additional questions before visiting the Design Center, e-mail
  2. Visit the Design Center and "test drive" chairs, desks, etc.
  3. Request space planning assistance available with onsite design assistant.
  4. Select your style, options and colors.
  5. Submit a requisition referencing the following information (or the onsite design assistant can enter the requisition for you)
    • Define the furniture piece and desired quantity: desk, chair, etc.
    • Identify the brand and model.
    • Identify all desired options.
    • Identify color selections.
    • Identify the TXMAS contract number.
    • Identify the prices matching the above choices.
  6. Once the requisition is approved, Procurement Services will place the order.

Design Center Standards Manual

The Stephen F. Austin State University's Design Standards Manual is a living document established to guide Architects and Engineers, as well as anyone who is commissioned to design, renovate and otherwise alter buildings and related facilities. It serves to consolidate and organize the range of institutional knowledge retained by the University Facilities Department Staff. This manual contains both recommendations and mandatory provisions. It is the responsibility of Architects and Engineers to produce the best life cycle cost building possible, within constraints of budget, and the University does not wish to handicap their efforts by insistence on blind adherence to inflexible requirements. This manual is intended to be updated annually or more often as needed.