BACKSTORY At DCI, we are big fans of Mid Century Modern (MCM) design. Recently, in partnership with UCLA, we had an exciting opportunity to develop a new furniture product line based on classic MCM design principles. In early 2020, UCLA Housing, in a joint venture with UCLA Medical, purchased a new contemporary apartment building on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Los Angeles. Acquired for UCLA Medical’s hospital staff—medical residents, fellows, …
BACKSTORY Every once in awhile you get the chance to contribute to something really important. As a company, we’re quick to respond to these moments because they they give special meaning to what we do. When UCLA student Louis Tse reached out to me and shared the story of his burgeoning Bruin Shelter for homeless college students (now called Students 4 Students), I knew it was one of those moments. …
UCLA wanted to upgrade the design standard for their off-campus housing. Working with UCLA’s Director of University Apartments, we tailored an elegant solution that blends sustainability, durability, modern design, and a sense of space. The project also featured a unique solution to help manage a surge in occupancy.
UCLA needed to upgrade their graduate housing and their design standard. Working with the architects and Rick Pulley design, we tailored an elegant solution that blends durability, sustainability, modern design, and a sense of space.
DCI partnered with Dartmouth College to build furniture for their residence halls made from trees harvested on their own land. The positive sustainability impact on the land, the school, and the students was multi-layered.
DCI has been supplying residence hall furniture to UC Santa Cruz for 8 years. In 2012, Housing Facilities reached out to us. They were having a problem with bed bugs.
Bed bugs are a serious problem that residence halls need to deal with swiftly. There are a number of reasons for this. First, bed bugs are parasitic and they feed on human blood just like mosquitos. Furthermore, they can spread quickly and lay hundreds of eggs, each one as tiny as a spec of dust.