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UCSB Case Study – New Soft Seating & Repurposed Sofas

In Blog, case study, Lounge, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse by Morgan Dix

Summary This summer at UC Santa Barbara, we installed 70 premium sofas from our mid century-inspired Boulevard Collection. There were two highlights to this project. First, the timeline was extremely compressed. Second, because we have a local assembly plant in San Diego, we were positioned to reclaim a large volume of furniture from UCSB that was otherwise destined for the landfill. DCI’s Journey Into Soft Seating Before we jump into …

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Case Study – Travis Air Force Base

In Bedroom, Blog, case study, Government by Morgan Dix

Summary: DCI installed solid wood bedroom sets in a three-building cluster at Travis Air Force Base. The project presented unique challenges including installing new furniture in occupied rooms, removing, palletizing, and transporting the old furniture, and using a reach lift. Travis Air Force Base Travis Air Force Base is a U.S. Air Force air base under the purview of the Air Mobility Command, located in Northern California. In 2020, DCI …

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Southwestern University Case Study: Sustainable Purchasing

In Blog, case study, Climate Friendly Furniture, Green Manufacturing, GreenCertification, Local Sourcing, Nontoxic, Purchasing and Value, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Summary Southwestern University hired a Sustainability Coordinator and embraced a commitment to zero waste on campus. They reached out to DCI to provide them with sustainable zero waste furniture to furnish two of their residence halls. The Oldest University in Texas Southwestern University (SU) is a private liberal arts school in Georgetown, Texas, just north of Austin. Situated on a 780-acre suburban campus with 1,430 undergrads, the school was founded …

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Cal Poly Case Study: Increasing Occupancy and Cost Savings Plus A Big Sustainability Win

In Bedroom, Blog, case study, Occupancy, Purchasing and Value, Recycle by Morgan Dix

Summary: In 2017, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo hired DCI to introduce a new design standard on campus. In the process, we helped increase occupancy (and the bottom line) by turning 390 doubles into triples, saved the school a huge amount of money on a new wardrobe, and recycled 500 metal bed frames. A New Design Standard In late 2017, DCI was awarded a contract to introduce a new design …

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Case Study: Mid-Century Modern at UCLA’s Boulevard Apartments

In Blog, case study, Design Resource by Morgan Dix

Summary: UCLA Housing and UCLA Medical joined forces to buy a beautiful and stylish new apartment complex for their medical staff and graduate students. DCI furnished the apartment complex with a new premium mid-century modern solid wood collection on an accelerated timeline.  Case Study: Mid Century Modern at UCLA Project Name: Boulevard Apartments Project Location: Los Angeles, CA Dates: June 2020 Project Size: 122 bedroom sets, 70 dining sets Building …

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Case Study: USAG Daegu Shilla Tower

In Blog, case study, Design Resource, Lounge, Purchasing and Value by Morgan Dix

Summary: In early 2019, DCI furnished USAG Daegu Shilla Tower, a family housing apartment complex  in the South Korean city of Daegu. We developed a unique design solution to deal with compressed timelines. In the process, we created added value for our customer. Name: USAG Daegu Shilla Tower Location: Daegu, Korea Size: 90 sets of furniture Building Type: Multi-use Apartment Complex Project Team: Army Corps of Engineers & DCI Product List: Coffee table, End Table, …

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Case Study: The Bruin Shelter for Homeless College Students

In Beds, Blog, case study, Repurpose, Reuse, Student Engagement by Amos Kober

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. You see, Louis …

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Case Study: Duke University’s Crowell Hall & TROSA Moving

In Blog, case study, Recovery Friendly Workplace by Morgan Dix

Summary: In 2018, we installed 370 sets of bedroom furniture in record time at Duke’s Crowell Hall during an extensive renovation. Here’s the inspiring story of how we managed a dramatically compressed and challenging installation schedule. Case Study: Duke University Crowell Hall Project Location: Durham, North Carolina Dates: 2018 Building Type: Residence Halls Project Team: Duke, TROSA, DCI,Inc. Product List: Beds, Wardrobes, Underbed Storage, Desks Duke’s Crowell Hall Earlier this year, we had the …

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Case Study: UCSD John Muir College

In Blog, case study, Design Resource by Morgan Dix

Summary: In 2018, DCI installed modern locally crafted hardwood furniture at UCSD as part of their initiative to refurbish the storied John Muir College, a live learn community dedicated to nurturing and implementing green values and practices. A few years ago we collaborated with UCSD on their Mesa Nueva Graduate Hall project. We developed three unique custom-designed items to flesh out the functionality of their new graduate studio apartments. As a follow up, UCSD reached out to …

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Case Study: University of Maryland College Park

In Blog, case study, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

Summary: This University of Maryland furniture case study profiles the furnishings still in use after 35 years at UMD. Thanks to the sustainability and durability of solid hardwood, in addition to a savvy and well thought out management plan, that same furniture is still in use at College Park. Case Study: University of Maryland College Park Project Location: College Park, MD Dates: 1985-Present Building Type: Residence Halls Project Team: UMD, DCI,Inc. Product …