I am remiss in sending this note! It was a pleasure meeting you the other day and I really enjoyed our conversation. We will certainly be on the look out for opportunities to work with you. In the meantime, can you provide me with a summary of the new exciting projects you have coming up? I know you mentioned the café area and the additional floor, but for some reason I think there was a third one. I think letting our manufacturing partners know what the MCA is up to will be of interest to them. Also, could you provide us with some information on renting the space? That may also be a good way to get them involved.
In the meantime, I thought you’d be interested in some items that came to mind while we were chatting.
The SE04 bench (pdf) from Haworth is a great public seating option. This one in particular came to mind because of the construction (it is built like a tank) and the seat back which can also be perched upon from the opposite side of the seat.
Another public seating piece is the LTB bench,(pdf) also from Haworth. It has an optional arm/back rest which again, is study enough to be perched upon from the side opposite the seat. The connecting tables allow for a variety of arrangements, as well, and it comes in straight and curved shapes.
Lastly, I want to make you aware of a purchasing program called US Communities. It is for any non-profit 501(c)(3) and is a competitively solicited purchasing contract. Haworth and another of or partners Groupe LaCasse are on the list, but you can use it for anything from office supplies to roofing materials. You can learn more about it here, and it is very easy (and free) to sign up. http://www.uscommunities.org/about/how-it-works/. I hope you find it of value!
Thank you again for your time!