Strictly Business

University of Washington Foster School of Business, Seattle, Washington

Design Team:
Principals: Kristine Matthews, Karen Cheng
Fabricator: Sticky

Sam Cook; Video: Nick Simmons

After the success of the Change Elevators and Business Is… installations, Kristine and her collaborator Prof. Karen Cheng were invited back by the Foster School of Business to design a new installation. This was slated for Dempsey Hall with a compact entrance and lobby, so the design solution could not take up valuable floor space. As the walls were clad in fir, the installation was integrated directly into these wooden slats. At first, the etched quotes—from Margaret Thatcher to Obi Wan Kenobi—seem wildly eclectic, but upon closer reading, a common thread emerges. View a two-minute video of the project here: (