Underwriters Laboratories

The UL Story

Around the globe, Underwriters Laboratories works to help customers, purchasers, and policymakers navigate market risk and complexity. Located in the lobby of UL’s Northbrook, Illinois World Headquarters, Kahler Slater’s innovative, high-end design captures the story of UL’s rich history of safety science to advance innovation, positioning UL as a forward-looking trusted partner in modern global supply, logistics, and manufacturing standards, compliance, and testing.

Selected as the partner of choice, Bluewater Studio executed a remarkable and impressive environment. This project, sophisticated in style and detail, encompasses a variety of high-end finishes, materials, LED lighting, and refined unique graphic applications, textures, and layers.

“Thanks, BW team, This is the most amazing corporate branding install that I have seen. The creativity, communication, cooperation, and teamwork were truly enjoyable, and the end-product spectacular.” – Vice President – Jones Lang Lasalle

“Bluewater Studio has separated your team from our pool of other partners. This distinction is due to your impressive attention to this project, general ease of working with you, and your final quality product. A sincere thank you from your friends at Kahler Slater.” – Environmental Branding Team Leader – Kahler Slater


Kahler Slater Environmental Branding


  • Project Management
  • Scheduling Management
  • Design Solutions
  • Cost Estimating
  • Prototypes, Mockups & Sampling
  • Construction Drawings
  • Fabrication & Installation
  • Lighting & Electrical Integration
  • Facility Interface Coordination
  • Artifact Handling