Driven by the principals of authenticity and a genuine respect for investigation, Josh brings an unparalleled energy and expertise to Mary Cook Associates as creative director. A champion of design + positive change, Josh has the innate ability to see beyond a client’s vision delivering highly engaging, human-centered environments. His laser eye for detail, superior technical and interpersonal skills, inspires, energizes and builds teams for collaboration and success.
Before joining Mary Cook Associates, Josh was a studio instructor for the College of Design at Iowa State University. After relocating to Chicago, Josh joined a prominent Chicago architectural firm assisting in all phases of design for domestic and international commercial, residential and hospitality projects. He continued designing domestic and international luxury hospitality projects at a global hotel design and development firm.
Originally from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Josh received his Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Fine Arts in Interior Design from Iowa State University where he continues to guest lecture and mentor undergrads. He was published in Interior Design Magazine and also featured in an ISU national television commercial. When he’s not creating beautiful spaces, you can find Josh playing the piano, eating good food and drinking good beer, or on a plane (destination anywhere + everywhere).