Mary Cook, Founder And President Of Mary Cook Associates, Named CBJ ‘Woman Of Influence’

November 12, 2021

Since founding her commercial interior design firm Mary Cook Associates (MCA) in 1986, Taylor Johnson client Mary Cook has spent the last 35 years creating innovative interiors for many of the country’s top builders, developers and other CRE owners and operators. So, when Chicago Business Journal issued a call for nominations for its 2021 “Women of Influence” feature, we knew she would be a natural fit for the distinction and crafted a submission. It’s no surprise Cook was selected as an honoree, given her three-plus decades as an innovator and leader in her field, her work on high-profile projects such as the Tribune Tower Residences, and her pioneering use of psychographics to inform design decisions. Read her profile in Chicago Business Journal here for more about her experiences and achievements in the industry.

Most recently, Cook showcased her industry leadership with a series of MCA white papers that dive into design considerations for builders and developers today. The latest paper, titled “Living It Up,” identifies the “Five Ps” – Packages, Pets, Plug-ins, Play and Personal space/Privacy – that are significantly impacting design projects. It is available for download here.

Mary Cook, the president and founder of Chicago-based commercial interior design firm Mary Cook Associates, has been named a “Women of Influence” honoree for 2021 by Chicago Business Journal.


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