Zapwater was recently retained by Mary Cook & Associates, an award winning interior design and architecture firm. The company was founded by Chicago native Mary Cook who offers full scale interior architecture and design services to a wide range of clients, with projects including multi-million dollar renovations, landmark restorations, adaptive reuse, and new construction.

Over the past 20+ years, the company has grown to acquire national presence, implementing and managing hundreds of design projects across the United States. Their team is well known for designing spaces that deliver an emotional impact, demonstrating their unique ability to understand the demographic influences in specific markets and create exceptional interiors that cater to certain lifestyles.

Their projects include golf, yacht and country clubs, senior living facilities and residences, lobby and corridor design, fitness centers, residents’ clubs and other amenity spaces, and single and multi-family homes. Most recently, the Mary Cook & Associates team was tapped by Trump International Hotel & Tower® Chicago to execute five fully furnished residential model units with interiors that will reflect the diverse design needs and aesthetics of prospective buyers. The five model units range in size from 580 square feet (studio) to 2,742 square feet (three bedrooms) and were unveiled February 2, 2011. Zapwater coordinated individual media tours with top targets to showcase the units and is currently in the midst of organizing a media event in mid-February 2011. Confirmed features include Chicago Social’s March 2011 Design Issue and Chicago HOME + Garden Magazine.

Mary Cook & Associates was also taped by Chicago’s two ‘masters of rock,’ Angels & Kings and the Hard Rock Hotel to execute the design and installation of Angel & Kings Chicago, the city’s hottest nightlife destination, as it relocates to Hard Rock Hotel Chicago. The new venue, which replaced the existing lobby bar was unveiled to the public January 20, 2011. Zapwater was on-site to ensure that Mary Cook was interviewed by media and organized a key photo opportunity with Pete Wentz, the bassist for the music group Black Cards and one of the owners of Angels & Kings.

Cook’s success is a testimony to her drive and attention to detail. Her ability to anticipate client objectives and create a product that is both esthetically pleasing and functional is what drives her company’s success. Mary Cook & Associates continues to diversify its portfolio of projects and adapt to the ever-changing demands of its clients. For more information, visit