Vice President of Design Development
Josh Kassing brings investigative curiosity and creative authenticity to Mary Cook Associates where champions design + positive change. A savvy communicator, he sees beyond a client’s vision to deliver highly engaging, human-centered environments. His energetic personality coupled with a keen ability to meld architecture, interior design and visual elements energizes and inspires collaborative teams and ensures project success. Josh joined MCA in 2017 as Creative Director and advanced to VP Design Development just two years later. Earlier in his career, he worked at SOM (Skidmore, Ownings, and Merrill), a prominent Chicago architectural firm, on all phases of design for domestic and international commercial, residential and hospitality projects. He also designed domestic and international luxury hospitality projects for The Gettys Group, a global hospitality firm Josh is a regular go-to source for the industry where he offers contemporary perspectives through published articles and presentations at conferences. His article, “Refresh Your Space Like a Pro,” is posted on M/I Homes’ website. His futuristic designs appeared in Interior Design Magazine and he was featured in a national television commercial highlighting successful graduates from his alma mater. 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 also served as a studio instructor for the College of Design. He continues to guest lecture and mentor undergrads there. When he’s not creating beautiful spaces for MCA, Josh is busy transforming and flipping upscale vintage urban residences. You can also find him playing the piano, eating good food and drinking good beer, or on a plane (destination anywhere + everywhere).