Residential Press

CS Interiors – 2012 Winter Issue

4717 N. Paulina Chicago, Il.

Features a description of this craftsman style home in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago.


Going Door to Door in Lake View
Chicago Magazine Video Tour - August 19, 2010

Dennis Rodkin

Going Door to Door in Lake View


425 Sheridan
Chicago Tribune | Highland Park Local Business - April 28, 2010

'COOK ARCHITECTURAL Design Studio Moved to the Merchandise Mart'


Chicago Tribune l Homes Section 6 - January 29 2010

Leslie Mann

'The 21st Century Craftsman Home'

Features Baer's Residence in Glencoe, Illinois.



True/Slant Web Article - August 31, 2009

Marjie Killeen

'Architect's advice - little things that make your home work'

Features home design tips from Charles Cook.

* All items prior to 2009 were based on work by MCA, Inc.
LUXE Magazine – 2008 Volume 2 Issue 2

Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

‘Bucolic Beauty’

Features new construction of shingle-style, ‘Something’s Gotta Give’ inspired lake home.


Portico Magazine – 2008 Spring Issue

701 Euclid, Highland Park, Illinois

1852 Barry, Chicago, Illinois

Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

‘Class Notes’

Features multiple award designations for excellence in design.

This Old House Magazine – December 2007 Issue

1518 Central, Wilmette, Illinois

'Color By Number'

Features mudroom color effects based on room lighting.


Licensed Architect Magazine – 2007 Winter Issue

Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

701 Euclid, Highland Park, Illinois

1852 Barry, Chicago, Illinois

‘2007 Design Awards’

Highlights award winning project design in Single-Family Residential and Interior Architecture categories of ALA Design Awards.

Kitchen Trends Magazine – 2007 Vol. 23 No. 8

Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

‘Lakeside Retreat’

Highlights clean, simple kitchen design features.

Dream Homes Chicago Book

Brian G. Carabet and John A. Shand

Published by: Panache Partners, LLC

Private Residence, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

510 Brier Hill, Deerfield, Illinois

Features firm and professional profiles specifically referencing two challenging projects.

Complete Home Storage Book

Jeanne Huber

Published by: Sunset Books

78 Woodley, Winnetka, Illinois

240 Melrose, Kenilworth, Illinois

‘Bedrooms: Closets’

Features explanation and visuals of different types of closets including advantages for each.

Closets Magazine – 2006 February Issue

78 Woodley, Winnetka, Illinois

810 Ridge, Lake Forest, Illinois

'Suite Dreams'

Features well-planned storage elements incorporated into decadently luxurious closet and master bedroom spaces; as well as laundry/craft room solutions.

Kitchens & Baths Magazine – 2006 Vol.16 No.1

422 10th Street, Wilmette, Illinois

‘Doors of Opportunity’

Features unique design solutions that evoke function and flow to the renovated spaces and continuity to the new spaces.

Portico Magazine – 2005 Winter Issue

Stonebridge of Lake Bluff, Lake Bluff, Illinois

‘UM TCAUP Grads form Myefski Cook’s Stonebridge Team’

Features design and planning of new development as well as team member bios.


This Old House Magazine – 2005 May Issue

1518 Central, Wilmette, Illinois

‘Mess Hall…No More’

Features a guide to planning the perfect mudroom.

BUILDER Magazine – May 2005 Issue

240 Melrose, Kenilworth, Illinois

‘Elegant Touch’

Recognition of Water Mark Award distinction for the dressing room in this Private Residence.

This Old House Magazine – March 2005 Issue

1518 Central, Wilmette, Illinois

‘House Calls’

Features kitchen renovation of a 1920’s bungalow.

Home & Garden Television, ‘New Spaces’

2011 Chestnut, Wilmette, Illinois

Features renovation of galley-style kitchen, powder room, and breakfast nook into a contemporary, open kitchen.

Kitchens & Baths Magazine – 2004 Vol.8 No.6

810 Ridge, Lake Forest, Illinois

‘Spin Cycles’

Features renovation of former servants’ quarters into functional and comfortable laundry/craft room.

House Beautiful Magazine – 2004 Winter Issue

Makeover Showhouse, Glencoe, Illinois

‘Sweet Home Chicago’

Features design and renovation of master bath.

Chicago Home & Garden Magazine – September/October 2004 Issue

1518 Central, Wilmette, Illinois

‘Tight & Timeless’

Features First Place Award recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Kitchen & Bath Ideas Magazine – September 2004 Issue

247 Chestnut, Winnetka, Illinois

‘Look of the Irish’

Features kitchen renovation drawing from Celtic heritage, traditional character, and country warmth.

Stone Business Magazine – August 2004 Issue

240 Melrose, Kenilworth, Illinois

‘NKBA Design Competition 2004’

Features First Place Award recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine – April 2004 Issue

240 Melrose, Kenilworth, Illinois

‘Inspired Designs’

Features First Place Award recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Chicago Home & Garden Magazine – January/February 2004 Issue

5905 Upper Straits, West Bloomfield, Michigan

853 Grove, Glencoe, Illinois

240 Melrose, Kenilworth, Illinois

‘Kitchens & Baths’

Features projects awarded by the Chicago Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Home & Garden Television, ‘New Spaces’ - 2003

5905 Upper Straits, West Bloomfield, Michigan

6065 Upper Straits, West Bloomfield, Michigan

Features new construction and addition/renovation.

Luxury Home Magazine - 2003

853 Grove, Glencoe, Illinois

Recognition of Chicago Home Book Gold Award for stair railing design.

Chicago Tribune Newspaper, ‘Your Place’ – October 10 2003

1852 Wellington, Chicago, Illinois

‘A bar where everyone knows your name’

Features renovation that provides authentic bar feel conveniently located at home.

Chicago Home & Garden Magazine – Fall 2003 Issue

320 Country, Glenview, Illinois

‘Kitchens & Baths’

Features Third Place Award recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Chicago Tribune Newspaper, ‘Your Place’, March 14 2003

‘Thinking Big? Upgrade: When adding on, keep faith to old design’

Features design expertise from Charles S. Cook regarding adding-on vertically.

Home & Garden Television, ‘New Spaces’ - 2002

486 Greenleaf, Glencoe, Illinois

Features restoration of historic coach house originally designed by George W. Maher.

Glencoe News Newspaper, ‘People and Promotions’ - 2002

‘Cabinetry principal earns top honors’

Glencoe News Newspaper, ‘Your Local News’ - 2002

‘The Merchants of Glencoe’

Chicago Home & Garden Magazine – Fall 2002 Issue

Private Residence, Highland Park, Illinois

810 Ridge, Lake Forest, Illinois

‘Kitchens & Baths’

Features award recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Licensed Architect Magazine – 2002 Vol.6 No.1

‘Our Featured Architects’

Featured firm design philosophy, experience and current projects.

Home & Garden Television, ‘New Spaces’ - 2001

240 Melrose, Kenilworth, Illinois

1171 Hohlfelder, Glencoe, Illinois

2512 Hurd, Evanston, Illinois

Features “before” and “after” photos.

Home & Garden Television, ‘New Spaces’ - 2001

1518 Central, Wilmette, Illinois

614 Drexel, Glencoe, Illinois

1433 Kenilworth, Glenview, Illinois

Features before and after photos.

Updating Classic America Bungalows Book - 2001

M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman

Published by: The Taunton Press, Inc.

1518 Central, Wilmette, Illinois

‘Changing the Species’

Features a sensitive and well-done example of changing typology.

Chicago Home & Garden Magazine – Fall 2001 Issue

515 Essex, Kenilworth, Illinois

‘Kitchen & Bath Winners’

Features Second Place Award recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

American Bungalow Magazine – Spring 2001 Issue

1518 Central, Wilmette, Illinois

‘Not Your Typical Tudor’

Features renovation and addition to bungalow recognized for design sensitivity.

Home & Garden Television, ‘New Spaces’ - 2000

867 Grove, Glencoe, Illinois

Features the expansion and renovation of the master bedroom suite.

Chicago Home & Garden Magazine – Fall 2000 Issue

867 Grove, Glencoe, Illinois

‘Kitchen Winners’

Features Second Place Award recognition from the Chicago Chapter of the National Kitchen and Bath Association.

Chicago Tribune Magazine, September 10 2000

100 East Huron, Chicago, Illinois

‘Up, up and away’

Features an inside look at design utilized in Michigan Avenue penthouses.

Chicago Home Book - 1999

Published by: Idea Corp., Inc.

Features an essay by Charles S. Cook on residential design.

Traditional Home: Signature Style Book - 1999

Published by: Meredit Books

240 Melrose, Kenilworth, Illinois

‘Achieving Timeless Ease’

Features the interior architecture and design of new bedroom suite, family room, library, laundry/craft room, and powder room.

Chicago Tribune Newspaper, ‘Home’ - 1998

‘Residential Paving Alternatives’

Chicago Tribune Newspaper, ‘Tempo’ - 1997

‘Working in North Shore Suburbs - Professionals forsaking Loop for local downtowns’

Architecture in the Public Realm Exhibit - 1996

AIA – Chicago Chapter

2700 Hampden, Chicago, Illinois

Features this single-family home’s interior architecture.

Chicago Tribune Magazine – July 17 1994

100 Huron, Chicago, Illinois

‘Height of Serenity’

Features element of tranquility among Michigan Avenue high-rise apartments.