Old Greenwich, CT, Architect/Kitchen Designer
Mark Alex Maidique, AIA, has an architecture degree from Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art & Planning, and is currently earning his MBA at the New York University Stern School of Business, specializing in luxury retail. He is also the co-owner of Wheelock Maidique, a kitchen design studio and showroom located in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. It has been a pleasure to watch this design dynamo blast onto the design scene, the company’s specialty in upscale custom residential kitchens a rousing start toward the multi-showroom, vertically integrated company its owners are envisioning.
A sign that this team of Mark Maidique and Chuck Wheelock, the company’s principles, are on their way to creating a notable brand is the buzz their showroom brings to the charming town it inhabits through the events Maidique and Wheelock produce—from well-attended AIA sanctioned events for architects, to wine tastings and design evenings. They are also gaining a tremendous amount of media attention, such as their recent nod as finalists in the New York Cottages & Gardens magazine’s Innovation in Design Awards, chosen for the Innovative Product Design category.
Maidique, also a licensed architect in Connecticut and New York, has gained a name for himself as a specialist in residential renovations. He has designed and built single-family homes, residential communities, condo buildings and office buildings in Connecticut, New York and Florida. His philosophy is well-informed and well-honed, as he has designed his own homes in Coconut Grove (Miami) and Connecticut, the experience of being his own client bringing him one of the beliefs that has set him on a trajectory toward success: hands-on is the best way to learn about design. Given how clear it is that Wheelock Maidique is a company to watch, we at Global Lighting were excited when both partners agreed to be tastemakers in our new Global World. Maidique chose David Abad’s AMS in Corten steel, and if you are under the impression that architects don’t have a smoldering emotional side, take a look at his ardent review!