JOHN MAIENZA'S BIOGRAPHY
John’ s inspiration has stemmed from a love of architecture and design created by the international masters of Architecture and Decorative Arts from 18th century Europe, Asia and the Americas. Over the course of decades, Modernism has remained a constant thread in his work, as well as a passion. From the Bauhaus to Classic Contemporary, his true skill is evidenced by the perfect balance he strikes between old and new, historic and modern. John Maienza is an accomplished architect and interior designer, who has worked throughout the US extensively and internationally in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
John’s clients include Hollywood elite, Silicon Valley icons, and Wall Street magnates, and everyone in between. His work includes both corporate and residential projects and include award winning designs both in style and sustainability. John has recently completed an award winning eco-luxury LEED certified Platinum custom home.
John is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has held board positions on the American Society of Interior Designers. John’ s work has been featured extensively in numerous publications that include Architectural Digest, The Robb Report,The Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens, the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.
Active in the integration of media and design, John has been featured on HGTV and is also an award-winning filmmaker. John is a frequent contributor on trending design subjects across numerous media platforms. An active philanthropist, John has designed for as well as hosted events for groups including Heal The Ocean, The Jane Goodall Institute, DIFFA, and Caretakers of the Environment. Originally from Oak Park, Illinois, John attended Tulane University’s School of Architecture, garnering his his Bachelor of Arts in Art History as well as a Masters Degree of Architecture.
GREGG WILSON'S BIOGRAPHY
As a fifth generation Californian who was born into the building industry, development and construction are part of Gregg Wilson’s internal make-up. At the core of his inspiration is a love of history, architecture, landscape and geography. Perfectly balanced by a strong sense of diplomacy and communication, Gregg can navigate the often-challenging seas of design and building. Gregg is uniquely talented in the roles of project manager, contractor, and designer. He has successfully managed both commercial and residential projects on a national scale. He has personally developed residential projects from the Eastern Seaboard to Hawaii. Commercially, he has estimated, negotiated and managed commercial projects that have a total value nearing one billion US dollars.
In the design field, his work has been featured everywhere from the pages of Architectural Digest, the Wall Street Journal, the Robb Report, various other regional publications all the way to national television. An avid art collector and aficionado, Gregg’s passion has taken him deep inside the world of art museums and their curation. He now realizes that passion by serving the Santa Barbara Museum of Art as one of his clients. His appreciation of music also inspired his previous work at the multi-staged 12-year renovation of the Santa Barbara Bowl. Gregg additionally assists independent residential clients on all scales of the spectrum during renovations and design projects.
Gregg focuses on the subtleties of design and construction methodology, from a practical knowledge base without compromising style. An avid global traveler, he has traveled extensively around the world and is also an accomplished sailor. As an environmental enthusiast, he has been a founding member of Malama Maunalua in Hawaii, and chaired celebrity charity events in California for Heal the Ocean. In addition, Gregg has co-produced events for Direct Relief, and has even found himself hosting Jane Goodall at his home. Gregg hails from Hollywood, California and is a graduate of Pepperdine University.