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Ironworks Owners Move In! An Interview with Craig Taylor, President, TKA+D

By July 12, 2019July 23rd, 2021News

Port Town’s Ironworks community is active with new purchasers moving in and making the space their own. We want to celebrate the diverse group of business that now call Ironworks home by getting to know one of the newest members of the community. Craig Taylor, President of Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design Inc., is not only the architect of the building, he is also one of the purchasers at Ironworks. Moving his business to Ironworks, Craig has already completed his company’s office buildout and the beautiful new space was one of the first to be up and running.

Question – Tell me a bit about you and Taylor Kurtz Architecture + Design, Inc.

Craig Taylor (CT) – I established TKA+D in 2008 with Donna Kurtz. Since that time we have grown into a highly respected firm of 25 people. We have a diverse range of expertise and consciously do not specialize in any specific project type, but rather, attempt to bring together specialists with skills in several areas of practice including: Commercial /Office, Industrial, Residential, Institutional, Civic & Public Projects

Question – Why did you choose Ironworks as the new location for your business?

CT – Apart from the fact that we are very proud of the project as Architects, we believe it perfectly suits our style of work. The double height ceilings and access to abundant amounts of natural light speaks to the type of office space that supports our creative work practices.

Question – What appeals to you most about the Port Town area?

CT – We enjoy the diversity of businesses, the amenities such as restaurants, coffee shops, and microbreweries as well as the demographics of the population with respect to both residents as well as workers in the area.

Question – What aspects of the Port Town community helped to inspire your design of Ironworks?

CT – There are several things that helped to inspire my design: the robustness of the industrial buildings in the area, the grit of the place, and the lack of anything pristine or artificial – the area is a collection of authentic and purposeful buildings and spaces.

Question – As an entrepreneur with a successful business, if you had one piece of advice to someone just starting out, what would it be?

CT – Be the best you possibly can at what you do and surround yourself with smart and hardworking people. There are no short cuts, just hard work and good ideas.



Only 3 units remain at Ironworks – don’t miss out on this chance to own light industrial/flex space in the vibrant Port Town neighbourhood. Learn more about our final available units in Pandora and Franklin. Book a viewing of IRONWORKS, register online or contact our sales team today at 604-640-5855.

Photos by TKA+D and Ema Peter


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