Wendy obtained her degree in interior design from Kwantlen Polytechnic University, where she received the IDIBC Student Award of Excellence for her repurposing project, the MR Evans Award for Environmental Consideration, and two Leadership Awards. After graduation, she obtained her LEED Professional accreditation.
"Designing The Fish Counter was a collaborative effort: Mike and Robert had a clear vision of what they wanted, it was just a matter of refining and implementing the design. We wanted an understated look that didn't feel contrived or over-designed. I took my inspiration from the Main Street neighbourhood and its history of independent merchants." - Wendy Taylor
The Fish Counter was designed by Wendy Taylor with an eye for function, flow, simplicity, and sustainability. The shop features scafolding planks, hundred-year-old beams, reclaimed farmers' fence posts, concrete panels, a barn door aged with vinegar and steel wool, and, as its backbone: a beam from the old, iconic Woodwards store. The benches were built by wood sculptor Jesse Toso at Stump Artist.