about taylor 

Taylor Mentzer is an architectural designer and artist in Chicago. Her career started in custom cabinetry and home remodeling, sparking interests in passive design, functional spaces, and accessibility.  She has a passion for making and creating which led her to establish Good Harbor Studio as a business to sell her artwork commercially. Her creative interests include sewing, building, ceramics, and painting. Taylor was one of three winners in the Ann Arbor Manhole Cover contest with her design, “Kayak”, is a finalist in Design Museum of Chicago's Designing Louder Than Words competition, and has participated in several juried fine art shows and gallery exhibitions.

Taylor holds a B.S.Arch and an M.Arch from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning and is on the path toward licensure.


& Certifications

LEED Green Associate

Associate AIA

Chicago Women in Architecture

Initiative for Inclusive Design

Lifetime Member of The University of Michigan Alumni Association

ARE Path to licensure


Revit, AutoCAD, Rhino, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp, and Sketching & Hand Drawing

Codes: ANSI 117.1 Accessibility Code, Illinois Accessibility Code 2018, Fair Housing Act, and Americans with Disabilities Act


Increase professional knowledge and training in order to be a well-rounded designer, attain a leadership role, become a mentor, always try new things to gain new experiences, hone presentation skills, keep learning from others, and keep growing my art business.


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