Krahn is distinguished in the industry as a leading, multi-disciplinary firm that prioritizes client relationships.
As a multi-faceted company, our leadership team is comprised of a diverse range of passionate professionals with extensive industry experience.
David R. Krahn, P.Eng.
President and CEO
David is an industry veteran with over 35 years of experience as a Professional Engineer registered across Canada. He established Krahn Engineering in 1984 after studying civil and structural engineering at Lakehead University and BCIT. Over the past three decades, he has expanded the business to a cross-disciplinary Krahn Group of Companies with a broad client base across Canada. His expertise extends to construction of steel, concrete, tilt-up, cast in place and other structures. With a strong educational background, and experience in construction, David brings a practical, hands-on approach to projects; and his good understanding of structural, mechanical, electrical and civil design, its basic systems, and its relation to cost allow him to apply the most innovative, effective solutions to all aspects of the building process.
VP of Finance
Tanya is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 20 years of experience working for growing entrepreneurs in development, restaurant, travel, and furniture industries. Originally from southern Alberta, Tanya moved to Vancouver after university to article with Deloittes and never left, loving the weather – even the rain! Tanya specializes in improving processes to help set companies up for growth. She and her team are focused on reporting and systems. Tanya lives with her husband, two kids, cat, and dog in North Vancouver and loves food, gardening, and entertainment. In her spare time, she can be seen hiking the trails of the North Shore with her big dog Lola.
Human Resource Manager
Think Like A Developer
Our goal is to create impactful spaces for clients that function exactly as they should. When our clients bring us a design problem to solve, we respond with innovative solutions that build trust and add value to their bottom line.
Many of our skilled professionals obtained practical experience throughout a variety of industries prior to practicing engineering and design, giving them an inherent understanding of practical, common-sense factors.
Diversity of Disciplines
Each of our disciplines has a different focus and provides excellent value individually, but also have the ability to work in tandem for a singular goal: to create long-term value for our clients by providing customer-centered services under one roof through every phase of a project.
Commitment to Quality
Our unwavering commitment to the development of Building Information Modeling (BIM) to the highest levels has been utilized by other consultants in the coordination of our projects. We are able to identify issues and outline a risk management strategy to ensure exceptional quality for our clients.
Our principals are actively involved in the business. We are consistently educating, training, and mentoring our staff to consider and incorporate engineering and design details that impact the overall scope, empowering our team to expand their problem-solving skills with every project.
Listen, Design, Deliver
We are proud of our teams’ ability to communicate effectively with designers, engineers, clients, and the numerous authorities having jurisdiction—ensuring our projects work as a whole. We focus on the successful completion of the project and are able to achieve this through our single integrated design approach.
Throughout every project, we listen closely to the needs and wants of our clients, we design spaces with sustainable and innovative solutions, and we deliver quality results that enhance the communities in which these spaces reside for years to come.