Founded in Houston, Texas in 2001, Abel Design Group has grown into a premier, mid-size architecture and design firm, licensed in thirteen states with projects across the globe. They offer architecture and design services for corporate, hospitality, restaurant and retail clients. With completed projects in over 16 countries across the globe, there is only one question. CovetED is bringing you all you need for your next design project! Enjoy!
Abel Design Group offers Interior Architecture, Interior Design, and furniture, fixture, and equipment (FF&E) services for a gamut of clients and client types. We design for you, the client. Abel Design Group offers award-winning interior architecture and design services for a variety of clients, including corporate office, hospitality, restaurant, retail, education, and multi-family. A growing trend currently is lobby renovation.
Whether it’s an office space, retail space, restaurant, or hotel, Abel Design Group offers a trifecta of crossover expertise, service, and agility that has resulted in successful projects and longstanding relationships.
CONFIDENTIAL TECH CLIENT
This confidential tech client collaborated with Abel Design Group (ADG) to create an employee-centric approach to office space design. A leather-wrapped domed ceiling and walls clad in black Shou Sugi Ban wood encapsulate the entrance. To breathe hospitality and collaboration into space, the elevator lobby opens to a lounge facing the Texas Capitol that can be used by both employees and guests.
While private offices and multiple meeting spaces line the interior corridors of the floor, workstations line the windows. Each workstation was designed to have example real estate to help attract and retain the best talent in the industry. Even prior to COVID-19, the plan included giving each workstation over six feet of space allowing for a safe continuation of work.
GULF CAPITAL BANK
INTERIORS: CORPORATE, RETAIL
As the first new bank to open in Texas in 17 years, Gulf Capital Bank (GCB) hired Abel Design Group to create a new take on retail bank interior design – sophisticated, transparent, and welcoming. The client’s lease, a 7500 sqft. dimly lit and closed-off space, also formerly occupied by a bank, needed a sophisticated, hospitality-driven transformation.
The entry features a concierge desk that reinforces the desired hospitality feel. The concept of transparency is found throughout the design, from the open seating plan for the GCB Client Relationship Managers to the perforations found in the Relationship Manager desks. The back of house area is also open and welcoming with a 12’ ceiling for the bank’s open offices and workstations. The CEO and President’s office entry walls are all glass for transparency with opposing Italian leather walls for contrast. Various materials used throughout provide texture and depth to space.
Located in the heart of the main business, shopping, and entertainment district in Houston, Texas, Nova Chemicals wanted to couple the prime location with a modern, new office space that could help attract and retain new graduates entering the workforce. A well-established company in a traditional industry, Nova Chemicals also wanted to maintain a tailored and sophisticated look that was consistent with the tenure of the company and that of the industry. Nova Chemicals selected Abel Design Group to create the balance between a fun, fresh and inviting space with modern appeal and the company’s buttoned-up business sense. The office design includes the reception area, conferences rooms, open work areas, phone rooms, lounge, break room, and breakout areas. A neutral palette was used throughout the space with pops of colour strategically employed in the wallcoverings and soft seating.
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