On September 28, 2018, Abel Design Group Denver Associate Mei-Ling Krabbe was awarded the IIDA Rocky Mountain Chapter Award– BEST Student Award 2018.
Awarded to a current student or recent (May) graduate, Mei-Ling won the award for a project completed during a study broad program in London (Jan-April 2018) with classmates Amina Cheikh and Mariah Tobin
The design project, titled “Revelation”, updates a small London church, St. Mary le Strand, designed by architect James Gibbs. The intervention occurs mostly underground where new programs can take place.
Revelation is a space where people can congregate to share, think, and discuss ideas. In the co-lab and coffee bar, people may exchange ideas, iterate off them, and come up with even better solutions. The yoga studio provides a peaceful space where one can get lost in their thoughts. Ultimately parishioners and locals have a haven in Revelation to work together as a community.
“It is evident that Mei-Ling already possesses the extra care in the thought process and application of design. Her holistic approach to everything she does far exceeds her years in experience, and we look forward to being a continued part of her professional journey,” stated Laura Swank, Abel Design Group Associate Principal and head of the Abel Design Group Denver Interiors team.
About Abel Design Group
Founded in Houston, Texas in 2001, Abel Design Group is an award-winning architecture and interior design firm specializing in corporate, hospitality, higher education, restaurant, and retail design, nationally and internationally. Abel Design Group has office locations in Houston, Austin, and Denver. Recent awards include PaperCity Magazine’s 2018 Design Award for Commercial Interior Design and Architectural Design: Office, Theater, Spiritual or Public Space, six consecutive years as one of Interior Design Magazine Rising Giants, the Houston Business Journal Fast 100 for four consecutive years, a 2017 IIDA Texas Oklahoma Chapter Design Excellence Award, and the American Institute of Architects 2016 Interior Design Award.