On October 2, 2019, Abel Design Group Denver Associate Mei-Ling Krabbe was awarded the “Door Knocker Award (First Year Professional) 2019” at the inaugural Young Industry Professionals (YIP) Awards Event presented by Denver Does Design. The YIP Awards celebrate design professionals in the Denver area with 10 years or less of experience.
In her first year as a design professional, Mei-Ling played an instrumental role in both Denver Design Week 2018 and the International Interior Design Association Rocky Mountain Chapter’s (IIDA RMC) Pret-A-Porter event. Mei-Ling was also nominated onto the IIDA RMC’s board as Denver City Center Co-Director.
“We are so proud of Mei-Ling, and honored to have a young professional that consistently looks for opportunities to support her personal career growth. She is rapidly gaining exposure and expertise in doing so, and the impact is also felt amongst her team-mates in the office,” stated Laura Swank, Abel Design Group Associate Principal and head of the Abel Design Group Denver Interiors team.
This is the second award win for Mei-Ling. In 2018, Mei-Ling won the IIDA RMC – BEST Student Award. Read more.
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.