Leadership

Since 2001 when Abel Design Group was founded, we have gone to great efforts to hire extremely talented professionals. Out of approximately 40 employees, we have 7 licensed architects and 11 licensed interior designers, many of whom have worked for the largest firms in the world, all of whom are passionate about what we do—create amazing design specific to the site and the needs of our clients. We have designed for Fortune 100 companies locally, nationally, and globally. We have won awards—including the American Institute of Architects Design Award, and Best Mid-Sized Firm by International Interior Design Association’s Texas/Oklahoma Chapter. We won these awards because we listen to our clients and help bring to reality the vision of their company. Most importantly is that the majority of our work is from repeat clients that love our customer service, our design, and our attention to budget.

Abel Design Group was founded with the goal of being one of the best design firms, not one of the largest.
Jeffrey Abel

Jeffrey Abel

- Managing principal
ASSOC. AIA, LEED AP View Profile
Dare Lovett

Dare Lovett

- Principal
Director of Architecture
AIA, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C View Profile
Simona Furini

Simona Furini

- Principal
Director of Interiors
INT. ASSOC. AIA View Profile
Ken R.  Harry

Ken R. Harry

- Principal
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP View Profile
Beth Abel

Beth Abel

- Principal (CFO)
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The size of the design firm is important.

Bigger firms are not as nimble, and often place less experienced staff on projects. Very small firms don’t have enough depth. It’s the mid-size firms that can place the best talent on a project, while maintaining a strong bench to back them up. It’s reassuring to know that our company is the best mid-sized firm in the market, known for its principal involvement and high-quality design.

— Jeffrey Abel, Managing Principal
Associate Principals
Darayus Kolah

Darayus Kolah

- Associate Principal
Director of Restaurant & Retail
Houston, TX
Kathy Chauvin

Kathy Chauvin

- Associate Principal
Houston, TX
 
Laura Swank

Laura Swank

- Associate Principal
Denver, CO
 
O William “Bill” T. Gray

O William “Bill” T. Gray

- Associate Principal
Austin, TX
 

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