Located in the heart of a 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 color strategically employed in the wallcoverings and soft seating.