About Us

We are experienced

Founded in Houston, Texas in 2001, Abel Design Group has grown into a premiere, mid size architecture and design firm, licensed in thirteen states with projects across the globe.  We offer architecture and design services for corporate, hospitality, restaurant and retail clients.

Recent Highlights 

Our Client Locations

With completed projects in over 16 countries across the globe, there is only one question. Where do you need us to be and when?

London, England
Washington, DC
Tokyo, Japan
Tamuning, Guam
Tampa, FL
Singapore, Rep. of Singapore
Santa Fe, NM
San Francisco, CA
Seattle, WA
San Antonio, TX
Newark, NJ
New York City, NY
Narita, Japan
Miami, FL
Mexico City, D.F.
Los Angeles, CA
Las Vegas, NV
Lake Charles, LA
Kansas City, MO
Greensboro, NC
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fort Worth, TX
Dulles, VA
Denver, CO
Dallas, TX
College Station, TX
Cleveland, OH
Chicago, IL
Cherry Hill, NJ
Austin, TX
Albuquerque, NM
Houston, TX
Client Locations

Meet
The Team

We're not that little kid you used to know. Abel Design Group has recruited the best and the brightest. Meet the A team.
  • Jeffrey Abel

    Managing Principal

    Mr. Abel has 20 years of experience in architecture and design. As Managing Principal of Abel Design Group, Mr. Abel is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm and its personnel and provides the strategic vision for Abel Design Group. His goal is not to helm the biggest firm, but the best firm, providing a superior product for his clients and a work environment where employees can grow and prosper.

    Mr. Abel earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Texas. He is an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of the United States Green Building Council, and a member of the Rice Design Alliance.

  • Dare Lovett

    Principal

    Mr. Lovett brings nearly 20 years of experience in both commercial base building and interior architecture projects, and leads ADG’s architecture studio.  Mr. Lovett provides management support to the team and also performs in the role of client advocate, challenging the project team to explore all options and to ensure all solutions are thoroughly developed.

    After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Baylor University, Mr. Lovett went on to complete his Master of Architecture degree at the Texas A&M University.  Much of his award-winning work has been cited in Texas Architect, The Houston Chronicle, and American School and University magazine.  Mr. Lovett is a member of the AIA and a licensed architect in Texas, Colorado, D.C., Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia.

  • Simona Furini

    Principal

    Ms. Furini brings a wealth of knowledge and design expertise to the ADG team, with more than 20 years of experience in architecture and high-end interior design. She oversees ADG’s rapidly expanding Interiors department, ensuring continued excellence in design, management, and client satisfaction.

    Ms. Furini obtained her education and Architectural Registration in Milan, Italy.  Since then, she has earned multiple awards for prestigious projects in both corporate interiors and hospitality.  Ms. Furini is an International Associate member of the AIA.

  • Ken R Harry

    Principal

    A licensed architect in five states and LEED Accredited Professional, Ken R. Harry, Abel Design Group Principal, is as well known for his impeccable construction documentation as he is for his design skills and roster of repeat clients. From prominent law firms, schools, and religious institutions, to the renovation of historic buildings, Ken’s experience spans the gamut of high profile projects. Gerald Hines, Schlumberger, and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, are a few of the notable clients that have relied on Ken’s architecture, design, and consulting services on a recurring basis. Winner of the ASID Corporate Award, Texas Star Award, and Design Excellence Award to name a few, Ken’s work has received more awards and media mentions than the number of years he has been in practice. Ken currently serves as a Deacon in Reserve at Houston’s First Baptist Church and has been on the board of several organizations throughout the years, including Keep Houston Beautiful. Ken was appointed by the Mayor of Houston as the Commissioner of the Houston Clean City Commission. Ken earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University.

  • Jeffrey Abel

    Managing Principal

    Mr. Abel has 20 years of experience in architecture and design. As Managing Principal of Abel Design Group, Mr. Abel is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the firm and its personnel and provides the strategic vision for Abel Design Group. His goal is not to helm the biggest firm, but the best firm, providing a superior product for his clients and a work environment where employees can grow and prosper.

    Mr. Abel earned a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Texas. He is an Associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), a LEED Accredited Professional, a member of the United States Green Building Council, and a member of the Rice Design Alliance.

  • Dare Lovett

    Principal

    Mr. Lovett brings nearly 20 years of experience in both commercial base building and interior architecture projects, and leads ADG’s architecture studio.  Mr. Lovett provides management support to the team and also performs in the role of client advocate, challenging the project team to explore all options and to ensure all solutions are thoroughly developed.

    After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design from Baylor University, Mr. Lovett went on to complete his Master of Architecture degree at the Texas A&M University.  Much of his award-winning work has been cited in Texas Architect, The Houston Chronicle, and American School and University magazine.  Mr. Lovett is a member of the AIA and a licensed architect in Texas, Colorado, D.C., Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Utah, and Virginia.

  • Simona Furini

    Principal

    Ms. Furini brings a wealth of knowledge and design expertise to the ADG team, with more than 20 years of experience in architecture and high-end interior design. She oversees ADG’s rapidly expanding Interiors department, ensuring continued excellence in design, management, and client satisfaction.

    Ms. Furini obtained her education and Architectural Registration in Milan, Italy.  Since then, she has earned multiple awards for prestigious projects in both corporate interiors and hospitality.  Ms. Furini is an International Associate member of the AIA.

  • Ken R Harry

    Principal

    A licensed architect in five states and LEED Accredited Professional, Ken R. Harry, Abel Design Group Principal, is as well known for his impeccable construction documentation as he is for his design skills and roster of repeat clients. From prominent law firms, schools, and religious institutions, to the renovation of historic buildings, Ken’s experience spans the gamut of high profile projects. Gerald Hines, Schlumberger, and Mayer, Brown, Rowe & Maw LLP, are a few of the notable clients that have relied on Ken’s architecture, design, and consulting services on a recurring basis. Winner of the ASID Corporate Award, Texas Star Award, and Design Excellence Award to name a few, Ken’s work has received more awards and media mentions than the number of years he has been in practice. Ken currently serves as a Deacon in Reserve at Houston’s First Baptist Church and has been on the board of several organizations throughout the years, including Keep Houston Beautiful. Ken was appointed by the Mayor of Houston as the Commissioner of the Houston Clean City Commission. Ken earned a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University.

RICHMOND, TEXAS – Elected state, county and city officials recently gathered at Wharton County Junior College’s (WCJC) Richmond campus to formally break ground on a $1.75 million construction project. The Richmond project entails renovating 9,000 square feet of space and building a new 3,600 square foot wing in order to expand the Cosmetology and Process Technology programs...
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Houston-based commercial architecture and design firm Abel Design Group, Ltd. (ADG) officially opened its Denver office in January of this year. Headed by Laura Swank, formerly of Denver-based Box Studios, ADG Denver is the third office location for the firm, and the first location outside of the state of Texas...
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