Principal, Design Leader
Abel Branco holds a dual role as Practice Leader of Straticom’s Design Specialties Group and Design Director for the Design Studio. He is skilled at delivering all types of projects within non-standard buildings such as: cold shell; brick & beam structures; and heritage/historical buildings. Abel has over 25 years of experience working on a diverse variety of projects including corporate/commercial, exhibition/showrooms, retail, hospitality and residential.
His technical background, combined with his responsibilities as both Design Director and Practice Leader, make Abel a valuable mentor to Straticom’s design teams. Whether being responsible for space planning, design development, budget control, schedule management and scope control or leading the design team, Abel’s client commitment, bold ideas, common sense and a team approach create a dynamic that delivers. His leadership style brings an individual, personal approach emphasizing integrity of both design and spirit with each new project. His clarity of communication provides a strong results-oriented approach with all levels of management and related parties.