Abel graduated from TU Delft with a Master in Architecture. Prior to his Masters, he completed a study in Architecture at the Hogeschool van Utrecht, where he developed his interest in architecture. After graduating in 2015, he started working for contractor Coen Hagedoorn, but he missed the architectural profession. In 2016 he started as an architectural designer at Team V, where he collaborated with architects on various competitions. The pleasure he had in this encouraged him to continue studying. In 2019, Abel graduated for his Masters in the field of Heritage & Architecture, on the conversion of a historic grenade factory into a mixed-use building with a sports center, public swimming pool and houses. After graduating, he returned to Team V, where he works on various projects in the Port of Scheveningen.