Steven Coren, a registered architect for 35 years, has served as Director of Design for Royal Palm Companies for nearly half that time. Heading up the creative end of the real estate development process, he takes the conceptual lead in feasibility analysis, site planning and associated landscape architecture, architectural design and interior design, including programming, overall building space planning, residential unit distribution and floor plan layout, the specification of fixtures, furnishings, and equipment, and material and finish selection. Coren has been instrumental in the initiation and production of innovative and imaginative multi-use ventures ranging from neo-urban low-rise apartment communities to state-of-the-art luxury high-rise condominium towers from 45 to 60 stories, balancing cutting-edge aesthetics, advanced technology, livability, sustainability, and efficiency. Previously, Coren served as Director of Design for three large architectural firms based in Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Cleveland, where he was involved in the conceptualization, land planning, and design management of a diverse array of projects. Coren graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts and Design, holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, and is certified by the National Council of Architecture Registration Boards.