Steven Bingler is the founder and president of Concordia, a community-centered planning and design practice. Concordia’s projects include a wide range of housing, education, recreation and cultural facilities.  The firm’s award winning work has appeared in national publications, including Metropolis, ArchitectureArchitectural DigestNewsweek, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.

Steven’s research papers have appeared in books and journals in the fields of urban planning, architectural design, education, public health and smart growth. He has served as a special consultant to the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education for policy related to the design of schools as centers of the community. Research alliances have included the MIT Media Lab, Harvard University’s Project Zero, the University of New Mexico, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Thornburg Institute, the Appalachian Education Lab, and the West Ed Lab.  Steven is also a frequent speaker at national symposia and conferences related to innovation in community-centered planning and design.


American Institute of Architecture
National Council of Architecture Registration Boards
American Planning Association
Council of Educational Facility Planners International
U.S. Green Building Council, Louisiana chapter
Urban Land Institute
New Schools/Better Neighborhoods, Los Angeles, Advisory Board Member
Center for the Study of Southern Culture Advisory Board
Neighborhoods Partnership Network
Young Leadership Council