Coben graduated from Cornell in 1985 after exciting stints as a teaching assistant in the College of Hotel Management, surveying architectural ruins in Rome, working as a field architect in Sardis, Turkey, and then discovering the realities of on-site building construction in New York. In April 2000, Coben opened Glen & Company in order to provide customized designs that realize a client’s vision while also engaging their customers. Glen & Company projects have been published in Hospitality Design, Metropolis, Interior Design and have been cited in The New York Times. In 2002 the firm was a Gold Key Award Finalist for Guest Room Design (Flatotel) in the competition sponsored by Hospitality Design magazine and was recognized by Hospitality Design magazine as one The New Breed in 2003. Glen Coben has recently become an Assistant Visiting Professor of Interior Design at Pratt Institute.