Alex Stark is an internationally recognized consultant, advisor, and teacher on issues of creativity, efficiency, and design. A graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture, he is a practitioner of Feng Shui and European Geomancy. He advises on issues of design and placement for residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities, urban settlements, health care facilities, and on issues of institutional and personal transformation.
Alex founded Alex Stark Feng Shui in 1995. Projects during this early stage focused on health care facilities and healing centers. Important examples include the Bellevue Hospital Intensive Care Unit (New York City) and the Continuum Center for Health & Healing (Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City). In 2011, Beth Israel established a department of Integrative Medicine to provide complementary therapies to all departments of this important institution. Alex’s firm contributed to the redesign of the Oncology ward, funded by the Urban Zen Foundation, a non-profit started by Donna Karan to support alternative and complementary approaches to medical care.
In addition to health care, Alex has also contributed to educational and governmental Institutions. Notable examples include the Doerr-Hosier Conference Center at the Aspen Institute, the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, the University of Minnesota, and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York City.
Commercial clients include Whole Foods Market, Douglas Elliman, Conde Nast Publications, NBC News, Hyatt Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Prudential Douglas Elliman (NY), Tower Investments (CA), Tarragon Development (FL), Willowbend Development (MA), Corcoran Realty (NY), and many others.
Alex has also been involved in the design of spas and hotels, large-scale housing projects such as Port Imperial (Weehawken, NJ), as well as in sustainable land development in the USA as well as in Mexico and Jordan.
Alex’s work has been featured on NBC, CNN, PBS, the Arts & Entertainment Channel, The New York Times, Town & Country, New York Magazine, Business, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, Interior Design, Metropolis, Residential Architecture, Interiors, Spirituality and Health, ID Magazine, Aspen Magazine, The London Evening Standard, Best Life Magazine, and many others. He has received a design citation for his feng shui work by the Boston Society of Architects.
Alex has lectured at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, Regents College in London, Yale University, the University of California at Berkeley, the University of Minnesota Medical School, the University of Minnesota College of Architecture, Naropa University, the American Institute of Architects, the American Holistic Medical Association, the Symposium for Health Care Design, the International Academy for Design & Health, the Center for Health Care Design, and the International Conscious Design Conference.
Alex has taught feng shui, geomancy and shamanism at the Feng Shui International Network in London, the European School of Feng Shui in Amsterdam, and the French School of Geomancy in Paris. He is in the faculty of the Omega Institute, Hollyhock, the Long Island Feng Shui Institute (NY), the Golden Gate School of Feng Shui (CA), and the Feng Shui Alliance (NJ).
Alex became a US national in 1987. He is married and has one child, Adriana, born in 1989.