Using Feng Shui to Foster Creativity and Innovation

From: Visual Merchandising and Store Design
August 10, 2016


"Alex Stark, ceo of Alex Stark Feng Shui, explains how retail environments have evolved from being the suppliers of consumer goods to providers of transformative experiences. During his VMSD session, Alex speaks about how feng shui techniques can be used to foster the kinds of new experiences anticipated in retail by enhancing creativity, innovation and communication. "

 

Can Whole Foods Keep Pace with Innovation?

By Kurt Schlosser
From: Geek Wire
September 13, 2016


"Wandering aimlessly around the supermarket appears to be a thing of the past. Retailers are increasingly catering to people who either don’t want to leave home, barely want to get out of the car, or are in a big hurry if they do enter a store...From digital price tags, to customizable tea, to the ability to scan a bottle of wine and learn about pairings, Whole Foods Market 365 uses technology to make a quick trip to the store even quicker."

 

Marbella 2 at 401 Washington Blvd

From: Jersey Digs
August 30, 2016


"It will have a top floor terrace with 360 degree views of NYS and New Jersey...With state of the art gym and yoga equipment, community game rooms, and other facilities, this building has also been vetted by feng shui expert Alex Stark, who brought additional design input and other criteria to its inception."

 

Transforming a Skyline

By Rhonda Kaysen
From: The New York Times
August 17, 2016


"The Modern, a 47-story tower — the first of two identical buildings planned — dwarfs the surrounding structures, offering residents in the penthouse floors unobstructed views of the Hudson River, the New York City skyline and the green canopy of northern New Jersey, along with Westchester and Rockland counties. "

 

Jersey City Sees Big Building Boom

By Terrence T. McDonald
From: NJ.com
August 16, 2016


"Mack-Cali/Roseland are the lead developers behind Marbella II, which is set to welcome residents to its 311 luxury rental units and more than 5,000 square feet of retail space. Marbella II includes state of the art amenities and has been optimized by feng shui consultant Alex Stark from Los Angeles."

 

Exotic Produce is at Your Fingertips Inside Brooklyn's Newest Whole Foods.

By Andre Amelinck
From: Modern Farmer
July 27, 2016


"The new Whole Foods Market located on Bedford Avenue, features a ton of Brooklyn-made products in the store and in the food court: freshly-milled flour by Brooklyn Bread Lab, cheese from Crown Finish Caves, greens from Gotham Greens, and lobster tail from Luke’s. There’s also a coffee shop, in-store taproom, and restaurant with local beers and wine, from The Red Hook Winery, on tap"

 

Hundreds of People Lined up for the Williamsburg Whole Foods Grand Opening

By Robin Hilmantel
From: Grub Street
July 26, 2016


"For what seems like forever, condo developers in Williamsburg have been touting the prospect that, one day, Whole Foods would open a store in the neighborhood. That all changed today when the chain opened a store at 238 Bedford Avenue — yet another sign that Williamsburg has completed its transformation into a Park Slope–like suburban playground."

 

365 by Whole Foods Opens in Silver Lake with an impressive selection of organic wines and craft beer

By John Verive
From: Los Angeles Times
May 25, 2016


"The 28,000-square-foot Silver Lake store is the first location in a coming wave of the millennial-minded grocery stores that feature lower prices and high-tech amenities. "

 

Feng Shui Helps Roseland Market Luxury Apartment Project in Weehawken

From: SBN State Broadcast News
April 23, 2016


"I don’t want the users necessarily to know that I’ve been there or that Feng Shui was done to the building,” says Stark. “What I want them to feel is that the space is nourishing to them, is going to provide them with the kind of feeling that they want to have for their family life, to raise their children, entertain guests, and to have a fruitful life."

 

To Ensure Positive Energy At RiversEdge, Roseland Hires Feng Shui Expert

From: GlobeSt.com
April, 2016


"Roseland works with feng shui practitioner Alex Stark to create a conscious design and promote successful building programs that take nature, land, and neighborhood character into consideration. According to Stark, 'Feng shui is a wonderful way to promote the achievement of good fortune, success, harmony and balance in everyday life. This is done by promoting certain qualities that everybody wants such as career, health, family life, marriage, education of children, and good luck in a general sense.'"

 

The Center for Discovery Attains Highest Quality Assurance Designation

By SDTC
From: SDTC The Center for Discovery
January 12, 2016


"The Center for Discovery has received the highest possible designation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance. It is one of only two ambulatory care clinics of its kind to achieve Level 3 status.The Discovery Health Center is the first health care facility in the country to be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and a recipient of the USGBC’s LEED Certification as a model of eco-friendly construction."

 

Hovnanian Breaks Ground on Condo Project in West New York

By Kathleen Lynn
From: NewJersey.com
November 20, 2015


"After being delayed for a decade by the housing downturn, a waterfront condo project in West New York was officially launched Friday by K. Hovnanian Homes, New Jersey’s largest home builder. The project, on Port Imperial Boulevard near Riverwalk Place, is part of the two-mile-long Port Imperial redevelopment of old rail yards along the Hudson River in West New York and Weehawken."

 

Upgrading a Duplex in Los Angeles

By Kathy Price Robinson
From: Remodeling Magazine
September 30, 2015


"According to a recent article in The New York Times, feng shui has risen to become a respected technique for situation offices and displays in New York commercial spaces and retail stores. The article reports on a feng shui consultant, Alex Stark, who counsels commercial building developers on how to make their future buildings more conducive to financial success."

 

Two Bunch Palms Resort and Spa Going Solar

By Skip Descant
From: The Desert Sun
August 15, 2015


"The hotel is installing a 550-kilowatt system, which will generate 880 kilowatts of electricity a year, enough to power a neighborhood of 80 to 85 homes. The solar electric system is expected to offset 662,640 pounds of carbon in the first year. And since power plants use significant amounts of water, the solar field will save some 21 million gallons of water a year."

 

Itzimna House, Yucatan

By Salvador Reyes Rios
From: Arch Daily–The World's Most Visited Architecture Website
July 15, 2015


"A deep study of the properties of materials allowed us to create an innovative and affordable construction system that can amalgamate cellular concrete with stucco based on a resin from the Chukum tree, an ancestral technique that architect Salvador Reyes Rios rediscovered and reinvented in 1996, since become a legacy for the contemporary architecture of Yucatan."

 

Checking Out: Alex Stark

By Steve Kaufman
From: VMSD Visual Merchandising & Store Design Magazine,
July 31, 2015


"Too much creative disruption can undermine the fundamentals of your business. If everybody is disrupting, you can't have organization. How do you create an environment that fosters creativity, evolution and development without undermining core systems? Feng Shui is so old it has seen these cycles over and over again. Why not learn from it? Why not create process that allow us to move smoothly through necessary changes?"

 

To Ensure Positive Energy at RiversEdge, Roseland Hires Feng Shui Expert

By Steve Lubetkin
From: Globe St., April 23, 2015


"WEEHAWKEN, NJ—Roseland, the luxury residential property division of Mack-Cali Realty Corporation, is taking no chances with negative energy in its RiversEdge development at Port Imperial in Weehawken. The firm engaged a Feng Shui master to evaluate the property and implement principles of the ancient practice so that the property’s positive energy is maximized for tenants. The firm has worked with architect and Feng Shui practitioner Alex Stark on a dozen properties over the past decade."

 

Healing by Design: Healing Gardens and Therapeutic Landscapes

By Jean Larson, M.A., H.T.R., C.T.R.S., and Mary Jo Kreitzer, Ph.D., RN
From: Implications, Vol. 2 Issue 10


"“Quality of life,” “well-being,” and “healing” are phrases that embody concepts being recognized with increasing importance in the 21st century. Healthcare costs are climbing. Also, in today’s culture we as individuals are having more demanded of each of us to meet expectations—ours, our family’s, and our employer’s/employee’s. Stress or associated illness can be an outcome. As a result, non-traditional alternatives are being considered as possible healthful options. This issue of Implications illustrates some not-so-new concepts that are gaining renewed acceptance as viable options for consideration."

 

Ley Lines, Dragon Lines & Energy Grids

From: Dragon Dreaming

"Ley lines, also known as “leys” and “dragon lines” are phenomena most people have heard of but few really understand. Indeed it would be fair to say that no-one understands them fully, as they remain largely unexplained."

 

Office Upgrades to Supercharge Your Career

By Steve Calechman
From: Men's Health — Lists


"A desk buried beneath a mountain of paperwork doesn't make you look busy—it just makes you look sloppy. (Ditto for the Post-Its framing your computer monitor.) But a well-organized office isn't just about minimizing paper clutter. Rather, as an increasing number of top-level execs are learning thanks to the 3,000-year-old Chinese art of feng shui, rearranging your workspace can increase productivity, provide inspiration, and reduce burnout."

 

Continuum Center for Health and Healing Third Floor Expansion

By Array Architects
From: Array Architects NY, June, 2014


"The Continuum Center for Health & Healing's primary focus is on wellness and offers an integrated, preventative approach to medicine. Their clinic, opened in 2001, was recognized as one of the first healthcare spaces in the US to incorporate sustainable materials as well as Feng Shui principles. Demand for the Center's services has increased greatly, resulting in the need for an expansion to another floor within their current building."

 

Third Floor (The Center for Health and Healing)

By The Center for Health and Healing
From: The Center for Health and Healing, Our Services, May, 2014


"... Alex Stark, feng shui expert, was also involved in design and development. Feng Shui was used to enhance the healing aspects of the Center. This required an evaluation of the site's potential in order to devise feng shui adjustments that could augment the location's natural qualities. Particular attention was given to flow and circulation, as these have a strong impact on the performance of the healing environment..."

 

Interview: Alex Stark on Geomancy and Feng Shui in Creativity, Efficiency, and Design

By Lauren González, MA, MFA
From: Journal of Holistic Psychology, April, 2014


"The following interview explores not only how we respond to our environments, but how our environments respond to us, shaping every aspect of our lives. Stark speaks about design and architecture in terms of the conscious practical, emphasizing the importance of communing with nature; of utilizing flow, not force; and tending to creativity, not commercialism."

 

Frisco Whole Foods Market opening marked with blessings, bustle

By Alli Langley
From: Summit Daily, April 25, 2014


"The country’s leading natural and organic grocer held a sneak-peek of the Frisco store for local government officials, ski resort representatives and friends of employees Thursday. The tour began with a blessing by Alex Stark, the company’s feng shui consultant."

 

The best back yard in America

By Linda O’Flanagan
From: Real Estate Weekly, April 14, 2014


"When you put a trio of real estate’s most revered companies together on a project, expectations run high. Add to that what is arguably one of the best sites on New Jersey’s Gold Coast, folk are looking for unparalleled.There is no doubt that Hartz Mountain, Mack-Cali and Roseland Properties have hit the bullseye with their three-building Estuary in Weehawken’s Lincoln Harbor."

 

Development has golf room, feng shui…and pets

By Art Schwartz
From: Hudson Reporter, March 09, 2014


"Design expert Alex Stark conceptualized the layouts of the units, the orientation and materials used in the common spaces, even the landscaping to foster a tranquil environment..."

 

A Whole Foods Grows in Brooklyn

By Elizabeth Greenspan
From: The New Yorker, December 17, 2013


"On Tuesday in Gowanus, an industrial neighborhood that is still somewhat affordable to artists and middle-class workers, Whole Foods Market opened its first store in Brooklyn. A rooftop greenhouse grows produce for the store, and indoor fruit displays are constructed out of wood salvaged from the Coney Island boardwalk. The in-store bar, which features sixteen microbrews on tap, will host a monthly “drink and draw” event in conjunction with a local nonprofit called Arts Gowanus..."

 

Whole Foods goes local in Brooklyn, gentrifying area near Superfund site

By Beth Kowitt
From: CNN, December 17, 2013


"FORTUNE -- The big question for Whole Foods Market (WFM) when it opens its first store in Brooklyn this morning -- what took so long? As the largest retailer of natural and organic foods, the Austin-based supermarket chain would seem like a natural fit for Brooklyn, the borough that has become famous for community gardens and home brewing. But the 56,000-square-foot store in Gowanus has been 10 years in the making..."

 

Health Center at The Center for Discovery Attains Highest Designation

By The Center for Discovery
From: The Center for Discovery, December 12, 2013


"Beyond hands-on patient care, the Discovery Health Center is the first health care facility in the country to be registered with the U.S. Green Building Council and a recipient of the USGBC’s LEED Certification as a model of eco-friendly construction. The operation of the Health Center is shaped by the belief that the quality of patients’ lives is directly affected by their physical surroundings, so the 28,000 square foot building features environmentally-sound, non-toxic building materials, natural lighting, heated pathways and an open, barrier-free design conducive to access and maneuverability for all patients."

 

Whole Foods in Gowanus Symbolizes Area's Redevelopment

By Mike Vilensky and Laura Kusisto
From: The Wall Street Journal, December 8, 2013


"Some locals are enthusiastically for it, and others are adamantly against it. But residents of Gowanus, Brooklyn, generally agree on one thing: The Whole Foods opening this month will irrevocably change the neighborhood. The 56,000-square-foot market will feature a 20,000-square-foot rooftop greenhouse and an in-house ramen chef; the new building is adjacent to the famous canal, designated a Superfund site by the federal government in early 2010."

 

Chinese firm makes $70M all-cash building buy in Jersey City

By Julie Strickland
From: The Real Deal, November 14, 2013


"China Construction America has purchased a 1.1 million-square-foot building on the Jersey City waterfront, marking the firm’s second all-cash real estate deal in the New York area since April. CCA paid $70 million for the mixed-use site at 99 Hudson Street, and has plans to develop the space as an upscale complex with luxury condominiums, rental apartments, retail and a boutique hotel, Real Estate Weekly reported."

 

Continuum Center for Health & Healing Third Floor Expansion

By Array Architects
From: Architype, November 5, 2013


"Array worked closely with the dedicated staff and Feng Shui expert Alex Stark to create an environment that speaks directly to the unique combination of services and treatment style. Array maintained the required program component while also incorporating earth friendly and cost effective materials."

 

Yahoo to Take Space in Former New York Times Headquarters Tower

By Sarah Frier and David M. Levitt
From: Bloomberg Businessweek, May 21, 2013


"Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO) will lease four floors in the old New York Times building near Times Square as part of an expansion in the city that includes its agreement to purchase Tumblr Inc. Yahoo joins two other technology firms in the tower, 10gen Inc., a developer of Internet infrastructure, and Citysearch, a producer of Web-based city cultural guides. The deal makes the building a hub for the city’s growing technology and media tenants...Blackstone Realty worked with feng shui consultant Alex Stark to optimize its real estate appeal."

 

Mack-Cali’s Roseland Unveils Rivertrace at Port Imperial, a new luxury waterfront rental community in West New York

By Jeffrey Drucker
From: The New Jersey Star Ledger, December 7, 2013


"Developed by Roseland and financed by UBS, the $120 million building features a collection of well-appointed rental residences, an impressive suite of amenities and a coveted waterfront setting offering panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline. Roseland worked with internationally recognized Feng Shui expert Alex Stark, to holistically incorporate Feng Shui principles into the development of the building."

 

Incorporating Feng Shui Design into Healthcare Facilities

By Jeffrey Drucker
From: Wind Water Feng Shui, Array Architects, December 2013


"In recent years, I’ve seen a dramatic growth in sustainable design and green building practices... Simultaneously, expertise in more traditional building practices such as Feng Shui and geomancy (earth energy studies) has also experienced increasing demand. Array recently completed the renovation of The Center for Health & Healing for Continuum Health Partners incorporating design tenets based in the Feng Shui design methodology in collaboration with evidence-based design concepts."

 

Traditional Knowledge for Contemporary Uses

By Ritu Bhatt, in collaboration with Alex Stark
From: Rethinking Aesthetics, The Role of Body in Design, Routledge, New York & London, 2013


"In order to further understand the complex role that traditional knowledge plays in the formation of contemporary subjectivity, (we) examine here the everyday practices in architecture that refer to pre-modern/traditional thought and that have remained marginal in academic discourses. These practices include the contemporary practice of Feng Shui, the Chinese art of placement..."

 

Continuum Center: Natural Healing

By Penny Bonda and Katie Sosnowchik
From: Sustainable Commercial Interiors, June, 2013


"The Continuum Center for Health and Healing in New York City chose to adopt feng shui principles for its space in the belief that positive arrangement of its environment would promote better health because qi is allowed to move freely. Collaborating with feng shui master Alex Stark, Guenter5 was able to establish construction and design principles that optimized the space's potential..."

 

A Cliff House Atop New River Gorge

From: Architects + Artisans, May 29, 2013

"Sometimes it helps to have a client who’s been trained as an architect. That’s what Cecilia Nichols of Charlottesville, Va.- based Formwork found when she designed developer Carl Frischkorn’s home at Wild Rock, a new community overlooking the New River Gorge near Fayetteville, W. Va. Frischkorn had studied with Michael Graves at Princeton. “He was much less reticent than the typical client,” she says. “He speaks the language, he’s renovated houses and built new houses before, and in general he was quite open to the new.”"

 

Home of the Week: Primitive, green and gorgeous

By Wendi Winters
From: Capital Gazette, February 23, 2013


"Consultant Alex Stark, a Peruvian-born New Yorker, renowned as a dowser, experienced in feng shui, geomancy and shamanism, was hired to “dowse” the land. “He is in tune to the electromagnetic vibrations of the earth,” Gary explained..."

 

The Continumm Center for Health & Healing Expands to the Third Floor

From: The CCHH Web Page, February 15, 2013

"In keeping with the original mission devoted to the creation of healing environments, the Continuum Center for Health and Healing expansion has been built with environmentally sustainable materials using feng shui principles designed to impart a feeling of calm, fluidity and healing energy throughout the site. Alex Stark provided the feng shui expertise."

 

The Continumm Center for Health & Healing is Expanding!

From: The Alternative Medicine Blog, February 11, 2013

"Under the leadership of Center Director Dr. Woodson Merrell, Dr. Martin Ehrlich and Dr. Robert Gotlin, the Continuum Center for Health and Healing has now outgrown its space. CCHH has now expanded to the third floor of their current location in a second healing environment based on the same principles of green architecture and feng shui used in CCHH’s original site. This growth allows CCHH to offer more comprehensive services with a goal of total well-being for body and mind."

 

What you Get for $1.5 Million

From: New York Times, February 27, 2013

"Built originally in 1904, the single-story main house was expanded during the 1940s, which is probably when the guesthouse was added. The house is on three landscaped acres lush with palms, mango and avocado trees, monstera and bamboo. Both the interior design and exterior landscaping was done by one of the owners, who operates a business called Laura Newmark Designs. Feng Shui interventions were done by consultant Alex Stark."

 

Caroline's Elegant Simplicity

From: Small Cool, December, 2012

"In a small space every inch counts, so it forces you to become a disciplined person and a decision maker. And that's a benefit that transcends any size space — small or big! There are so many times that I've said to myself, "Okay, you are living on a boat which means you have to streamline this studio so it can set sail. Otherwise you will sink in this small space." So, there is an ongoing challenge to create a sense of order and organization, lightness and freedom. These challenges are really an opportunity to simplify."

 

Rising Above the Rest

From: Cahn Communications, December 1, 2012

"Five years ago, Roseland Property Company made a decision to take its commitment to the happiness and well-being of its residents to the next level. The company hired internationally-recognized Feng Shui expert Alex Stark...Mr. Stark, a graduate of Yale University School of Architecture, advises Roseland during a building’s design phase, analyzing its orientation, layout and architectural style. He considers how proposed architectural elements will impact everything from residents’ self-esteem and personal relationships to their finances."

 

East Meets West Side

By Kit Mauldin
From: Portland Monthly, August 23, 2012


"When the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine decided to move from its Portland headquarters, they called on feng shui master Alex Stark. Internationally renowned for translating his deep knowledge of ancient Oriental philosophy into modern commercial office environments, the Venice, California–based “geomancer” transformed the faded four-story structure into a cross between an urban renewalist’s fantasy and a meditative sanctuary. "

 

Globe Hotel Renovation Welcomes Feng Shui

By Lindsey O'Brien
From: Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon, July 23, 2012


"OCOM President Michael Gaeta said. 'And we’re doing something really interesting – the feng shui analysis of the site enables us to maximize characteristics of the building that are important to Chinese philosophy...''
Consultant Alex Stark joined the project during the initial assessment ... Stark worked with (architects) Ankrom Moisan to orient the treatment rooms in a way that will maximize their healing potential."

 

Western Developers are Turning to Feng Shui

By Staff Reporter
From: iRealty Times, July 23, 2012


""Even if you're not familiar with the history of feng shui, or don't care about the energy and spirituality of feng shui, we've learned that it's a very thoughtful approach to great design," said Lisa DeLove, the interior design director for the Roseland Property Company. "There's a subconscious rhyme and reason of why a space works, whether you feel good in this space or not.
"This is a trend that will continue to rise," said Feng shui expert Alex Stark, a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture who in the last 20 years has focused on feng shui exclusively. "

 

"Gold Coast' Developers Warm to Feng Shui



By Jill P Capuzzo
From: New York Times, July 19, 2012


"Roseland, the developer of the Port Imperial project spanning three towns on the Hudson waterfront, as well as 99 Hudson, a 1,000-apartment complex in Jersey City being built in partnership with Hartz Mountain Industries, has become a convert (of feng shui)...When feng shui principles began to be applied on the $2 billion Port Imperial project five years ago, Roseland hired Alex Stark, a feng shui expert."

 

West Virginia vacation community developed to embrace nature

From: The Green Connoisseur, October 6, 2010

"Carl Frischkorn, Principal of Wild Rock was searching for a unique natural location to highlight the principles of sustainable design practices. he came across the New River Gorge in West Virginia and immediately saw the potential for his vision to become a reality. The concept of this ecovillage is to demonstrate to people that a thoughtful community development can live in harmony with a national park and that one can complement the other."

 

"Sneak peek at the new Southwest Austin Whole Foods store



By Penney Levers
From: Oak Hill Gazette, June 15, 2012


"Feng Shui expert Alex Stark, a Yale-educated architect who participated in the creation of Whole Foods stores in New York, London and Chicago, was brought into the Arbor Trails project to insure that the design had maximum positive energy flow...While most new Whole Foods open on Wednesdays, Stark determined that Tuesday was the most cosmically ideal time."

 

"Designer Fawn Galli on Decorating a Modern Day Fairy Tale Home



By David A Keeps
From: House Beautiful, February, 2012


"The home was designed to feel like a whimsical, wintry forest — the white floors invoke a feeling of ice. Call it surrealism grounded in nature. Or nature with a twist. We played with scale a lot, and we put overscale wallpaper in the master bedroom — and also in the powder room — to draw you into scenery and make you feel small within the landscape.."

 

"Fab Fridays:
Feng Shui Expert Alex Stark-Part II



From: Simplifying Fabulous, October 28, 2011

"My home always reflects feng shui principles. I do this by reviewing the feng shui of our home at least once a year. However, because feng shui is very much about human psychology, I also ask a colleague to analyze our home as well. Every person has 'blind spots'...so I ask for a second opinion because there may be issues that I am not aware of that require correction."

 

"Fab Fridays:
Feng Shui Expert Alex Stark-Part 1



From: Simplifying Fabulous, October 14, 2011

"It is very difficult to learn feng shui on your own....The best way to learn is to hire a competent consultant and have them analyze your space and guide you through the changes that will bring improvement to your career, finances, relationships, and health. Doing this will bring you into direct contact with feng shui practice, which is the only real way to understand it.."

 

"Through the keyhole: Mariano Fortuny’s flourishing legacy



From: MyDeco.com, September, 2011

"The reclaimed oak floors from LV Wood add an organic, earthly feel to an otherwise opulent space. They create such a soothing balance– and allow the voluminous bolts of fabric to stand rightfully on their own. The fabric at Fortuny doesn’t compete with anything else in the room, which is just how it should be... Every editor at the event marveled at its splendor– Lili Diallo of Country Living said she never wanted to leave! I wholeheartedly agreed with her, so the next day I went back with my camera in tow."

 

Fortuny Showroom with Mickey



From: MarthaSteward.com, September, 2011

"When Martha decided to reupholster three of her favorite Victorian wingback chairs, she visited the Fortuny Showroom in New York City to select an elegant but understated fabric. Fortuny fabric is printed and dyed in Venice, Italy, using the same techniques that Mariano Fortuny, the company's founder, patented in 1910. Fortuny is particularly renowned for its printed cotton fabrics, which resemble silk in their iridescence, but which have a subtler sheen and are more versatile than silk."

 

New River Gorge: Where the Wild Things Are



From: Gazette Mail, September 10, 2011

"New York feng shui consultant Alex Stark, who helped identify harmonious environments for such places as NBC's "Today Show" set and Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan, studied aerial photos of Wild Rock, then walked the grounds of the property to chart what he calls its natural energy fields. "Using that information, he came up with his layout of home sites for the property while our design firm, Nelson, Byrd, Woltz Landscape Architects of Charlottesville, did theirs," said Carl Frischkorn, Wild Rocks' managing partner. "They turned out to be remarkably similar."

 

Meeting the Need:
La Maestra Community Health Center



From: Inside Health Care, August, 2011

"Many facilities say they are striving to meet the needs of the community, and although that may be true, fewhave let community needs shape their organization. But that is exactly what La Maestra Community Health Centers has done. Today these centers act as beacons for underserved
populations."

 

Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects designs new campus of Oregon College



From:CBS Interactive Business Network, August 7, 2011

"Ankrom Moisan's design was adjusted by a feng shui specialist to ensure the college receives positive qi, a Chinese word that describes the active energy forming part of any living thing. The director of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine hired Alex Stark, who reviewed the design documents," Ankrom Moisan principal-in-charge Jeff Hamilton said. "He looked at things like proximity to the river, bridges and parks, and he wrote up a report. We met with the college and our design team, and made changes to the drawing to make the design work better according to principles of feng shui."

 

Feng Shui Meets the Mountains of West VA



From: Wild Rock Newsletter, April, 2011

"Construction of this modern home was completed in August 2010. The owner chose a modern design in a wooded setting to help demonstrate how a modern home can conform to a sustainable community and compliment natural landforms. Sustainability was a goal from the start and the process included a Feng Shui analysis, as well as an energy audit and constant evaluation of construction techniques, materials, systems and process. Alex Stark of NYC was the Feng Shui consultant."

 

Supporters of "New Cancun" take Naysayers to Task



From: Guadalajara Reporter, April 2-8, 2011

"Drive up the Jalisco coast from Manzanillo, past Melaque and La Manzanilla, and you’ll soon come across some of the most beautiful and pristine beaches in the world– untouched by human hand. For now, that is. One of these beaches is an idyllic seven-kilometer stretch in an area known as Chalacatepec, 20 kilometers south of Tomatlan."

 

A Healthy Home



From: High Country House and Home, April, 2011

"Woody Creek residents turn to Feng Shui master Alex Stark and sustainable building practices for optimal human and environmental wellness. Feng Shui is an ancient Asian art of positioning objects, including buildings, to support the flow of energy and thus maintain or enhance wellbeing, wealth, relationships and more."

 

Dona Karan: Designing Integrative Health Care



By Kyle Roderick
From: Life Extension Magazine, April, 2011


"Imagine a world famous fashion designer partnering with a major hospital to pioneer integrative cancer care. This medically avant-garde scenario is happening right now in New York City. Beth Israel’s Urban Zen Sanctuary is a quiet, cozy and softly illuminated haven designed by architect David Fratianne and Alex Stark, a feng shui master. Karan founded the Urban Zen Foundation in 2006. Urban Zen’s Integrative Therapist (UZIT) program is co-directed by yoga teachers Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee ."

 

Wild Rock: West Virginia's EcoVillage



From: The Green Connoisseur, October 6, 2010

"Carl Frischkorn, Principal of Wild Rock was searching for a unique natural location to highlight the principles of sustainable design practices. He came across the New River Gorge in West VIrgini and immediately saw the potential for his vision to become a reality. The concept of this ecovillage is to demonstrate to people that a thoughtful community development can live in harmony with a national park and that one can complement the other."

 

Health Centers Make Commitment
To Green Design



From: San Diego Business Journal, September 22, 2010

"When officials at La Maestra Community Health Center started
planning a new facility in the City Heights neighborhood, they had a directive for designers and construction crews: Make it as green as possible.... The new clinic is being designed to attain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design(LEED) Gold level of certification."

 

College near construction on Old Town campus



From: Portland Business Journal, September 19, 2010

"Oregon College of Oriental Medicine President Michael Gaeta and the board scouted sites from Hillsboro’s Sunset Corridor to Portland’s Central Eastside Industrial District. But it was Old Town, where the city of Portland was actively seeking to site an alternative medical program, where Gaeta felt most at home. OCOM quickly embraced the Globe site, especially after feng shui expert Alex Stark declared it was auspiciously oriented to the Willamette River to promote healing."

 

West Virginia vacation community developed to embrace nature



From: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, September 15, 2010
By Gretchen McKay


"Wild Rock is a new sustainable second-home community just a few miles north of the historic town of Fayetteville. In this rugged corner of southern West Virginia, you can do everything: hike, bike and rock climb on the cliffs of the Appalachian Mountains or shoot white-water rapids on the New and Gauley rivers. . . Developer Carl Frischkorn consulted with Alex Stark, a New York-based feng shui consultant who has created 'harmonious environments' for such clients as Citigroup Inc. and Merrill Lynch".

 

Como Distribuir tu Oficina para Mejorar tu Trabajo



From: Web del Hombre, Mexico Edition, July, 2010

"Durante las negociaciones, haz que los visitantes se sienten frente a ti en tu escritorio con sus espaldas hacia la puerta. Siempre colócate en el lugar dominante, con tu espalda protegida por una pared sólida y los ojos hacia la puerta. Te sentirás seguro y tus visitantes estarán ligeramente incómodos, lo que te dará cierto nivel de dominio” dice Alex Stark, uno de los principales consultores de Feng Shui en EE.UU.".

 

Jalisco announces New Real Estate Development



From: Elite Traveler, February 2, 2010

"Officials of the State of Jalisco, including the Pensions Institute of the state (IPEJAL) and investment firm Rasaland (RLD) presented a $183 million dollar real estate project before the State’s Governor, Emilio Gonzalez. Gonzalez expressed his satisfaction with the process of the project stating : 'We are thrilled to now be able to give Mexico and the rest of the world the construction of a sustainable tourism project, linked to natural resources, the community, and the sustainable market."

 

Donna Karan Urban Zen Foundation creates optimal healing environment for cancer patients



From: Beth Israel News, Spring 2010

"Physical renovation of the oncology floor will include the creation of a special healing space for yoga, meditation, and praye, all in collaboration with Ms. Karan, arquitect David Fratiane, and feng shui master Alex Stark. The optimal healing environment will provide access to a quiet, calm, nurturing space for patients, family, and staff."

 

Balancing Energies



From: Work Style Magazine, December, 2009

"Feng Shui specialist Alex Stark has 'oriented' several buildings to let energies better flow by studying the buildings position in relation to its surroundings. “Feng Shui is a technique used to increase opportunity”, explains Stark. “There are many considerations that can be used to promote good fortune, income creation, and brand recognition."

 

Our Commitment to Health Care



From: Urban Zen News, July 7, 2009

"Urban Zen is proud to announce the completion of the physical renovation of the inpatient Cancer Unit of Beth Israel Medical Center. Inspired by a vision of creating an optimum healing environment, Donna Karan and Beth Israel enlisted the help of architect David Fratianne and feng shui master Alex Stark to create a Sanctuary for patients and their beloved ones."

 

Art of Feng Shui makes Mainstream Move



By Beth Kormanik
From: Hotel Interactive, April 22, 2009


" 'People connect to feng shui because it feels groovy, touchy-feely,' said Alex Stark, a private feng shui consultant. 'Feng shui has that dimension, but it's also about mortar and bricks, about hard business practices, and getting people to make money...commercial space must be designed with the goals and objectives of the organization in mind.' "

 

In one section of Beth Israel Hospital,
Patients are saying 'Om', not 'Ah'



By Anemona Hartocollis
From: New York Times, October 29, 2008


"While other hospitals in New York and across the country have dabbled in yoga, the new Beth Israel project is broader, better financed and more integrated into the medical protocol. Starting in November, the cancer ward will be renovated by Donna Karan, the architect David Fratianne and feng shui master Alex Stark."

 

Power by Design



By Steve Calechman
From: Best Life, April 2008


" 'By manipulating your surroundings in certain ways–color choice, furniture arrangement, use of natural materials–feng shui can increase productivity, reduce employee burnout, and create a more amicable working environment,' says Alex Stark, one of the nation's top feng shui consultants."

 

Favorite Spa in Mexico



From: Spa Finder, October 12, 2008

"Located only 45 miles southeast of San Diego, just over the border into Mexico, the weather at Rancho La Puerta is always spectacular--warm and dry--so every week is the perfect week to visit. The land is remarkable, with landscapes enhanced by feng shui-correct design."

 

An Oasis of Calm



From: Soul & Science, August 18, 2008

"The Wellness Garden was carefully designed “to restore the spirit and delight the senses,” according to landscape architect Derek Young. Healing plants, such as Echinacea and sweet-smelling Lavender, support that theme. From flowering trees to swaying grasses, the plants were chosen to both please the eye and to withstand the Northland climate. Feng Shui input completed the process of creating an oasis of calm amidst the bustle of medical technology."

 

Finding Wall Street's Chi



By Amy Wu
From: The Deal.com, October 28, 2008


"A feng-shui-master-astrologist in private practice in New York, Alex Stark, says he has counseled Citigroup Inc., Merrill Lynch & Co., and other corporations on how to use feng shui, the ancient Chinese art of placement and flow, to promote business success. So what is he advising companies do in these stressful times? We called him to find out."

 

The Business of Feng Shui:
Developer finds balance with Eastern Ways



By Ian T. Shearn
From: New Jersey Star Ledger, April 4, 2008


"Stark is no one-trick pony. He has taught feng shui around the world and has consulted on buildings from Amman to Nashville. His client list ranges from Morgan Stanley Dean Witter to the Colombian Coffee Federation. He is currently helping to design feng shui communities in California, Minnesota, and West Virginia."

 

Feng Shui Analysis of Ralph Rapson Hall and Weisman Museum at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Campus

By Environmental Design Research Association
From: 39th Annual Conference, May 28 - June 1, 2008


"This poster session will present a dialogue that occurred between students of architecture from University of Minnesota and the New York based Feng Shui practitioner Alex Stark... The dialogue and the detailed drawings bring to the surface a range of insights for architects and environment behavior researchers on specific ways by which different parts of the human body respond to spatial cues -- some of which are often missed out in the current models of design pedagogy."

 

Enamoured with Provocation and Illusion



By Alain Hochereau
From: Intérieurs 43, Montreal, May-June, 2008


"The interiors of Restaurant DNA were conceived as a response to Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67, which is visible across the port from old Montreal. Feng shui input was provided by architect Alex Stark."

 

A Radical Transformation of Care



From: VCNY HealthCare, Winter 2008

"The new facility has been designed to get away from the institutional feeling found in traditional nursing homes. The program places a great deal of emphasis on privacy and in preserving individual dignity. The feng shui-correct layout is intended to promote healing and recuperation for patients."

 

Worried sellers turn to old idea



By Mary Amoroso
From: The New Jersey Record, February 15, 2008


"Alex Stark, a Brooklyn-based architect and feng shui consultant who worked on the One Hudson Park condo project in Edgewater and Trio buildings in Palisades Park, said, “I set out to maximize opportunity for family life, health, good relationships and prosperity. The basic idea in feng shui is that if you can balance these requirements for any space, then the likelihood of success is improved for everybody, including the sales component.' "

 

Bartering with the Gods: the Despacho Ceremony



By Alex Stark
From: COSM Magazine, Winter 2008


"The despacho is a gift--a giving back of what we receive everyday in our lives. We seek through the despacho ceremony to bridge the ordinary and non-ordinary realms; to establish new patterns of relationships and possibility. It places us in right relationship with Pachamama and all of her manifestations."

 

The Green Dream



By Tessa Boase
From: The Telegraph, London, May 5, 2007


"It's swept across America and now it's planning to conquer Britain. Tessa Boase reports on a US food giant that claims to put principles before profits... A new way of food shopping is crossing the Atlantic and, like many things American, it will seem obscenely proportioned at first. But, like the SUV and super-size Snickers, we will soon get used to it and then come to expect it."

 

What's in Store for Kensington



By Jonathan Prynn
From: The Evening Standard, London, March 3, 2007


"Whole Foods Market used Brooklyn-based feng shui consultant Alex Stark to run the spiritual rule over the former Barkers department store in London. According to David Lannon, senior executive at the Kensington site, his findings were 'very, very positive'."

 

Ancient Design Principles, New Selling Points



From: New Jersey Business Magazine, March 26, 2007

"Alex Stark, who is a graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture and worked as an architect for 20 years before starting his feng shui practice, says he worked with New York City-based architectural teams, advising them on what errors and problems to avoid."

 

Western Feng Shui and Architects Who Use It



From: AllRhetoric.com, November, 2007

"Alex Stark, a well-known feng shui consultant and author, believes that, while feng shui was introduced to America as an Eastern practice, it has evolved here and in Europe to something much more holistic. His clients are interested in the philosophy behind feng shui: they are looking for the spiritual and physical areas of design that just aren’t available through traditional Western design."

 

A History of the Future:
Design Considerations



By Brittany Myers
From: PompeiAD.com, August 2007


"Some of the overall considerations for the design were Feng Shui, intelligent lighting, and LEED Certification...We collaborated with Feng Shui practitioner Alex Stark, because we appreciate the integration of Western design and Eastern sensibility."

 

Doerr-Hosier Center makes its Debut



By Carolyn Sackariason
From: The Aspen Times, June 2, 2007


"Feng shui expert Alex Stark realized that the new building at the Aspen Institute would be at the epicenter of Aspen's energy, with the three valleys flowing directly toward the Roaring Fork River. As a result, the building was designed with that in mind."

 

New Meadows facility designed to inspire



By Carolyn Sackariason
From: The Aspen Times, June 22, 2007


"After five years and $12.5 million, the vision born from inside some of the largest minds has come to fruition at Aspen Meadows. The building's architect, Jeffrey Berkus, involved feng shui expert Alex Stark early in the design process. Stark realized immediately that the building would be at the epicenter of Aspen's energy, with the three valleys flowing directly toward the Roaring Fork. As a result, the building was designed with that in mind."

 

Park Funding leads to Luxury condos in Brooklyn



By: Steve Cutler
From: The Real Deal New York Real Estate, May, 2007


"Brooklyn Bridge Park is seen by many as the most significant development of parkland in the borough since the completion of Prospect Park in the 1870s. 'It’s not every day you get a building in excess of a million square feet you can convert to residential,” says developer Robert Levine. Plans for the park include wetlands, meadows, tidal pools, dunes, marshes, a coastal forest, and an aviary island."

 

Original Yin:
Exploring the natural alliance of feng shui and architecture



By Cheryl Weber
From: Residential Architect, September, October, 2006


"Feng shui consultant Alex Stark, an architect, blends both the practical and transcendental aspects in his practice. He says that although feng shui was introduced to America as a Chinese practice, here and in Europe it's been transformed into something more holistic."

 

Environmental Health & Design



By Heath Hudson
From: Health & Healing NY.org, April 2006


"The totality of the Center's interior reflects the principles of Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese art built on the belief that Qi - the vital life force pervasive throughout the universe and existing in all living things - can be affected by our external environment."

 

Community & Environment:
Healing from the Web of Life



By Heath Hudson
From: The Bravewell Collaborative, April, 2006


"The well-known Feng Shui master Alex Stark worked closely with the architectural firm of Guenther Petrarca, a leader in green design and the use of eco-sensitive materials. This collaboration ensured that construction and design principles optimized the use of the space's potential"

 

Anything is Possible



By Christina Koch
From: Eco-Structure, July-August 2006


"The builiding's orientation and location on the site were determined by a complex set of factors: where the roads were, healing in terms of Feng shui, and the views on the site to the northeast."

 

Tarragon Corporation Announces Trio Opening



From: Real Estate Journal, July 12, 2006

"Trio has been designed by a world-renowned design team through the collaboration of Edgewater-based Architectura and the acclaimed Ismael Leyva Architects of MY Studio, led by an award-winning Korean principal. Alex Stark acted as Trio’s feng shui consultant, applying unique feng shui elements to the building."

 

Sneak Peek into Fully Feng-Shui Inspired Building



From: Real Estate Weekly, July 27, 2006

"Highly-acclaimed Gruzen Samton Architects, Jay Valgora of V Studio Interior Designers, and Feng Shui expert Alex Stark, a teacher of Feng Shui and a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture, collaborated to employ Feng Shui as a design principle in every aspect of the building."

 

One Hudson Park: Feng Shui-Correct Development



From: Multi Housing News, October 2006

"Mr. Stark designed a pond that is visible from the development's front door because a view of water from the entrance of a building enhances prosperity, promotes health and good luck. But the pond also serves as a place to dump rainwater, "which is a requirement of the city," he says."

 

Alex Stark: Feng Shui and the Urban Fabric



From: University of Minnesota School of Architecture, October, 2006

" From the perspective of feng shui, topography--whether rural or urban--is a fundamental determinant of human destiny. Land form and the presence of settlements and roads have a predictable impact on quality of life. Determining ideal positions in the landscape, finding optimal orientation, and coordinating the program, massing, and layout of structures are important considerations in applying feng shui knowledge to site planning."

 

Symposium: Feng Shui and the Urban Fabric



From: University of Minnesota School of Architeture, October 2006

"Contemporary feng shui focuses on the application of traditional feng shui principles to modern town planning and new urbanism. Principles of feng shui design are explored in depth to determine how they can contribute towards the creation of harmonious civic environments."

 

In the Modern Temple of Healing



By Louise Danielle Palmer
From: Spirituality & Health, July/August 2005


"At the cutting edge of medicine is the recognition that space, just like a person, can be a healer. But first, the space itself must be healed. Enter the doctor: Alex Stark"

 

Using Feng Shui in Offices and Stores



By Lisa Chamberlain
From: The New York Times, Sunday, July 10, 2005


"Alex Stark, who has a private feng shui practice in Brooklyn, has been riding the feng shui crest as it has flowed from an esoteric residential practice primarliy used a s self help tool, to offices and retail spaces, to entire commercial projects."

 

Power Spot



By Jane Wells
From: Aspen Magazine, Summer/Fall 2005


""Jane Wells consults feng shui geomancy master Alex Stark to uncover some hidden secrets about the lay of the land...Stark identified three major dragon formations in the landscape. The first has the fabulous name Golden Bull Pulls Royal Chariot; it surrounds Independence Lake and has a spur that goes all the way down to Red Butte. This type of formation is known in feng shui as a "kingmaker" because it can produce great wealth and power."

 

Auspicious Energies



By Barbara Weltman and Michael Hayes
From: The Journal of Accountancy, May 2005


"New York feng shui master Alex Stark designed the three personal workspaces showcased here. In his view a harmonious, well-balanced environment liberates creativity and vitality and opens up new opportunities. Feng shui, the holistic practice of space design, is a valuable tool in creating salutary business environments, he say."

 

Condo Tower Aligned to Provide Calm



By Antoinette Martin
From: The Wall Street Journal, April, 2005


" The entire project has been designed with the principles of feng shui in mind. The feng shui design promotes privacy and calm. The grand entry foyers in each residence, and windows that give maximum sunlight and which showcase the panoramic views of Manhattan, are in line with gracious living standards as well as feng shui."

 

The Sacredness of Place



By Alex Stark
From: COSM Magazine, Winter 2005


"Creating sacredness is a fundamental imperative in human nature. We seek sacred places because we are sacred in ourselves, because it is in the experience of the sacred that we are most human, and paradoxically, most physical."

 

The Temple is the Body: Sacred Architecture as a Reflection of the Human Body



By Alex Stark
From: COSM Magazine, Fall 2005


"The Vastu tradition of India, Chinese Feng Shui, Egyptian Temple architecture, the Inca Seque system, and the Greek canon of proportions have one thing in common: a reverence for architectural space as a reflection of the human body."

 

Travelling between the Worlds:
Conversations with Modern Shamans



By Hillary S. Webb
Hampton Roads Publishing Company, Charlottesville, 2004


"Following the example of many seekers before him, Alex Stark embarked on a vision quest to pray for a sign that would further his growth. In the middle of his second night on the quest, he was struck by a sudden burst of lighting. No other induction...could have been more appropriate."

 

A Dream Clinic



By Diane Guernsey
From: Town & Country, November 2004


"A stunning new Manhattan center offers the best of East and West: the aura of peace is almost palpable. Wrote one new patient: 'The moment I stepped off of the elevator, I began to feel better' "

 

Innovation in the Design of the ICU



By Alex Stark
From: Minnesota Physician, May 2004


"As a feng shui consultant specializing in the health care field, I am often asked to bring a more nature-conscious and patient-centered perspective into the design process. In fact, the very inclusion of my discipline attests to the current effort to widen the scope of discussion in the planning of new facilities."

 

In The End is the Beginning:
The Summer Solstice and the Making of Time



By Alex Stark
From: COSM Magazine, Summer 2004


"Just as the summer solstice cannot be understood without reference to the winter solstice, it is important also to remember that moments of happiness and revelation will necessarily be followed by their twin experiences of sadness and despair. The passing of time reflects and instructs us as to the importance of both."

 

The New Healers



By Nina Burleigh
From: New York Magazine, September 2003


"Alex Stark's method is more intuitive and magic-oriented than most. He not only operates on feng shui principles of directions but says he physically senses the earth's grid of energy. Where the lines of that energy intersect, migraines or damage to the immune system or other ailments can occur."

 

Taking Care of the Caretakers



By Danine Alati
From: Contract Magazine, March 2003


"Beatrice Renfield's fondness and deep respect for nurses prompted her to commission a space promoting nursing excellence.... Feng shui consultant Alex Stark worked with the design team to ensure that the architecture was balanced and the curves and room placement would work within the structure."

 

Feng Shui: restoring balance at an office near you



By Brett Martin
From: Inc.com, September 2003


"Feng shui is as broad as engineering or architecture," says Alex Stark, a feng shui practitioner in Brooklyn, NY. "You could take 12 different practitioners and get 12 different versions of what it is."

 

The Asianization of America



By Warren I. Cohen
From: The Asian American Century, Harvard University Press, 2002


"The extraordinary "Asianization" of America–the accelerating influence of East Asia on American life and identity, a phenomenon neglected by most students of American history (includes) Alex Stark...who in April 2000 helped realign the Web site of Corcoran.com, enabling the owners to achieve a harmonious balance in cyberspace."

 

Cosmic Appraisal



By Hillary Sheets
From: ID Magazine, November 2002


"We know they are architectural masterpieces, but how do five great houses stack up to the eyes of feng shui master Alex Stark? I.D. asked Alex Stark, a Yale-trained architect and feng shui consultant in New York CIty, to assess five iconic houses of 20th-century architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Mies can de Rohe, Philip Johnson, and Frank Ghery."

 

Our Offices, Our Selves



By Eve M. Kahn
From: Interiors, May 2002


"A feng shui master, a color consultant, and an organizational expert analyze three designers' workspaces and sum up their occupants' styles... An architect by training, Alex Stark has been practicing feng shui for 10 years and works as an independent consultant in New York. He most often advises designers on hospital and healthcare projects, but he has also advised the United Nations Development Program on issues of urban development"

 

Healing Properties



From: Interior Design, February 1, 2001

"Feng shui expert Alex Stark consulted on the layout, which reflects the center's philosophy of patient empowerment and harnesses positive energy. 'We wanted to make it very clear that authority rested with the patient,' says Stark, who designated the floor's northwest corner, representing authority and leadership, as the waiting area."

 

Net Set: The Web Within



By Hillary Rosner
From: New York Magazine, May 10, 2001


"I need five minutes just to go inside myself," says Alex Stark, standing before a makeshift altar with incense, statues, bells, and shells carefully assembled on bright scarves next to a flat-panel monitor. At a time when the Pets.com spokespuppet gets interviewed on ABC, it shouldn't surprise anyone that Stark is feng shui-ing Corcoran.com's real estate Website in order to generate the kind of harmony -- and publicity -- the new economy demands.

 

Live Wire: Finding the Alignment for E-Commerce



From: CNN Money.com, May 1, 2001

"Barbara Corcoran tapped feng shui practitioner Alex Stark to reenergize the Website for her New York City real estate company... It worked. Hits to the site have tripled, and Corcoran has received a flood of compliments that she says more than justified Stark’s fee."

 

Open wide and say OM



From: W Beauty Book, October 2000

"As soon as you step into New York's Beth Israel Center for Health and Healing, you realize you're in no ordinary clinic."