Alex Stark is an internationally recognized consultant, advisor, and teacher on issues of creativity, efficiency, design, and healing. 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; and health-care facilities; and on issues of institutional and personal transformation. He has received a design citation for his feng shui work by the Boston Society of Architects.
A graduate of the Yale University School of Architecture, he is recipient of a Ford Foundation scholarship for cross-cultural studies and was named Scholar of the House by Yale University. He has studied architecture with George Kubler, Charles Moore, James Stirling, and Vincent Scully. He has pursued feng shui and geomancy under Bill Spear, Raphael Simmons, Roger Green, R.D. Chin, Karen Kingston, Richard Creightmore, and Marko Pogacnik. A native of Peru, he is also a student of shamanism, an ancient tradition based on reverence to the Earth and reciprocity between all living beings. He has apprenticed in shamanism under Michael Harner, Oscar Miro-Quesada, and Don Juan Nunez del Prado.
Stark has been a consultant to the United Nations Development Program in public health and regional planning, and his client list includes: Hyatt Corporation, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter, Condé Nast Publishing, Whole Foods Markets, The Aspen Institute, Beth Israel Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, Continuum Center for Health & Healing, Hyatt Retirement Residences, Morgan Stanley, Prudential Douglas Elliman, Corcoran Realty Group, and the University of Minnesota.
Stark is on the faculty of the Long Island Feng Shui Institute, the Golden Gate School of Feng Shui, and the Feng Shui Alliance. He also 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, and has lectured at many venues around the world, including Yale University, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, Regents College in London, the University of Minnesota College of Architecture, and the American Holistic Medical Association.
Stark's work has been featured in many publications, including the New York Times, Town & Country, New York magazine, the Wall Street Journal, and the London Evening Standard, and on CNN, PBS, and the Arts & Entertainment channel. He lives with his wife and daughter in Park Slope, Brooklyn.