Stanley Stark Shares His Experience During Downturns and How He Prevails


Stanley Stark, FAIA

Stanley Stark, FAIA

Joan Capelin interviewed Stanley Stark – vice president and national director of life sciences for HDR/CUH2A – for the 12th interview of the “Sound Advice” series.

The podcast provides perspective and advice on lessons learned from past recessions; building a constituency for change; how to maintain client loyalty; whether innovation will diminish as a result of the recession; and the importance of good communication.

Trained as an architect and urban designer, Stanley is one of America’s leading planners and designers of science and technology facilities.  Formerly a managing partner at HLW International, he is currently vice president and national director of life sciences at one of the country’s best  science and technology practice groups.

Stanley has had a pivotal role in the design of major projects for clients such as the FDA, Merck, Schering-Plough, and the Columbia University Medical Center. He often participates on panels and in study groups for major industry organizations such as the New York Academy of Sciences, the National Science Foundation, Tradeline, and the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE).  Stanley’s main topic is how the demands and needs of science intersect with science and technology facilities.

His ability to maintain contact with the broader issues of the profession has been enhanced by continuing engagement with the AIA, particularly AIA NY’s Oculus.

Click here to listen to the podcast and view Stanley Stark’s full bio.  Visit our “Sound Advice” page to hear other podcasts in the series.