Professor Stark came to UMA in 2005 having spent the previous 11 years in Boston, most recently working for the firm Perry Dean Rogers | Partners Architects. There he worked on various institutional projects including the McCain Library at Agnes Scott College, 60 Oxford Street for Harvard University, and an addition to the National Library of Medicine. During that time he also served as an adjunct professor at the Boston Architectural Center, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
Professor Stark graduated magna cum laude from Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Iowa in 1989 with a BA in Theater Design and a minor in Shakespearean Literature. After working in theaters on both coasts, he received his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, graduating in 1998 with a Letter of Commendation for Outstanding Achievement.
In addition to teaching at UMA, Professor Stark maintains a small architectural practice in Portland doing residential and institutional work in Maine. His current work includes a new learning center for the University College Center in Saco. His ongoing research includes community partnering, the use of diagram in architecture, and furniture design.