As technology and testing advance, wet labs and dry labs have become more interconnected, but these spaces still have fundamentally different purposes and design considerations.Read More
Mark Paskanik, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Senior Laboratory Planner
Mark Paskanik is a talented laboratory planner and licensed architect in multiple states and has nearly 20 years of experience programming, planning and designing research facilities worldwide. With a focus on tested planning principles, Mark uniquely adapts each lab design to support the client’s vision to create a collaborative, efficient and safe environment. He has planned over 10,000,000 square feet of laboratory space and has completed many challenging renovations projects.
Mark streamlines the planning process through focused visioning sessions by guiding his clients through a highly communicative and visual process. Through the use of a dashboard, pre-read and visual tools, his unique approach also respects the project budget and supports the business strategy for the stakeholders involved.
As a LEED AP, Mark completed one of the first LEED laboratory projects in the nation and he continues to design sustainable laboratories with a focus on minimal cost impacts. As an author, he has published articles on laboratory design and has been a peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health. Mark has planned well over 100 projects ranging from CGMP, CGTP, BSL, Vivaria, Aquatics, Imaging, Bio-Engineering, Pharmacoengineering, Stem Cell, Plant Science and others.
Currently Mark is also serving as a founding board member for the NC-Triangle Chapter of I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories).