Developers are facing an opportunity and a dilemma: Competition is at an all-time high in the life sciences industry, which means companies must create work environments that attract and retain top researchers, encourage collaboration and innovation all while maintaining a flexible space that can evolve to meet new research demands and technology.Read More
Mark Paskanik, AIA
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 an author, Mark publishes 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 wet lab to dry lab with specialties in BSL, GMP and vivaria.
Mark is also a former founding board member for the NC-Triangle Chapter of I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories).