Lab planning and design, including lab vibration control, lays the foundation for efficient scientific work. It is the process of taking both basic program elements and highly technical blocks and arranging them to create a space that is safe and efficient.Read More
Mark Paskanik, AIA
Fellow - Laboratory
Mark Paskanik, AIA, is a Fellow, talented lab planner and licensed architect in North Carolina. With a focus on the lab ecosystem, Mark strives to make each lab successful through a wholistic approach of examining the support system of the lab beyond its walls while understanding industry best practices to attract the best and brightest employees. He has over 20 years of experience programming, planning and designing research facilities worldwide, and in that time, he has planned over 20 million square feet of laboratory projects ranging from wet lab to dry lab with specialties in BSL, GMP and vivaria.
Mark also draws on tested planning principles and uniquely adapts each lab design to support the client’s vision to create a collaborative, efficient and safe environment. He streamlines the planning process through focused visioning sessions by guiding his clients through a highly communicative and visual process. Through the use of a pre-read and visual tools, his approach also respects the project budget and supports the business strategy for the stakeholders involved.
As an author and frequent speaker, Mark publishes articles on laboratory design and has been a peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.
Mark is also a former founding board member for the NC-Triangle Chapter of I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories).
Insights By Mark
10 things developers need to know for the next lab opportunity
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
Lab design—lay the foundation for scientific discovery
What is lab planning? Lab planning and design lays the foundation for efficient scientific work. It is the process of taking both basic program elements and highly technical blocks and arranging them to create a space that is both safe and efficient.Read More
Wet labs vs dry labs from lab design experts
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
Lab design techniques to accelerate COVID test processing
Testing is a crucial component of our global response to COVID-19. The more people we can test for the virus, the better we can understand the threat we’re up against.Read More