Mark Paskanik, AIA, Fellow

Lab Planning Expert | Licensed Architect

Mark Paskanik is a distinguished lab planner and licensed architect, recognized for his expertise in strategy, visioning, programming, and designing cutting edge research facilities across the globe. With over 25 years of experience, Mark has an unparalleled proficiency in delivering innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of each project. Throughout his extensive career, Mark has overseen the planning of over 25 million square feet of laboratory space, encompassing a diverse range of R&D lab environments from traditional science to cutting edge nanotechnology, with specialized knowledge in Biosafety Level (BSL), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), and vivarium design.

A forward-thinking strategist, Mark approaches each lab project with a holistic perspective, considering not only the physical infrastructure but also the ecosystem surrounding it. By integrating industry best practices and fostering collaborative environments, he ensures the success and sustainability of every lab he designs.

His commitment to excellence extends beyond design, as evidenced by his active involvement as an author, speaker, and peer reviewer in the laboratory field. He has contributed valuable insights through published articles and served as a peer reviewer for prestigious institutions such as the National Institutes of Health. Mark is also passionate about sustainability and professional development, which is reflected in his role as a founding board member of the NC-Triangle Chapter of the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL).

Driven by a passion for innovation and a relentless pursuit of excellence, Mark continues to redefine the standards of laboratory design, delivering solutions that inspire breakthroughs and fostering scientific advancement.

“I am driven by how the spaces we design improve all of our lives. Working on only Science & Technology projects throughout my career, I have had the privilege to work with people that have found cures or whose research has improved the lives of our families. Building upon the success of the past, I always search for a unique design that improves the results for our clients one project at a time.”

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