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. 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).