Mark Paskanik, AIA

Senior Laboratory Planner

Mark Paskanik, AIA, is a 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).

“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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