Speaker Profile: Mark A. Paskanik, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C
Mark Paskanik, Senior Architect & Laboratory Design Expert, 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 renovation 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, he has published articles on laboratory design and is a frequent conference speaker. Having been a peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health, Mark uses his experience to help clients with NIH grant submissions. As a LEED accredited professional, Mark completed one of the first LEED laboratory projects in the nation, and he continues to design sustainable laboratories with a focus on minimal cost impacts Mark has planned well over 100 projects ranging from STEM, CGMP, CGTP, BSL, vivaria, aquatics, imaging, bio-engineering, pharmacoengineering, stem cell, plant science and others.
Mark currently serves as a founding board member for the NC-Triangle Chapter of I2SL (International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories).