Mark Paskanik, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, is a Senior Architect and Laboratory Planner with CRB, a consulting, design and construction services firm with offices around the globe. He 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 more than 10 million square feet of laboratory space and has completed many challenging renovation projects. 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. He has published articles on laboratory design and has been a peer reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.