Mark Pasnik combines professional practice with academia, working in a variety of capacities. Based in Boston, he is a principal at over,under, an interdisciplinary practice with expertise in architecture, urban design, graphic identity, and publications; the codirector of pinkcomma, a gallery that showcases Boston's new architectural underground; and an associate professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology.
His firm over,under is currently working on two major building projects: the Museo Maya de América, a museum of Mayan art in Guatemala City, Guatemala; and an art and design school in Doha, Qatar.
Pasnik credits his time at Cornell as a main influence in his career. "The faculty inspired learning in ways that I try to recapture in my own teaching and practice," he says. "I recall vividly the energy and coaxing thoughtfulness of many studio faculty, starting from my very first semester with Andrea Simitch, Shayne O'Neil, and Arthur Ovaska. These were complemented by the research investigations and theoretical interests prompted in courses with faculty like Mark Jarzombek and Colin Rowe. This dual agenda of design and research has been central to my own practice, especially with our curatorial activities but also in every architectural commission we undertake."