Mark Pasnik, AIA

Mark is a founding principal and licensed architect in Massachusetts with a sustained expertise in design and architectural conservation. He has been involved in all aspects of OverUnder’s work, ranging from buildings and urban studies to conservation planning and research initiatives. Recent projects include a public library transformation in Haverhill, upgrades to an athletics building at UMass Boston, and a conservation management plan for Boston City Hall. Mark is a professor of architecture at Wentworth, where his academic studios have engaged with state and city agencies to study the future of twentieth-century buildings by Paul Rudolph and Marcel Breuer. Mark received the AIA Young Architects Award in 2013, the Boston Society of Architects’ Commonwealth Award in 2016, and was named to Out Magazine’s Out100 list in 2020, a nationwide honor recognizing innovators and advocates in the LGBTQ+ community. He serves as chair of the Boston Art Commission. Mark co-authored Heroic: Concrete Architecture and the New Boston (Monacelli Press, 2015), which won recognition from the Graham Foundation, Historic New England, Docomomo US, the Boston Society of Architects, and the Boston Preservation Alliance. He edited two more recent publications, Henry N. Cobb: Words & Works 1948–2018 and Justice Is Beauty: MASS Design Group, both published by Monacelli Press.

Selected Projects

— Haverhill Public Library Transformation, ongoing
— University of Massachusetts, Boston, Clark Athletic Center Renovation, ongoing
— University of Massachusetts, Boston, Softball Field Upgrades Study, 2021-22
— Boston City Hall Conservation Management Plan, 2021
— Boston City Hall Plaza Renovations, Historical Advisor to Sasaki, ongoing
— Back Bay Parking Garage Upgrade, ongoing
— City of Cambridge Urban Design Consultant, 2016-19
— Al Noor Hotel, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 2017-2020
— Newmarket Office Building Study, Boston, 2018
— Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar, Building Facade Transformation, Doha, Qatar, 2012-16
— Boston Government Service Center, Historical Advisor to DCAMM, 2016-17


— Harvard University Graduate School Master in Design Studies
— Cornell University Bachelor of Architecture with Honors

Academic Positions

— Wentworth Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Design
— Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture
— California College of the Arts, Department of Architecture
— Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Architecture
— Northeastern University School of Architecture