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Nik Bandak

Vice President, LEED Green Associate

Hughes Marino

Phone: 1-844-NO-CONFLICT



Nik Bandak is a vice president at Hughes Marino. Nik earned a degree in financial services from Saint Mary’s College of California where he graduated with honors.

Since joining Hughes Marino in 2011, Nik has completed a number of unique projects across various industries from multi-family and transitional housing facilities, ground-up medical office buildings, and high-end law firm projects to biotechnology, electronics manufacturing, and life science tenant improvement projects. Nik has extensive experience working with numerous municipalities, the Department of State Architects, and OSHPD. He has also managed the design and construction of numerous laboratory facilities that meet specific NIH and CDC requirements.

Specific completed biotechnology projects include the 40,000 SF phase one and 25,000 SF phase two of Receptos’ lab and office space. Specific technology and manufacturing projects include: Nordson Asymtek (93,000 SF office, lab, and manufacturing warehouse facility); Sierra Wireless (15,000 SF office and electronics lab space); Airgain (15,000 SF office, electronics lab and test chamber facility); CoStar Group (10,000 SF office space); and ecoATM (50,000 SF office and processing facility).

Specific corporate office projects include: Latham & Watkins LLP (70,000 SF headquarters); California Bank & Trust (20,000 SF banking and office space); JAMS Los Angeles (33,000 SF); MedImpact (22,000 SF office space); ESET (60,000 SF North American headquarters, completed in six phases); and Downtown San Diego Partnership (4,000 SF headquarters).

Specific ground-up and renovation projects include: Connections Housing (12-story, 120,000 SF renovation of the historical World Trade Center building in Downtown San Diego), Helix Charter High School Performing Arts Complex (34,000 SF ground-up construction), Family Health Centers of San Diego (three-story, 20,000 SF medical office building with surrounding parking lot and bio-retention basin); and Albert Einstein Academy Charter Middle School (38,000 SF school with adjoining 32,000 square foot parking lot).

As a key member of the Hughes Marino team, Nik is a valuable partner to companies as they organize their goals for growth. Throughout the past year he has helped Nordson Corporation and BioLegend plan strategic expansions. Currently, Nik is actively managing the planning and design of the BioLegend Headquarters Campus located in Miramar, which is under construction on the phase one 40,000 SF lab, vivarium and office building.

Prior to joining Hughes Marino, Nik worked for Bechtel International on the Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone in Taweelah, United Arab Emirates. Prior to that he worked for a Bay Area concrete contracting company where he helped to complete the 40,000 SF Social Science and Management Building at UC Merced, and Air Traffic Control Tower at the Oakland International Airport.

Nik has participated in the Challenged Athletes Foundation’s San Diego Triathlon Challenge, and has organized efforts to send care packages to troops stationed in Afghanistan.

Nik is a hobby carpenter and triathlete, and enjoys going to the beach, exercising, writing, and traveling with his wife, Kelly.

  • Education
  • — Saint Mary’s College of California, B.S. in business administration, Honors financial services
  • Professional Activities
  • — LEED Green Associate
  • Civic and Charitable Activities
  • — 2013 Challenged Athletes Foundation, San Diego Triathlon Challenge — Participant
  • — Fight for Air Climb — Participant
  • — Habitat for Humanity — Participant in the Build-A-Thon