Helping solve your toughest laboratory design challenges.

Laboratory Research & Design (LR&D) brings deep experience with planning and programming a variety of laboratory spaces for universities, healthcare institutions and leading research companies.


Laboratory Research and Design, LLC was founded in August 2020 by Paulina Bugyis, a laboratory planner with over 20 years of experience with planning a variety of laboratory spaces. Paulina has worked with academic and corporate clients across the country to create innovative, functional laboratory environments for learning, healthcare, start-up companies, and research and development.


LR&D can provide a range of services for your lab planning and programming needs. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Paulina has the credentials to serve on multidisciplinary teams and bring added value to projects both large and small. She concentrates on providing detailed analysis of current and future space needs to support your organizational goals and the well-being of occupants.

Client Testimonials

An Advocate for the End User

“Paulina’s command of her discipline, her diligence, and her willingness to advocate for the end user, all together, were of tremendous benefit in helping us to construct a vivarium that matched our needs. She is the best that I have had the privilege to work with, not to disparage others, but she has been the most all around knowledgeable of our needs and also the most willing to go to bat for us to make sure we got what we needed.”

Confidential Academic Research Institution, Atlanta, GA

A Trusted Advisor

“Paulina was an instrumental part of bringing the genomics lab and office space into operation. The existing space was renovated to accommodate the start-up requirements of a newly formed transformation and molecular biology team. Paulina answered questions by phone and email in a very timely manner; this ensured the construction build-out and installation of equipment hook-ups went smoothly. In the process, Paulina and I became trusted friends.”

Confidential Plant Science Company,
St. Louis, MO

Invaluable Experience

”Paulina’s approach from the very beginning was most impressive. She did not attempt to fit our needs into a pre-determined mold, but rather, interviewed each one of our team members in depth to understand their current routines and tasks, as well as future needs. Our space was tailored to our team’s specific needs, and incorporated the necessary functionality and efficiency of construction within our budget. Her attention to countless details that would have otherwise gone unnoticed proved that Paulina’s experience was invaluable, giving us a world-class laboratory that we are all very proud of.”

Confidential R&D Company, St. Louis, MO

Let’s plan a laboratory together.

LR&D is a certified Minority/Woman-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBE) in the State of Missouri.