Paulina Bugyis, Int’l Associate AIA

Laboratory Research and Design, LLC was founded in August 2020 by Paulina Bugyis, a laboratory planner with more than 20 years of experience with planning a variety of laboratory spaces. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Paulina has the credentials to serve on multidisciplinary teams and bring added value on projects large and small.

Paulina has worked with academic and corporate clients across the country to create innovative, functional laboratory environments for learning, start-up companies, and research and development. Her detail-oriented approach is instrumental in guiding clients through decision making processes for complex environments, such as BSL3 and animal research spaces. Paulina is passionate about her work and is committed to designing laboratory spaces that stimulate collaboration and provide safe and healthy environments for cutting-edge research.

Bachelor of Architecture, University of Chile
Master of Architecture, University of Chile

American Institute of Architects, International Associate Member
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) Member Contributor
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, St. Louis Member

Industry Involvement
National Institutes of Health (NIH), STOD – Scientific and Technical Review Board on Biomedical and Behavioral Research Facilities (2021-2025)

Presentations and Publications
Life Lessons From a Career in Laboratory Animal Science, ALN 2018
HVAC and the Bradfield Legacy, ALN Magazine, 2017
Bridging the Gap, Design – Construction – Needs, LAMA, 2015
Your Role in the Design and Construction of an Animal Facility, Bio Conference Live, 2014
The State of Animal Facility Design in Latin America, ALN Magazine, 2012
Vivarium Design 101-Focus on Rodent Caging, Labs 21 Conference, 2012
Multidisciplinary Academic Research Buildings, Tradelines, 2005

“As a laboratory planner, I love sharing ideas with researchers and learning about what is important to them. Through this I can be an advocate for clients when it comes to responding to their needs and providing effective solutions.”

Paulina Bugyis, Int’l Associate AIA

Let’s plan a laboratory together.

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