Paulina Bugyis Joins Lamar Johnson Collaborative


Paulina Bugyis Joins Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Industry Veteran Boosts Firm’s Expertise in the Design of Research Facilities and Laboratories

ST. LOUIS – Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC), a subsidiary of top 20 constructor Clayco, has announced that Paulina Bugyis has joined the firm as an Associate Principal. Paulina brings more than 21 years of involvement in the research industry, including vast experience in the design of various research facilities including biopharmaceutical and biomedical laboratories, animal facilities, food labs and plant science projects. In this role, she will expand LJC’s ability to offer strategic counsel and design of innovative, compliant and effective facilities for research institutions across all industries.

“Research and development continues to be the cornerstone of all innovation for all businesses,” said CEO Lamar Johnson. “We are thrilled to have Paulina join the team and bring a new level of industry connections, knowledge and involvement to our offering. Her insights into compliance needs and proven design expertise positions LJC as the industry expert of laboratory and research facility design.”

Paulina holds a Bachelors and Masters of Architecture from the University of Chile and holds a high level of proficiency with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Design Requirement Manual and The Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals as part of her involvement in laboratory design. She has extensive experience with biosafety level three for animals and laboratories, clean room design, and NIH-funded construction. She remains involved with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and holds Partial Certification for LEAN Yellow Belt and is an International Associate of the American Institute of Architects. Paulina will be based in the St. Louis office of LJC.

About LJC
LJC is a full-service design and architecture firm committed to enhancing the quality of the human experience and to improving how design and architecture can impact each individual’s emotional being. By harnessing the power of integrated design, including architecture, workplace strategy, interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering, the company achieves its clients’ goals and aspirations. For more information, please visit

About Clayco
Clayco is a full-service, turnkey real estate development, master planning, architecture, engineering and construction firm that safely delivers clients across North America the highest quality solutions on time, on budget, and above and beyond expectations. With $2.6 billion in revenue, Clayco specializes in the “art and science of building,” providing fast track, efficient solutions for industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential related building projects. For more information, please visit