Laura Vargas AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

Project Director

Associate Principal

I am drawn to helping people. I have the privilege of working with researchers and educators, each with a unique story, all with the shared mission of advancing science. By providing spaces that support their achievements and inspire discoveries, it has been my honor to contribute to their respective projects and goals.

Highly technical laboratory spaces are exciting and challenging. No two are alike. Each holds its own significance and importance in advancing our world. I have had the pleasure of planning, programming, designing, and managing projects for science, technology, and higher education clients for more than a decade, working with high-profile companies and organizations such as Shell, Dow, DuPont, the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, Johns Hopkins University, and Texas Tech University.

With over two million square feet of laboratory and support space completed, my experience has focused on research and development in the academic and private industry setting, spanning a diverse range of scientific fields, including analytical chemistry, physical sciences and engineering, consumer product development, material science, life science and pharmaceuticals, aerospace engineering, manufacturing and production, and veterinary medicine.

I am a heartfelt leader dedicated to client satisfaction and uniting project teams with their clients and constituents' goals.