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Bonny Slater

Healthcare Leader, Design Director, Senior Associate

Bonny is a global leader for Gensler’s Healthcare practice area who has spent 20+ years creating inspiring environments to support health and wellness for diverse populations. With a background in design and environmental psychology, she brings a unique perspective and research-driven approach to crafting meaningful experiences by supporting physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Bonny’s research has included the study of color in immersive environments, design considerations in behavioral health facilities, and the cultural implications of evidence-based design. Her recent work focuses on the connections between engagement, design, and population health in vulnerable communities. Her research has been featured in Contract and Metropolis magazines and has garnered national recognition through ASID’s Outcome of Design Award and The Caritas Project’s Generative Space Award. An active thought leader, Bonny has presented her research at national conferences including Healthcare Design, Healthcare Facilities Symposium, and NeoCon.

Bonny’s work has included academic medical centers, community health centers, foreign hospitals, and prototype wellness facilities. Her work has been featured in Metropolis, Contract, Healthcare Design, and Architectural Record. In addition to various project awards, Bonny was honored as an ASID Ones to Watch Scholar and Design Excellence award recipient in 2018.