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Bonny Slater, CHID, ASID, LEED AP

Healthcare Leader, Design Director, Senior Associate

Bonny Slater is a Co-Global Healthcare Practice Leader and Design Director at Gensler. She 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. Bonny’s research has been featured in Contract and Metropolis magazines and have 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, and is a frequent contributing writer to Gensler Dialogue and former editor of Contract’s “Designing for Health” online series.

As a Designer, 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, in 2018 Bonny was honored as an ASID Ones to Watch Scholar and Design Excellence award recipient.