Sonja Bochart, IIDA, LEED AP BD&C, WELL AP, LFA a design leader in health and wellness for over twenty-five years, has an extensive background in supporting teams and projects to support both human and ecological well-being. She works nationally as a senior designer and biophilia consultant – focusing on fostering human-nature connection in design. Her portfolio, in-person and online consulting, and project references include leading the design for projects in all building sector projects and manufacturers, including typologies workplace, healthcare, educational, community, behavioral health, residential, cultural centers, including product design and marketing. Sonja serves as a recognized leader and educator in the industry, teaching at Arizona State University’s Herberger School of Design and contributing to such groups as Interior Design’s Healthcare and Wellness Council. She also currently serves on the advisory council for the International Living Future Institutes Biophilic Design Initiative and serving as a board member for Green Plants for Green Buildings. As an advocate for cultivating connections between people and natural systems, Sonja is one of the foremost facilitators for project and team biophilic design workshops, including biophilia consulting for recent projects for the University of Washington’s Population Health Building, De Montfort University Leicester, The Port of Seattle, Metroflor Corporation, Georgia Institute of Technology - Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, Ball State University, The Port of Seattle, and numerous projects for Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.