Kristina I. Bach

Kristina I. Bach

President + Co-Founder
Blue Ocean Sustainability


AIA, NCARB, WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, ID+C, O+M, ND, HOMES, Fitwel Ambassador

Location of employee:

Minneapolis, MN

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As VP of Innovation, Kristina Bach provides insights into emerging trends, software and technology within the built environment. Her focus is on developing new resources for SIG’s consultant teams as well as cultivating new opportunities to better support our clients in meeting their sustainability initiatives.


Kristina earned both her Master of Architecture and her Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee along with certificates in Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation. A LEED Accredited Professional since 2008, Kristina is also a self-proclaimed credential junkie. She was the fifth person in the world to obtain all five LEED AP specialties as well as being an early adopter in the WELL AP program.


Kristina has a wide array of experience in sustainable design including traditional architectural practice/design, performing official LEED reviews while working at USGBC/GBCI, and acting as a sustainable consultant. Her experience includes work on both new construction projects as well as existing buildings and spans the gamut of the commercial real estate sector including offices, higher education, healthcare, and community buildings. Kristina has successfully led over 100 projects to achieving their LEED certification goals and has also worked on a variety of projects pursuing WELL and LBC certification. Finally, Kristina serves as the Chair of the Minnesota Wellness Collaborative, an industry volunteer group aimed at developing market demand and industry capacity for wellness in the built environment.


Kristina’s interest in sustainability and adaptive reuse can be seen in her personal life through the never-ending renovations she and her husband undertake on their 1909 home in St Paul. Kristina also has a love of cooking/baking which she enjoys sharing with her three daughters.

Professional Affiliations

  • Minnesota Wellness Collaborative, Chair
  • USGBC-Minnesota Member
  • ILFI Member
  • AIA Member