Principal, director of sustainability, energy and commissioning
LEED AP BD+C, CSBA, Built Green verifier, LEED for Homes green rater, WELL AP
Alexandra leads Rushing’s Sustainability Studio in providing consulting for sustainability strategy development, LEED and Built Green management, charrette facilitation, training, curriculum development and cost-benefit analyses for strategy selection. Her expertise lies in guiding teams to identify cost-smart, project-appropriate sustainability solutions. Drawing from her multi-disciplinary background of both science and architecture, Alexandra approaches projects holistically and harnesses the expertise of all the team members at the table. She is passionate about healthy, sustainable environments and the people who create them.
Alexandra has been involved in more than 100 LEED projects, under the rating systems of NC (New Construction), CI (Commercial Interiors), CS (Core & Shell), Homes Mid-Rise, and EBOM (Existing Building, Operations & Maintenance) and more than 20 Built Green projects. A few of her projects include the Cirrus multifamily residential tower, Dexter Station office building, Sur La Table, Tahoma National Cemetery, The Post residential tower, Olive 8 hotel and condos and the First Hill Streetcar Maintenance Facility.
As a recognized leader in green building, Alexandra lectures regularly on topics such as integrated design, biomimicry, green building materials, Living Building Challenge, and LEED. Her passion for looking to nature for design solutions inspired Alexandra to found Biomimicry Puget Sound, a global networks linked to the Biomimicry Institute. With more than 15 years of experience in sustainable design and interior architecture, Alexandra brings a wealth of environmental expertise to the table.