Alexandra Ramsden

Rushing and Weber Thompson study high-rise multifamily buildings and future compliance with energy code

Rushing's own Alexandra Ramsden and Nathan Miller along with Myer Harrell from Weber Thompson were recently interview by Meghan Hall from The Registry regarding their research on "Pursuing High-Rise Multifamily Energy Efficiency in Seattle."  This study sheds light on [...]

2019-10-07T10:24:58-07:00June 10, 2019|

Engineers Doing Art 2017

Rushing is having its annual Engineers Doing Art event on October 27th. Employees will be submitting art pieces for a chance to win $1,500! For family and friends attending the event, various art supplies will be available for use. [...]

2017-09-11T13:33:45-07:00September 11, 2017|

Stormwater Solutions and Living Future 2017

In a city that receives an annual average of 37.49 inches(1) of rainfall (and an especially rainy season this year with 46.68 inches since October 1(2)), storm water management is a critical design issue. Principal Alexandra Ramsden has been hard [...]

2017-05-16T16:55:17-07:00May 16, 2017|

Biomimicry and Biophilia in Seattle’s Built Environment

As Seattle’s landscape grows in response to the burgeoning tech industry at the economic core, the built environment is taking lessons from nature and the pre-development ecosystem to inform smart design strategies. Seattle Weekly interviewed Principal and Biomimicry Puget Sound [...]

2016-08-05T14:48:26-07:00March 22, 2016|

Top States for LEED Announced

This week, the USGBC announced the 2015 Top 10 States for LEED, and Washington is #4! Washington has been absent from the list for the past three years, making this an even more noteworthy accomplishment.In total, 101 total projects achieved [...]

2016-09-01T13:25:49-07:00January 28, 2016|

Meet a Biomimic Features Alexandra Ramsden

Principal and Director of Sustainability Alexandra Ramsden is one of the first professionals featured in the Biomimicry Institute’s new blog series, Meet a Biomimic. The series showcases leaders in the biomimicry movement, sharing their backgrounds, how biomimicry informs their work, and [...]

2017-03-22T08:32:13-07:00September 8, 2015|

Looking to Nature to Mitigate Polluted Runoff

Director of Sustainability Alexandra Ramsden and her Biomimicry Puget Sound co-founder, Jennifer Barnes, introduce a less explored strategy with great potential in stormwater mitigation: Evaporation. Their article focuses on how to learn from our local ecology to reduce polluted stormwater runoff [...]

2016-09-01T13:31:40-07:00August 3, 2015|

LEED v4 Requirement Postponed

Mandated pursuit of LEED Version 4 has been DELAYED!The USGBC has extended the LEED v4 registration requirement deadline. Project teams may now register under either LEED v3 or v4 until October 31, 2016 – instead of June 2015 – to [...]

2017-03-22T08:32:13-07:00December 2, 2014|

Interactive Biomimicry Session at the 2014 Built Green Conference

Built Green has invited Director of Sustainability Alexandra Ramsden to speak at their 2014 conference! She and fellow Biomimicry Puget Sound co-founder Jennifer Barnes will lead an interactive, educational session introducing the Life’s Principles sustainability framework. Utilizing lessons from the [...]

2016-09-01T13:34:45-07:00September 4, 2014|