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Rushing was built from the ground up. Through dedication, strength, and putting humans first, a particular rush comes with putting together all of the pieces. We create, problem-solve, analyze, and eventually bring it all to life. We want to show people the Rushing difference in a way that makes an impact where people and the planet flourish.

Avalon Belltown Towers (210 Wall St)

With 24 stories and approximately 275 residential units the Avalon Belltown Towers include 406,228 square feet. Studio, one-, two-, three-bedroom apartments and penthouse homes reach more than 240 feet. Amenities include a dog wash/run, club room, roof deck with a fire pit, fitness room, green roof, bike storage and three levels of below-grade parking. The…

Aura Totem Lake

Located at the center of The Village a Totem Lake, a 26-acre shopping, dining and entertainment complex, Aura Totem Lake features 202 studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. The mixed-use building positions five stories of apartments over one story of retail space. Apartment amenities include a rooftop entertainment area, club room kitchen, fitness center, outdoor yoga…

Axle (3230 16th Ave W)

This eight-story apartment building includes ground level retail and restaurant space. Situated in the up-and-coming Interbay neighborhood, Axle offers 226 apartment homes with smart technology integration and advanced sustainability features. Axle includes energy-efficient components such as a photovoltaic array, 95% efficiency domestic hot water boiler and energy recovery ventilators. Additional energy savings come from LED…

Batik

This two-building, seven-story multifamily project is in Seattle’s Yesler Terrace neighborhood. Located on the streetcar line with easy access to downtown, this LEED Gold project includes 200 residential units from studios to two-bedrooms. With parking for approximately 140 vehicles and ground-level retail, amenities include a 1.8-acre central park, a half-mile green loop, club room, and…

“We understand that innovation and creativity are born through diverse design representation in problem solving.” – Rae Anne Rushing 

Capitol Hill Transit-Oriented Development

This four-building complex is located adjacent to the Capitol Hill Sound Transit’s Link light rail station and includes spaces for a community center, a daycare center and a large public plaza which will host the Capitol Hill Farmers Market. Each eight-story building is designed for mixed use—retail and residential—and are all pursuing LEED Platinum certification….

Casey Family Programs at West 8th

Rushing provided Sustainability Consulting, LEED Management, and LEED Fundamental and Enhanced Commissioning services for this tenant improvement project in the West 8th building in downtown Seattle. In an effort to ensure the design process incorporated smart, cost-effective, high-impact sustainability measures, Rushing’s Sustainability Studio was invited onto the team early on to conduct a sustainability and…

Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibit

Rushing was the mechanical engineer of record and also provided natural ventilation studies and energy modeling for this 1.5 acre exhibit which opened to the public in 2012. The exhibit is located at the site of the former Fun Forest amusement park at Seattle Center. It features a cafe, patio, 50-seat theater, 16,000 square foot…

Chloe on Madison (1401 E. Madison)

This six-story building includes residential, retail, and restaurant space. Adjacent to one of the most sustainable buildings in the world, the Bullitt Center, the project aims to create a building that not only meets the requirements of LEED, but also suits the energetic, environmentally conscious Capitol Hill neighborhood. The project will include a number of…

Cielo

Centrally located adjacent to Seattle’s downtown business core, this 32-story residential tower represents a major new element for the First Hill neighborhood. The building includes 335 luxury apartment units and boasts numerous amenities on the 1st and 31st floors including a wine bar, yoga studio and club room with Mount Rainier views. Rushing designed HVAC,…

“We pride ourselves on inclusion, sharing a space in which everyone has a voice and a seat at the table.” – Rae Anne Rushing

Cirrus

Rushing partnered with General Investment Development Co. (GID) and Weber Thompson Architects on this 41-story, 355 unit apartment complex located in Seattle’s Denny Triangle. In addition to the 36 floors of residential apartments, the building offers 19 leasable work spaces and ground floor retail. The building was completed in late 2015. Rushing’s electrical team provided…