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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.

450 Alaskan

This new, mid-rise building located just south of downtown Seattle in the Pioneer Square neighborhood includes 168,000 square feet of office and retails space. 450 Alaskan features a rooftop deck, secured parking and a conference center and amenity space. The building is LEED Gold certified and offers bicycle storage, showers and lockers.  

624 Yale

This nine-story South Lake Union apartment building includes approximately 200 studio, one- and two-bedroom units. 624 Yale offers indoor/outdoor rooftop entertainment space, a courtyard water feature, speakeasy-style den, fitness center and business center.

5th Ave United Methodist Church

The United Methodist Church on Fifth Avenue in downtown Seattle was designated a historic landmark in 2004. In 2007, developers at Daniels Real Estate purchased the site to preserve the sanctuary and build a new 48-story mixed-use tower on site. Rushing provided commissioning services for the tower, and, for the historic church, provided mechanical, electrical…

8th and Republican

This eight-story mixed-use building includes 211 apartment units, a photographic equipment showroom and a café. Located in South Lake Union, 8th + Republican is ideally situated to provide housing and commercial retail space to support Seattle’s fast-growing tech sector. At 274,254 square feet, the project targeted LEED for Homes Midrise Silver certification and opened in…

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

Abbey Lincoln Court (LIHI 2020 S Jackson)

This six- story apartment building located in Seattle’s Central District offers low-income housing for those making 50-60 percent of the area median income. Offers 68 studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and townhouses and the site is named after Abbey Lincoln, American singer, songwriter, actress and civil rights activist. Abbey Lincoln Court is Built Green,…

Amazon Block 34 & 35

Rushing provided the design development level/ Bid package mechanical design documents for the design of shell and core systems in South Lake Union buildings constructed for Amazon tenant occupancy. Blocks 34 and 35 include new 7-story office and 12-story mixed-use office towers with retail on the first floor. The project also includes a single story…


This 293-unit apartment building located in South Lake Union offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. AMLI SLU is LEED Silver certified and offers a fitness center, clubroom, sky deck and green roof, conference room, wood working and craft brewing labs, access-controlled parking garage, pet spa, bike repair station, electric car changing stations and two courtyards.

An Lac (LIHI Little Saigon)

This mixed-use building includes six stories and one below-grade level at approximately 78,700 square feet. It provides 69 studio, one- and two-bedroom affordable housing units, as well as retail space and community gathering space. The site is also the new headquarters for the Low Income Housing Institute in Seattle. With Energy Star appliances, the site…

Arrive (2116 4th Ave)

This 41-story mixed-use high rise includes the 11 floors of The Sound Hotel at Belltown and 30 floors of apartments. Located in the Belltown neighborhood, Arrivé includes 142 hotel rooms and 342 apartments with rooftop lounge for residents showcasing 360-degree views.  

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

Ascent (SLU Fairview)

This high-rise residential building is situated in the South Lake Union neighborhood of downtown Seattle. With 24 stories and residential units ranging from studios to three-bedroom penthouses, Ascent also includes a rooftop lounge and spa, dog run and pet wash and a courtyard. Rushing led sustainability efforts for the high-rise, resulting in the project being…

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…

August Wilson Place (LIHI Bellevue)

August Wilson Place provides 57 units of affordable housing to families and individuals in Bellevue making 30-60% of area median income. Named after the African American playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner August Wilson, the site is Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard (ESDS) compliant and is located near the Bellevue Transit Center, providing residents immediate access to…

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…

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

Bertschi School

A single-story classroom addition to a Seattle area private school, the new Bertschi School science classroom is one of the first projects in the region to pursue the Living Building Challenge. This protocol goes above and beyond LEED certification, and includes six strict performance areas: site (including urban agriculture and habitat exchange), water (Net-zero water…

Cerasa (10845 2nd)

A 154-unit mixed-use mid-rise is in Bellevue, Washington, Cerasa offers studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. Completed in 2018, amenities include electric car charging stations, a parking garage, package lockers, and a bicycle repair store. The building also includes ground level retail space. Rushing provided Washington State Energy Code envelop compliance calculations in addition to MEP…

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…


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,…

City Center Bellevue

A major icon in the Downtown Bellevue commercial core, the 27-story City Center Bellevue is a LEED Gold certified space. Rushing teamed with the owner, American Assets Trust, to identify strategies for capital improvements and low and no cost energy saving strategies. By incorporating a suite of services which included studying energy conservation savings measures,…

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

Cocoon House

This three-story, 35,000 square foot mixed-use building provides low-income housing for youth in Everett, Washington. Cocoon House is a non-profit that provides services and housing for homeless youth, with this building serving as a long-term housing option, including 40 housing units, commons and office space. The project earned LEED Silver certification.  

Cypress Apartments (Block 3)

Seattle Cypress Apartments completed construction in 2021. Bounded by East Fir Street, Yesler Way, Broadway…

Cyrene (Western and University)

This 16-story building in downtown Seattle includes approximately 165 apartment units, ground-level retail space and parking for 135 cars. Cyrene offers controlled-access parking with electrical vehicle stations, three separate lounge areas, an entertaining kitchen, theater lounge and rooftop club room.

Dexter Horton Building

Rushing provided MEP Engineering, Project Management, and Retro-Commissioning services for the upgrade to the life-safety shaft pressurization fans, ductwork, life-safety controls, fire-smoke and related dampers, and accessories. The building is a 15-story, 125,000 SF historic office building. Rushing also provided cost estimating, and project management during construction.

East Union (2220 E Union)

This six-story residential midrise includes a landscaped roof terrace, street-level commercial space, and two controlled-access parking areas. Situated in the Central District the building offers 144 one- and two-bedroom units. Rushing provided HVAC, plumbing, and electrical engineering services as well as full interior and exterior lighting design for the East Union apartments.  

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

Elara at the Market (2134 Western)

Elara at the Market is a 145-unit mixed-use apartment building situated in downtown Seattle. With studio to two-bedroom penthouse units, Elara also includes a rooftop deck, dog spa and lounge among its amenities.  The Rushing Sustainability Studio guided sustainability initiatives for the project from design through construction, reviewing submittals and design drawings to monitor compliance…