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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.

Linda Coppa

For almost 30 years, Linda has been engineering HVAC and plumbing systems to enhance system efficiency and design systems that benefit the environment. Linda is a Seattle native and received her Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. Linda has worked on various projects, including museums, hospitals, laboratories, schools, and multi-family residential….

Andrew Blackwell

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M University, College Station. He is a Professional Electrical Engineer in Texas and Washington. Andrew was intrigued by Rushing’s holistic approach to their projects, teamwork, and life/work balance and is excited to bring his expertise and insights to the Rushing team. In his free time, he enjoys…

Steven Huff

With extensive experience in both plumbing and fire protection design, Steven offers a critical piece of Rushing’s diverse knowledge base. He is adept at providing systems design solutions on projects ranging from small-scale residential to high-rise commercial and everything in between. Combining his knowledge of LEED protocols and expansive plumbing design expertise—including everything from central…

Nathan Miller

Nathan is passionate about sustainable practices and is devoted to incorporating them into his designs and teaching them to others. He is an experienced energy analyst specializing in quantifying cost and energy saving strategies and establishing energy benchmarks to meet project sustainability goals. Nathan’s expertise includes energy modeling, natural ventilation modeling, systems analysis, all the…

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

Carissa Iris Nelson

With a conviction that the built environment shapes our communities, Carissa is driven to help develop healthier & more sustainable buildings utilizing human-centered, sustainable, and biophilic design practices.  She has cultivated a broad experience working with interdisciplinary teams to achieve big goals. No stranger to challenging projects, Carissa has worked on numerous “one of a…

Nina Olivier

Nina Olivier offers expertise in green building and corporate sustainability planning. She is passionate about Rushing’s holistic approach to both its projects and work as a team. She enjoys applying her climate resiliency planning, environmental science, and green building background toward Rushing projects. Previously, Nina served as a program coordinator for Washington State’s leading green…

Mike Hanshew

Mike leads the Commissioning Studio and special projects at Rushing with nearly 35 years of industry experience. A certified commissioning authority, Mike has worked in controls, test and balance, and commissioning industries managing business units in various regional settings. His expertise extends across all building systems, focusing on commercial HVAC. With broad industry knowledge, Mike…

Ben Drake

Ben was inspired to work in the AEC field by a school trip to the Lloyd’s Building, a ‘leading example of radical Bowellism Architecture. With a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Exeter, UK, and a post-graduate diploma in construction project management from London South Bank University, UK, Ben’s expertise lies in supporting…

Shawn Tuthill

Shawn comes to us from Colorado and Southern California. A graduate of ITT, he is a highly successful drafting and BIM professional with 14 years of combined AutoCAD, Revit, and office management experience. He focuses on implementing BIM coordination and drawing integration in Sound Transit projects. Shawn brings a background of small and large projects,…

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

Lindsay Decker

At her core, Lindsay is an upbeat, outgoing personality with an aptitude for people. She enjoys collaborating and brainstorming with multiple people and teams to find solutions that work best for everyone while enhancing the employee/business relationship. Before joining the Rushing team, Lindsay worked as the sole HR personnel for a West Coast construction supply…