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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….

Austin Bonnes

As a project manager and engineer, Austin always strives to improve mechanical building design. Austin is experienced in design/build projects and has unique expertise in cross-laminated timber (CLT) modular and factory-built residential apartment buildings. He always aims to provide smart, sustainable, and cost-driven designs to ease the construction process. Austin has helped design and engineer…

Gunnar Lehnertz

Gunnar Lehnertz, a seasoned Mechanical Project Engineer with 6 years of experience in mechanical and plumbing engineering, brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University and an Engineer in Training (EIT) credential, Gunnar excels in navigating the intricacies of permit drawings across…

Carlos Herrera

Carlos Herrera, a Mechanical Engineer at Rushing, found his passion for engineering through his affinity for mathematics and his love for hands-on activities. Engaging in various clubs and endeavors centered around construction and creation, Carlos discovered the vast opportunities within mechanical engineering, which offered him flexibility and diverse career paths upon graduating. His journey led…

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

Diana Fisher

Diana brings her love of problem-solving and interdisciplinary collaboration to Rushing’s Mechanical Studio. She firmly believes that engineering is a creative process and enjoys being in an industry where solving puzzles and diving into new ideas is prevalent daily. Diana is a third-generation Mechanical Engineer and a 2016 graduate of Gonzaga University with a Bachelor…

Don Koberg

Don received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at Washington State University. A licensed engineer in the State of Washington, he brings over 10 years of mechanical engineering experience. Originally from Richland, Washington, many of Don’s family members and friends worked at the Hanford nuclear site, immersing him in science and engineering from a…