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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.

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…

Andrew Kang

Relocated from New City, NY, Andrew got his bachelor’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering, with a focus in Environmental Engineering/Sustainable Systems, and a master’s degree in engineering management at Cornell University. Andrew offers his passion for sustainability through interdisciplinary engineering and collaboration. His interest in sustainability/environmental engineering came when he was involved in a…

Elizabeth Arsenault

Elizabeth received her Bachelor of Science from Seattle University with a major in Strategic Communications and a minor in Environmental Studies. Elizabeth interned at the Bloedel Reserve during her senior year, working on their social media platforms and horticulture team. She is passionate about sustainable practices and applies her diverse knowledge to our sustainable work…

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

Jennifer Beyer

Jennifer is a Sustainability Consultant for the Sustainability Studio at Rushing. She enjoys problem-solving and has always been passionate about sustainability and the environment, which motivates her work. She loves working with and learning about the various building certification systems and the many sustainability solutions they incorporate. Previously, Jennifer worked on various projects related to…

Kaylee Levine

Originally from Pelham, New York, Kaylee earned her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. She supplemented her academic studies and got her first taste of the construction world as a co-op engineer at a contracting company building wastewater treatment plants in the Washington, D.C., area.  After graduating, Kaylee interned at…

Teresa Wang

Teresa focuses on certification documentation for LEED for Homes, LEED NC, and Built Green projects. Her favorite part of her work is getting on job sites and seeing green building measures being incorporated. She enjoys applying her background in environmental and sustainability sciences towards Rushing projects. She graduated from the University of Washington with a…