Project Description

Alexandra Ramsden

Principal, director of sustainability, energy and commissioning
LEED AP BD+C, CSBA, Built Green verifier, LEED for Homes green rater, WELL AP

Alexandra leads projects across all Rushing’s disciplines and directs the Sustainability, Energy, and Commissioning Studios. Drawing from her multi-disciplinary background of both science and architecture, Alexandra approaches projects holistically and harnesses the expertise and ideas of all the team members at the table. Her passion lies in working with building owners to realize their visions in a wide range of project types, from multifamily high rises to fire stations to core and shell office buildings. With more than 20 years of experience in guiding project teams toward cost-smart, project appropriate sustainability solutions, Alexandra has been pivotal in integrating sustainability into projects, design processes, the culture and operations at Rushing.  

As a recognized leader in green building, Alexandra lectures regularly on topics such as integrated design, biomimicry, green building materials, Living Building Challenge, and LEED. Her passion for looking to nature for design solutions inspired Alexandra to found Biomimicry Puget Sound, a global networks linked to the Biomimicry Institute. With more than 20 years of experience in sustainable design and interior architecture, Alexandra brings a wealth of environmental expertise to the table.