Project Description

Carissa Iris Nelson

Sustainability Consultant
LEED Green Associate

As a member of the sustainability teams at Rushing, Carissa Iris has a passion for biophilic design and aims to cultivate healthier places to live and work through the application of human-centered and sustainable design practices.

After achieving her bachelor’s in art and design, Carissa developed the knowledge and skills to bring thoughtful curation to biophilic experiences in the built environment. Over the last ten years, she has studied and worked in: fabrication, architectural drafting, and interior plantscaping to develop a deep understanding of the specific challenges and opportunities for sustainable horticulture design in the built environment.

In her free time, Carissa is building an online school for sustainable horticulture, creating biophilic art, and teaching Zumba.