Electrical Engineering

Our electrical engineering team provides services for a broad spectrum of projects including commercial office, transportation, retail, laboratories, historic renovation, higher education and multifamily residential, from low-income housing to luxury condominiums.  We pride ourselves in our knowledge of sustainable design protocols such as LEED, Built Green, Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, Enterprise Green Communities, SCL Built Smart, and the 2030 Living Building Challenge. 

We believe that the core of excellent design lies in developing strong, enduring relationships with our clients, and we understand the diverse and common needs of owners, architects and contractors. Rushing’s electrical group cultivates strong relationships with utility providers, specifically Seattle City Light and Puget Sound Energy, to provide a thorough understanding of requirements and processes. We use this knowledge to guide our clients from application to service letter procurement, and even submit demolition applications as part of our coordination with electrical and general contractors. 

Electrical Services

We advise owners, developers, architects, engineers, public agencies, businesses, general contractors and operations teams, to define goals, assess projects within their context and design cost effective solutions. Electrical engineering services include the following: 


  • Stamped full electrical design drawings. 
  • Campus and building electrical service distribution, including standby/emergency power systems. 
  • In-building electrical systems design and coordination. 
  • Electric vehicle charging stations (new or existing buildings). 


  • Telecommunications passive infrastructure design. 
  • Fire detection and alarm design criteria. 
  • Access control and CCTV system specifications. 
  • Emergency radio responder performance specifications. 

Due Diligence/Field Study 

  • Sustainable energy solutions including photovoltaic systems design. 
  • Cost evaluations and utility incentive procurement support. 
  • Design/build contractor assistance for preparation of stamped permit-level drawings. 
  • Existing building investigations, including adding electrical load capacity to existing building distribution and building upgrade work. 
  • Peer review. 
  • Expertise in high rise electrical systems and SEC 403.1.1 pre-design conferences to meet life safety requirements for City of Seattle. 
  • Digital metering and submetering systems for tenant billing or energy usage analysis. 
  • Bidding analysis for contractor selection. 

Utility Coordination 

  • Coordination with utility service providers for electrical and telecommunications/broadband services. 

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