Rachel Calafell

Rachel Calafell, PE


Joining the industry and Walter P Moore in 2005, Rachel has worked on a diverse range of projects including healthcare, commercial, sports, performing arts venues, and renovations. Rachel’s passion is rooted in solving unique challenges and collaborating with coworkers and clients. From 2014-2018, Rachel managed the structural engineering efforts for the 925,000-sf Houston Methodist Walter Tower which received firm-wide recognition for engineering excellence. 

In 2015, Rachel received the firm’s esteemed Horvilleur Award, which is presented annually to one young structural engineer at the firm who has best exemplified excellence in technical design, client service, and business acumen. She is also an active member of the Healthcare Community of Practice.

How does engineering make a difference in the world?
Our projects keep people safe, healthy, educated, entertained, and inspired.
What other hobbies/activities do you enjoy?
I love to travel and experience other cultures. In fact, I jumped off a sailboat into the Mediterranean Sea and climbed a volcano off the coast of Greece while pregnant with my first son!
Do you have any hidden talents?
I have played the clarinet for over 20 years and currently play in a woodwind ensemble at my church.


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"Designing Outside the Concrete Box," Concrete Contractor, January 2022

"The Ion the Future," Texas Civil Engineer, December 2021

"Investing in Innovation: The Ion," Civil+Structural Engineer, November 2021

"Dancing to a New Beat," Modern Steel Construction, March 2011

"Tatters to Fine Tunes,” PanStadia, Autumn/Fall 2009

Steeling the Show,” Modern Steel Construction, October 2009