Rachel Palisin

Rachel Palisin, PE, LEED AP


Rachel is a Managing Director in Walter P Moore's Raleigh Diagnostics Group. With more than fifteen years of experience in structural engineering, and building envelope consulting, along with a background in historic preservation and sustainable design. Her expertise includes evaluating a wide range of existing structures, including the design of repairs or new elements for a variety of building materials such as timber, steel, masonry, and concrete.

She has extensive experience in the assessment of building enclosures, especially archaic systems, leading project teams in investigating and developing design solutions to resolve water infiltration, construction failure, and deteriorated conditions. Rachel also uses her forensic experience to inform third-party review and enclosure consulting for new construction. 

Additionally, Rachel has expertise in various market sectors including aviation, education, commercial, government, healthcare, and cultural facilities, with a special focus on historic and landmark structures across all markets. Beyond her work with the firm, Rachel is involved with the Association for Preservation Technology (APT), serving as a lead for Disaster Response Initiative, has presented and published on a variety of topics related to building envelope rehabilitation, and serves as a mentor for the ACE Mentor Program for high school students. Rachel is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina, Virginia, and five other states.


B.S., Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
M.S., Structural Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Why did you choose Walter P Moore?
The "one firm" philosophy and opportunity to work with so many talented individuals.
If you had to choose a different career, what would it be?
Chef, artist, lawyer, historian it depends on the day.
What hobbies or activities do you enjoy outside of work?
Spending time with my family, exploring new places, cooking, planning home renovations, and searching for the best coffee.


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