Rachelle Habchi

Director of Sustainability, Glotman Simpson
Rachelle is a project engineer and the Director of Sustainability at Glotman Simpson. A licensed engineer with 7 years of structural engineering experience in the Southern California area, she’s had the opportunity to work on a variety of structures, including: K-12, higher education, multi-family residential, mixed used development and high-rise construction. She is the Chair for the SEAOSC Sustainability Design Committee, Co-Lead for CLF-LA and a member of the AIA embodied carbon working group. She’s worked with jurisdictions and policymakers to help write local embodied carbon reach codes. Throughout her experience, participation in the SE 2050 program, and the passage of landmark embodied carbon policy, the design of low-carbon structure and the implementation of more sustainable materials has become an increasingly important design consideration. Her work on 843 N Spring Street, one of the first and largest mass timber buildings in Los Angeles and Park Habitat, a sustainability-focused tower in San Jose have highlighted the importance of minimizing embodied carbon and the strategic role structural engineers play in realizing our collective net-zero objectives.