Meet Jessica Chappell

Reaveley team at Alta View Hospital open house

Headshot of Jessica Chappell, SE, LEED APA 17-year industry veteran, Jessica has managed four major healthcare projects including the expansion of Alta View Hospital. She is currently managing the structural design of the 60-bed hospital for the new Lehi campus for Primary Children’s Hospital

She takes a special interest in bringing the expertise of the engineering profession to inform our community planning efforts to ensure our communities will thrive after a major earthquake. Here’s a small glimpse into what Jessica has been up to lately.

A certified rater with the U.S. Resiliency Council, Jessica serves on the Utah Seismic Safety Commission. The 15 members of the commission represent state and local government, the private sector, and the public. They work to advance developing, researching and recommending seismic policies, approaches and outreach.

For the last two years Jessica has represented Reaveley in a partnership with the University of Utah’s College of Architecture and Planning for their Community Resilience programs. This event series includes guest lectures, workshops, documentary viewings, and discussions focused on building resilience and improving capacity for disaster recovery in our communities.

Learn more about the Utah Resilience Initiative here

This year the partnership includes The Puerto Rico Resilience Lab. Its mission is to develop – with students, faculty and community organizations – planning solutions that promote sustainability, resiliency and equity in a recovery scenario.

Jessica Chappell - U CA+P poster

The summer program offers students practical experience working alongside practitioners, while providing the community partners with research, ideas, and plans that they might develop further. Reaveley is proud to partner with the University to subsidize some of the travel costs for students as well as sponsor a diversity scholarship.

Learn more about the program here