Joel Hopler

Technology Specialist, Fabrication Laboratory Coordinator School of Architecture

MFA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School of Architecture

Florida Atlantic University
111 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301


(954) 762-5657


Joel Hopler manages all aspects of the Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab) and is the Technology Specialist for the School of Architecture at Florida Atlantic University. He coordinates with faculty, staff, and students to provide access to fabrication technologies through safety trainings that enhance the educational mission of School of Architecture. Joel manages student workers to maintain the space, tools and machinery offered through the FabLab.  The FabLab includes both traditional and digital manufacturing equipment which includes a full Wood Shop, 3D printers, CNC router, laser cutters and more.