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"The tension is here, between who you are and who you could be, between how it is and how it should be, I dare you to move." -Switchfoot

Joel Chapin


Architectural license

  • California License No. C34233


Bachelor of Architecture, California
Polytechnic State University, 2003

University of New South Wales, Sydney
Australia, 2001

Areas of expertise

Joel Chapin has architectural experience in both the public and private sectors, and is developing CH&D's presence within the educational sector. Mr. Chapin collaborates with project team members to ensure that the project scope is fully and accurately designed and documented in each phase of the project.


Joel's passion for design and artistic expression was evident as a child through his love of Legos. Now his creativity and design ideas come to fruition through his architecture, music, graphic design, and photography efforts. Mr. Chapin believes design and function are not mutually exclusive. Joel strives to integrate form and function in thoughtful ways.