Dan Parolek

Dan Parolek is principal of Opticos Design, an architecture and urban design firm with a passion for vibrant, sustainable, walkable urban places.

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Designing missing middle for a small infill site

A balanced project with placemaking that meets the market and gets public approval requires patience and understanding of building types.
DAN PAROLEKAPR. 16, 2018
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Rebuilding for victims of California wildfires

Model cottages will provide temporary housing for Habitat families who lost their homes to the fire, and these cottages can eventually be relocated for use as permanent housing.
DAN PAROLEKJUN. 8, 2018
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The missing middle response to urban housing demand

The mismatch between current US housing stock and shifting demographics, combined with the growing demand for walkable urban living, has been poignantly defined by recent research and publications by the likes of Christopher Nelson and Chris...
DAN PAROLEKJUN. 23, 2016