Dan Parolek is principal of Opticos Design, an architecture and urban design firm with a passion for vibrant, sustainable, walkable urban places.
A balanced project with placemaking that meets the market and gets public approval requires patience and understanding of building types.
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...
The options for missing middle housing on a small redevelopment site are many, so here's a process to decide what choices make sense. Part 1.