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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Missing middle: Why form and scale matter

The "missing middle" opens lines of communication about diverse housing choices that are compatible in form and scale with detached, single-family homes in walkable neighborhoods.
DAN PAROLEK, KAREN PAROLEKAPR. 10, 2018
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Missing middle: Why form and scale matter

The "missing middle" opens lines of communication about diverse housing choices that are compatible in form and scale with detached, single-family homes in walkable neighborhoods.
DAN PAROLEK, KAREN PAROLEKAPR. 10, 2018