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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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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What's right for the site: Analyzing the missing middle

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.
DAN PAROLEKOCT. 9, 2017
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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