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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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