Daniel Parolek

Architect, Urbanist and Founder

Opticos Design

Daniel Parolek is an urban designer and architect, author, and the founding principal of Opticos Design, a B Corporation focused on equitable urban placemaking, innovative housing design and policy, and zoning reform for walkable urbanism.Daniel and his work have been featured in many high-profile publications including The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Next City, Fast Company, The Wall Street Journal,  and Curbed. Daniel created  the  concept of Missing  Middle Housing, launched missingmiddlehousing.com, and  wrote the  book “Missing Middle Housing: Thinking Big and Building Small to Respond to Today’s Housing Crisis,”

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