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    1. Plan Downtown Oakland
      Opticos in Action: Plan Downtown Oakland

      This week, Opticos is in the middle of a 10-day charrette process in Oakland, California as part of a dynamite team led by Dover Kohl. We kicked off the program on Monday with a hands-on design workshop, and are currently … Continue reading

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      Opticos Principal Daniel Parolek to Lead Walking Tour of Oakland Missing Middle Housing

      This weekend, Opticos is headed to the California Chapter of the American Planning Association’s 2015 Conference: Rooted in AuthentiCITY. Daniel Parolek, Tony Perez and John Miki will all be presenting at the event, which will take place at the Oakland … Continue reading

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    3. Institute of Classical Architecture and Art Cailin Shannon
      Opticos’s Cailin Shannon Demonstrates Her Superb Sketching Skills at ICAA Event

      Senior Designer Cailin Shannon honed her drawing skills as a classical architecture student at the University of Notre Dame, where she was awarded the Andrew F. Kervick Award for excellence in freehand drawing. In addition to her project management responsibilities, … Continue reading

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    4. happy birthday opticos
      Celebrating 15 Years of Walkability at Opticos Design!

      Opticos excited to celebrate 15 years of designing cities and towns to be more walkable, bikeable, and liveable! Will you join us for the next 15? Click these links to learn more about our projects, services, and process. Or, contact us for … Continue reading

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    5. Millennium Gate Atlanta
      Excursion: Classical Architecture in Atlanta

      If you visit the Millennium Gate monument in Atlanta, GA, you will see the name of Opticos Principal Daniel Parolek carved into its base as one of the original designers. In 2000, Dan was one of 10 winners of an … Continue reading

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    6. Different places in Austin require different zoning tools
      Different Zoning Tools for Different Places (Video)

      Opticos’s Dan Parolek traveled to Austin to speak at the Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors’s event “Catalysts for Change” in mid-October. He was there to introduce the process and various approaches to CodeNext, the project to update Austin’s land development code. Invited … Continue reading

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    7. We created several sub-district Form-Based Codes in Hercules, replacing existing zoning, in order to effectively implement their new urbanist vision.
      Opticos Participating in APA PTS Training on Form-Based Planning and Coding in Seattle this June

      Dan Parolek and Tony Perez of Opticos Design along with Jennifer Carlat from the Nashville Davidson County Planning Department, Bill Spikowski of Spikowski Planning Associates, and Ed Starkie of Urban Advisors, will lead an Advanced Form-Based Planning and Zoning workshop … Continue reading

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