Opticos at 20
Opticos Design was founded in 2000 on the belief that walkable places are critical for healthy, resilient and equitable communities. Karen and Dan Parolek initially worked out of their home with Stefan Pellegrini. Now, twenty years later, the three Principals are leading a team of over twenty urban designers, architects, and strategists.
We see people.
Faces of Opticos
Many individuals have contributed to the Opticos Design portfolio over the years. Through their work, these individuals are changing cities, communities, and lives.
Finance & Risk
Marketing & BD
We see promise.
The Opticos team shops locally, lives small, and goes car-free whenever possible. Our team members ride bicycles, walk, or take public transit to the office.
The team thrives off of innovation and collaboration. The team shares its work and provides input at weekly desk crits. The team also presents and discusses projects at seminar-like monthly All Staff meetings.