Stefan PellegriniPrincipal Opticos Design, Inc.
Stefan is principal with Opticos Design, Inc., an urban design, planning, and architecture practice based in Berkeley, California. He is an architect, urban designer, and planner who advocates for equitable design and social and environmental justice in cities, with a focus on physical placemaking strategies that empower residents, build social capital, and nurture community. Inspired by places of all scales and the work of those that advocate for public life within them, he skillfully brings diverse people, ideas, and opinions together to shepherd successful, productive, and beautiful projects. Stefan’s work spans more than twenty years and includes mixed-income neighborhoods, downtown urban design plans, community revitalization strategies, and regional plans and codes across the US and abroad.