Stefan Pellegrini is Principal and Vice President at Opticos Design, Inc. At Opticos, Stefan has worked on new town design, community revitalization, residential and civic buildings. He possesses a masterful knowledge of building types and vernacular architectural styles, using this knowledge to create design guidelines and form-based codes. Much of his recent work has focused on charrette-based planning, coding, and revitalization strategies for California’s small towns and underserved communities. Since 2003, he’s been an active lecturer in Urban Design at the University of California at Berkeley. Stefan holds a Bachelor of Architecture magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Urban Design from the University of California, Berkeley.