Q&A: To LEED or Not To LEED

Why should a building owner considered using LEED strategies in their next project? Lifecycle evaluations of LEED certified buildings show that the upfront costs of sustainable building methods are quickly offset by the reduced energy and water used to operate a building. As sustainable…

Affordable Senior Housing

Dorchester, MA – Hearth Inc. is one of Boston’s foremost operators of affordable supportive housing for at-risk elders. The City of Boston designated Hearth Inc. as the developer of 16 Ronald Street (former home to the Ronald Gibson School), which is located just steps…

New Mission-Driven Commercial Building

Roxbury, MA – DREAM Collaborative has partnered with Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation to develop a new three-story 17,100 sf mixed-use commercial building to knit together the amenities surrounding the Dudley Miller Park site and engage with the Dudley corridor neighborhood. The design provides flexible…

Charlestown Mixed-Income Housing Redevelopment

Charlestown, MA – DREAM Collaborative has joined forces with Stantec and two other design firms to replace 1,100 units of housing spread out over 41 buildings in the Boston Housing Authority’s largest housing community for low- and moderate-income individuals and families. The existing development…

Breaking Ground: Freedom House Community Center HQ

July 20, 2016 –  Representatives from DREAM Collaborative and Janey Construction joined Mayor Martin J. Walsh to celebrate the ground breaking for Freedom House’s new community center headquarters. The project transforms the single-story, 8,440 sf Grove Hall Library building at 5 Crawford Street in Dorchester…

AIA’s 2016 Report on Diversity

Earlier this year, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) published a report on Diversity in the Profession of Architecture. The AIA’s report concludes that, while improving, women and people of color continue to be underrepresented in the field. Contributing Factors According to the AIA’s…

New Partnership: MPDC

Dream Collaborative has kicked off a new partnership with Madision Park Development Corporation (MPDC) of Roxbury. The project at 2451 Washington Street consists of a 21-unit multifamily condominium building, supported by 23 surface parking spaces, and 6 townhouse condominium units with garage parking included in the unit….