Black History Month – 2020 February

February is Black History Month and is a time to celebrate and recognize the tremendous achievements and the central role people of African descent played in U.S. history. As a MBE firm, February holds a unique significance and provides a time to reflect on some…

DREAM receives JUST 2.0 Social Justice Label

October 25, 2019 – DREAM Collaborative is the first company in Boston to receive a JUST 2.0 label, a voluntary disclosure tool that serves as a “nutrition label” for socially just and equitable organizations. The program aligns closely with DREAM’s mission and values, and…

Full House: A History of American Multigenerational Living

Muiltigenerational Housing since 1950

While multigenerational living is often discussed as a new trend driven by recent economic factors, its roots actually extend much farther back. In fact, for most of American history, multigenerational living has been the norm, not the exception. Throughout the 19th century, most Americans…

Multigenerational Housing 101

Mulitgenerational Housing

Shifting demographics are changing the types of housing that are in demand. One category of housing that has become increasingly popular are types that can accommodate multiple generations. This is the first installment of a new series on multigenerational living. Here we explore different…

286-290 Tremont Street

286-290 Tremont Street Front Rendering

Boston, MA – 286-290 Tremont Street, known as Parcel 12C, is located in one of the densest sections of Boston, situated between a parking garage and The Doubletree Hotel, as well as being at the convergence point of several neighborhoods, including Chinatown to the…

22-24 Magazine Street

22-24 Magazine Street Exterior

Cambridge, MA – DREAM Collaborative worked with MIT Investment Management Company (MITIMCo) to provide design and construction administration services for the rehabilitation of 22-24 Magazine Street in Central Square, Cambridge. The 16,000 sf, 12-unit, four-story walk-up apartment building suffered significant fire damage in December…

75-81 Dudley Street

75 81 Front Rendering

Roxbury, MA – 75-81 Dudley Street is the sister project of 2451 Washington Street, sharing the same development and design team. The project completes the infill of the site and serves as a portal to the John Eliot Square neighborhood. The proposed program includes…

DREAM Recognized for Leadership in Diversity & Inclusion

July 10, 2019 – The Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce honored DREAM Collaborative with the 2019 Small Business of the Year Diversity & Inclusion Award. We are very grateful for the mission-alignment and strong relationships we experience with our community of partners. Together, we…

Dixwell Plaza Redevelopment

Office Dixwell Rendering

New Haven, CT – DREAM Collaborative and Stull + Lee have been engaged to develop and test conceptual programming and planning scenarios for Dixwell Plaza, which has led to the delivery of a master plan. This redevelopment seeks to revitalize a key piece of…

UMass Boston Bayside Development Site

UMASS BOSTON BAYSIDE DEVELOPMENT SITE

Boston, MA – DREAM Collaborative and Stantec have been engaged to provide site analysis, urban design, masterplanning, and permitting for the former Bayside Expo Center site at Columbia Point. The mixed-use site envisions residential, academic, office/lab, and retail components to create a vibrant 24/7…