Smith Baker Center Study

DREAM Collaborative is currently working with the Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA), to perform a feasibility study on the Smith Baker Center in Lowell to bring this hidden gem back to life. Congratulations to our client, CBA, on a successful community engagement event last…

Events: MA Sustainability Conference

DREAM Collaborative presented at the Massachusetts Sustainable Communities & Campuses Conference on April 16, 2015 at Devens Common Center in Devens, MA. The conference examined how communities and campuses are pursuing sustainability: green businesses, net zero energy, zero waste, community farms, miles of bikable/walkable routes,…

WSHC – Medical Fitness Center

Roxbury, MA –  DREAM Collaborative is excited to announce that it is providing architectural services to Whittier Street Health Center (WSHC) to design and administer the construction of their new 7,000 sf Medical Fitness Center. Together with Chapman Construction, DREAM is pioneering the design…

Thank you, Mayor Menino

November 4, 2014 – Thank you, Mayor Tom Menino for your tireless service to all of the people of Boston, and in particular your commitment to the City’s communities of color. Since moving to Boston in 2004, I have had the opportunity to live…

Construction Update: Bromley-Heath

August 4, 2014 – Envelope and façade repairs are well underway at the Boston Housing Authority’s (BHA) Bromley-Heath Development in Jamaica Plain. Working on a fast track schedule, construction partner Northern Contracting Corporation (NCC) currently has 11 crews tackling mortar grinding, re-pointing, and lintel…

National Architecture Week: April 6-12, 2014

The AIA’s National Architecture Week – a campaign designed to raise public awareness about architecture – is observed near the April 13th birthday of Thomas Jefferson, third president of the United State and self-taught architect (among his many other accomplishments!). Read more about Jefferson…

Daylighting: Less Cost & More Productivity

Well-designed daylighting reduces energy costs and contributes to a significant increase in worker productivity. Daylighting involves more than simply adding windows or skylights in order to allow light to enter an occupied space; good daylighting design must also take into consideration the possibility of…

Residential Design Trends: Line of Sight & Flexibility

Two of the most popular residential design trends are open first floor plans and blended indoor/outdoor living space. Both are driven by the desire for unobstructed line of sight and flexibility of uses. The open plan has become one of the most popular must-haves…

Biotech Design Trends: Existing Vacant Buildings

When it comes to increasing square footage, many biotechnology companies – both large and small – have chosen existing vacant buildings over new construction. This trend has been strong for the past ten years in Massachusetts in particular, creating exciting opportunities for architects and…