DREAM collaborative’s culture is rooted in our values:
Equity + The Greater Good
We provide equitable opportunities and we are intentional about improving outcomes for minorities and women through recruitment, professional development and ongoing review of policies and results. As a team, we engage in charity and service in our communities including volunteering at a local women’s shelter and participating in pro bono design initiatives at home and internationally. At the organizational level, we are focused on crafting equitable policies. We are currently completing an application for a JUST Label, a voluntary disclosure tool that acts as a “nutrition label” for socially just and equitable organizations.
We foster well-being through respect, honesty, and by treating others as they would like to be treated. We seek to understand diverse experiences and perspectives and we demonstrate high regard for others through our words, tones, and actions. We engage in training and discussions to push our understanding of one another and our ability to work as a team even further.
At DREAM, we hold ourselves to high standards of character and execution of work. We are committed to continuously learning and improving, and never compromising quality. We act with integrity in all situations. We hold ourselves accountable and follow through on our commitments to ourselves, each other, and to our clients and partners. From our thoughtful and inclusive interview process and onboarding schedule, to continued mentoring and peer review, DREAM is committed to hiring and training the right people and setting them up for success.
We elevate outcomes for our partners and ourselves through passionate commitment, innovative problem-solving, and the mindset that we are each responsible for, and share, our success. DREAM is able to have a much bigger impact as both a full-service architecture firm and a real estate developer. Our design work is enhanced by our cross-disciplinary focus: we approach each project from both a design and investment perspective. We think like an owner and cultivate inventive solutions that raise the bar for everyone.