Our DNA

DREAM Collaborative is a diverse and minority-owned architecture firm committed to bringing a broader perspective to the design process to better understand and serve the needs of our clients. We believe that a symphony of voices leads to more innovative thinking and ultimately to better business outcomes.

Through a deliberately inclusive process, our design work is powered by our diversity. We are proud to deliver beautiful, contextual buildings for clients who share our belief in the intrinsic value and business benefits of supporting diverse communities

Our Story

Today, DREAM is involved in some of the City’s highest-profile development projects yet the firm’s focus remains on bringing design excellence and an inclusive process to all neighborhoods to help build more equitable communities. Read our story about how common roots in the Caribbean and a passion for strengthening underserved communities became a business that emerged from humble beginnings to redefining the role of architecture in urban life.

Our Core Values

Equity + The Greater Good

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We provide equitable opportunities and we are intentional about improving outcomes for minorities and women. As a team, we engage in charity and service in our communities. As designers, we bring high-quality design to all neighborhoods and believe architecture can be a tool to help communities thrive. At the organizational level, we are focused on crafting equitable policies and inclusive practices. We are a JUST company.

Authentic Relationships

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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.

Uncompromising Excellence

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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.  

Entrepreneurship

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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.

Leadership

Greg Minott

Managing Principal

Troy Depeiza

Principal

Harmony Larson

Director of Communication

Greg Zurlo

Associate Principal, Director of Project Management

Sara Kudra

Director of Design

Gregory Mateo

Associate, Operations Manager
A MESSAGE FROM DREAM

Moving Forward in the Age of COVID-19

During these times of extraordinary disruption, DREAM Collaborative remains steadfast in our belief that architecture should work toward the Greater Good. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, lines have been blurred and we’re seeing opportunities all around us to reimagine the way we live, work, and organize our society and our spaces. We are honored to play a part in the transition toward a renewed society that prioritizes well-being, equity, and innovation.

As partners, we’re bringing our curiosity and the diversity of our perspectives to conversations about how design and development will need to evolve in a post-COVID world. We’re convening panel discussions and reaching out to other minority and women-owned businesses to brainstorm solutions to the unique and compounded challenges we face. Most importantly, we’re committed to providing the highest level of service and support to our valued clients and partners in the community, who we know are also being pushed to the limits of their resources and ingenuity in order to thrive in this historic moment.