DREAM Development

DREAM Development, the development arm of DREAM Collaborative, is focused on high-impact, innovative real estate development projects that support thriving, diverse communities of residents and businesses.

History of DREAM

DREAM Collaborative specializes in the design of multi-family residential and mixed-use commercial projects within urban neighborhoods, many of which have historically been underserved by the design profession. With the greater good of the community in mind, DREAM brings sensitivity to the local context and an inclusive process to create beautiful, high-quality design solutions. 

We believe each new or renewed building has the potential to catalyze future improvements in the surrounding neighborhoods. Realizing we could have a larger impact in the communities we serve if we acted as developers as well designers, DREAM created a small development arm in 2016.

Connection Between
Design & Development

Our design clients have found synergies with our development arm by presenting us with opportunities to invest in their large-scale development projects. DREAM Development is the conduit through which investments in real estate are made and the means for maximizing our ability to help build stronger urban neighborhoods.

Our design services are also 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.

Featured Projects

2147 Washington Street

Artist Live-Work Community

24 Westminster Avenue

Innovative Multi-Gen Living


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.