DREAM is a JUST 2.0 Organization

DREAM Collaborative was 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 reflects our commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive workplace; nurturing a healthy culture of high trust within our firm; and fostering a working environment where all employees feel valued and have a strong sense of purpose.

The JUST platform was created by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as an innovative way for organizations to be transparent about their operations, including how they treat their employees and what their impact is on their communities. The program requires reporting and documentation on a range of indicators, each requiring specific and measurable accountability which is ranked and published on the JUST label.

Being a JUST organization translates into many benefits for DREAM employees. Thanks to the rigorous process to receive a JUST label, we have already taken steps to improve our culture and become more inclusive for all employees.

  • We have initiated new employee benefits for 2020 including paid time off for volunteer activities and more flexible work arrangements
  • We’re reevaluated our pay policy to institute consistent pay scales and regular salary review to eliminate any pay gaps.

While we are very proud of our first JUST label, we are even more excited to see the next iteration.


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.