2147 Washington Street

Artist Live-Work Community


79,000 sf


Roxbury, MA

Project type

Commercial Mixed-Use


$24 million

Completion Date

Q1 2021


New Atlantic Development, DREAM Development

Project Overview

2147 Washington Street is a new 6-story building that will create an active live/work/play environment, encouraging community engagement with daytime and evening activity.

The design will encourage working artists and entrepreneurship, while providing a welcoming building that respects the architectural character of its neighbors. The project incorporates the needs and desires of the non-profit Haley House to ensure its future success and growth. The ground floor of the building will include 7 individual work-only studio spaces, as well as 1,246 sf of shared workspace, which fosters accessibility and equitable opportunity to people of all socioeconomic backgrounds. There will also be 1,400 sf of flexible retail/commercial space on the ground floor that could become a performance venue, a gallery, or a restaurant/bar.

Upper floors will contain 74 residential units, with 62 being rental units and 12 being for-sale condominium units.

2147 Washington will contribute to the continued development of a strong and united Dudley Square and Roxbury, at “the Heart of the City,” by boosting economic development, providing job opportunities for residents, and creating affordable housing and artist live/work spaces.

Key Features

  • Live/Work/Play environment
  • LEED Gold Certifable & Pursuing DND Net Zero Goals
  • Affordable housing
  • 7 studio spaces and shared workspace
  • Flexible retail/commercial space


Full Architectural Services

Soup to nuts:  from programming to project close-out.

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.