UMass Amherst BioMedical Engineering

Lab + Office Fit-out


25,000 sf


Amherst, MA

Project type

Higher Ed / Public


University of Massachusetts Building Authority


$9 million

Completion Date


Collaboration with

Elkus Manfredi Architects

Project Overview

DREAM Collaborative provided architectural design services for a new 25,000 sf lab fit-out in the Life Sciences Laboratory building (LSL) at the UMass Amherst Department of Biomedical Engineering. The project provided a state-of-the-art environment with open and collaborative laboratory space for LSL’s interdisciplinary research clusters.

The program included both single and shared office space, providing flexibility and adaptability for changing research needs. Ample conference room space and break-out collaborative space provide more opportunities for interaction and collaboration. The project is pursuing LEED Silver certification.

DREAM worked in collaboration with Elkus Manfredi Architects on the project.

Key Features

  • Interior fit-out
  • State-of-the-art design
  • Flexible floor plan
  • Pursuing LEED Silver certification

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.