Dudley Miller Park

Sustainable Mixed-Use Commercial


Size

17,100 sf

Location

Roxbury, MA

Project type

Commercial Mixed-Use

Client

Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation

Cost

$8 million

Project Overview

DREAM Collaborative has partnered with Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation to develop a new three-story 17,100 sf mixed-use commercial building to knit together the amenities surrounding the urban site and engage with the Dudley corridor neighborhood. The design provides flexible interior programming for multiple mission-driven office tenants, street level retail space intended for a sit-down restaurant or cafe, surface parking, and options for connecting the new building to The Food Project greenhouses adjacent at the rear of the site. A photovoltaic array is an important part of the building’s architectural expression and contributes to the project goal of LEED Gold standards. Other major sustainable design features include a green roof, gray water collection and re-use, bicycle storage and shower facilities, and high efficiency systems.

Key Features

  • Urban redevelopment
  • Flexible office space design
  • Multi-tenant
  • Retail space
  • Sustainable design / LEED
  • Mission-focused

Sustainability

Integrated Sustainable Design

Every project presents sustainable design opportunities. Even if a project will not pursue any certification, there are always  opportunities for sustainability within the design process and material and systems selection. Our goal is always to create healthy, energy efficient buildings and interior spaces.

Pre-Design

Programming / Space Planning

Identifying and developing all the uses needed within a project, determining space requirements for each use, and best arrangement of uses within a space.

Site Analysis / Selection

Analysis of the pros and cons of a given site (or several sites for comparison) prior to the planning of a project.

Architecture

Conceptual Design

Early phase of the design process, in which the broad outlines of function and form are articulated through sketches and models.

Schematic Design

Schematic is where we figure out how the building will look and function. This phase involves precedent research, analysis including zoning and building code issues, space planning, and lots of sketching, modeling, and client meetings.

Sustainability

Integrated Sustainable Design

Every project presents sustainable design opportunities. Even if a project will not pursue any certification, there are always  opportunities for sustainability within the design process and material and systems selection. Our goal is always to create healthy, energy efficient buildings and interior spaces.
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.