Parcel A-2

Seaport Design Competition


400,000 square feet


Boston, MA

Project type

Commercial Mixed-Use


The Peebles Corporation

Collaboration with

Handel Architects

Project Overview

DREAM Collaborative participated in a design competition for a new mixed-use commercial development located on the Massport-owned A2 parcel in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. The project was designed as a destination for employees, visitors, and the community at large.

Driving the activity of this new development is 400,000 sf of new, Class A office space planned to accommodate a variety of tenants. In the podium are four program components to bolster the activity of this site, all clustered around the atrium office lobby: 13,000 sf of retail and/or restaurants; 8,000 sf of a cultural facility intended to be a city-wide magnet for events, education, and exhibitions; a 6,000 sf co-working incubator for smaller business start-ups; and 6,000 sf of office tenant amenity programming, including meeting space and social gathering spaces.

DREAM Collaborative and Handel Architects were engaged by The Peebles Corporation on the design of the project.


Conceptual Design

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

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.