Norwell Middle School, Norwell Public Schools

Norwell Public Schools*

Norwell, Massachusetts While a principal at Tappé Associates, Jeffrey Davis, AIA, led multiple projects for Norwell Public Schools, beginning with a Facility Master Plan. To develop the Facility Master Plan, Jeff's team completed a comprehensive assessment of physical conditions of overall educational physical plant in Norwell. Additionally, the team confirmed

BFD Design Guidelines, Historically Sensitive

Boston Fire Department Firehouse Design Guidelines

Boston, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates collaborated with the Boston Fire Department to create Firehouse Design Guidelines for new firehouses and future improvements/upgrades. Months of research included an existing facilities study, meetings with chiefs and other fire department personnel, and comparisons to similar initiatives in other municipalities. As a result, the

Tobin School 'Proof of Concept'

Tobin School ‘Proof of Concept’

Cambridge, MA Johnson Roberts Associates worked with the City of Cambridge on a ‘test-fit’ for a new PK-8 school facility on the existing Tobin School site. Through interactive workshop-style meetings with the Cambridge Public School's Lead Team, Johnson Roberts determined an educational program need of +/-200,000 GSF. The new educational

Maine Central Institute, Master Plan

Maine Central Institute**

Pittsfield, Maine Founded in 1866, Maine Central Institute is one of the oldest schools in the state. The school has approximately 450 students across grades 9-12 and provides housing for 140 residential-life students. Additionally, MCI houses the Bossov Ballet Theatre, an international pre-professional ballet school that operates within the school's

Dracut Fire Station #3

Dracut, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates is working with the Town of Dracut to design a replacement for the Dracut Fire Station #3. Although the existing Fire Station #3 answers the most calls, it is the smallest of the town's three stations. So far, this is the third capital project Johnson

Powder Magazine, Exterior

Powder Magazine Interior Restoration

Cambridge, Massachusetts On July 7, 2018, the Powder Magazine celebrated both its bicentennial and restoration. Originally constructed in 1818 to store gunpowder, the Powder Magazine is the oldest structure along the Charles River Basin. Johnson Roberts Associates collaborated with Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation in its interior rehabilitation for

East Forest Park Library, Rendering

East Forest Park Library

Springfield, Massachusetts The new East Forest Park Branch Library will replace a small and outdated library located in a leased space within a shopping plaza. The new branch library will provide new community services including a dedicated teen room, a maker space, an informal café area, and a large meeting

Erving Public Library, Rendering

Erving Public Library

Erving, Massachusetts The new Erving Public Library will replace the current one-room library with a state-of-the-art new building, featuring a dedicated children’s room meeting rooms and adult study areas. The new building has been design to respect the architectural heritage of the community. The project is seeking LEED Silver certification.

Arlington Center for the Arts

Arlington Center for the Arts

Arlington, Massachusetts The Arlington Center for the Arts (ACA) provides a mix of classes, workshops, exhibits, performances and special events for the community. This non-profit organization has a new home located on two floors of a historic school building. Renovations transform the former municipal offices into 7,645 SF of vibrant creative

The Johnson Roberts team performed a space needs review for the Lower School at the Lawrence Family Development Charter School

Lawrence Family Development Charter School

Lawrence, Massachusetts The Johnson Roberts team performed a space needs review for the Lower School at the Lawrence Family Development Charter School. This review revealed a need for new physical education, art, and music classrooms. Phase 1 of the project includes the construction of a new 7,100-SF physical education facility

Touchstone Community School, Rendering

Touchstone Community School

Grafton, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates recently completed a full campus master plan for Touchstone Community School. This comprehensive master plan includes existing conditions analyses, planned enrollment identification, educational visioning and programming, and desired facility/program improvements identification. Additionally, the master plan lays out a phased approach to facility rehabilitation and expansion.

Worcester State University, Learning Resource Center

Worcester State University Learning Resource Center

Worcester, Massachusetts Renovations to Worcester State University Learning Resource Center (LRC) building include entrance renovations and library programming. Johnson Roberts Associates prepared a study and schematic design for the expansion of the existing library entry space, as well as programming for the entire library facility. Improvements to the entry include

Wenham Town Hall, Front exterior view

Wenham Town Hall

  Wenham, Massachusetts Situated on Wenham Common, Wenham Town Hall is a wood-framed structure built in 1842. Years of modifications to the building resulted in major structural and water infiltration issues. Johnson Roberts Associates addressed these issues¬†as part of an overall renovation and restoration of the building. Based on photographic

Wenham Police Station

Wenham Police Station

Wenham, Massachusetts Construction for renovations of the Wenham Town Hall and for a new Wenham Police Station are are complete. Renovation of the original Wenham Town Hall, built in 1842, includes construction of an addition containing an accessible entrance, egress stairs and elevators, and interior renovations. The new Wenham Police

Tufts University Interfaith Center

Tufts University Interfaith Center

Medford, Massachusetts Renovations to 58 Winthrop Street involved selective demolition and additions for the creation of a new Tufts University Interfaith Center. The building serves multiple faith groups as well as other campus groups. The project scope included restoration of an old multi-purpose room, enlarging windows, and providing accessible entrances

Townsend Public Library and Senior Center

Townsend Public Library & Senior Center

Townsend, Massachusetts The Townsend Public Library and Senior Center creates a “town village,” comprised of a library, a meeting facility, and a senior center. A portico-like corridor links the library and senior center to a shared meeting facility. A large goth arch presages the central barrel-vaulted reading room within the

Sunderland Public Library, Exterior view

Sunderland Public Library

Sunderland, Massachusetts The new Sunderland Public Library is adjacent to the Town Offices and the Town Recreation Fields. Planned for ease of use and efficient operations by staff, the new library provides a separate children’s room, meeting room, and reading areas. Johnson Roberts Associates provided both building design and site

St. Joseph's Elementary School, Exterior view

St. Joseph’s Elementary and Monsignor James Haddad Middle Schools

Needham, Massachusetts The addition to St. Joseph’s Elementary School and the Monsignor James Haddad Middle School expands and improves academic areas and creates a new gymnasium. A building addition containing a gymnasium, technology classroom, art room, and a new cafeteria expanded the middle school. Additionally, the school’s library underwent a