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

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

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

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

EZ-Pass Service Center, MassDOT

Boston, Massachusetts The EZ-Pass Service Center formerly resided in a non-universally accessible area of a 1960s-era MassDOT building, located in East Boston. To meet accessibility requirements and accommodate increased customer volume, the EZ-Pass Service Center moved to another part of the same building: an underused garage bay. The renovation provides

Dracut Town Hall

Dracut, Massachusetts The new Dracut Town Hall is a 23,000 SF building on two floors with a full basement exiting directly to grade to facilitate access to storage space. The main floor houses a large meeting room which can accessed along with the toilets and the cable TV facilities after

Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Rescue Station #3

COMM Fire Rescue Station #3

Marstons Mills, Massachusetts The new Centerville – Osterville – Marstons Mills Fire Rescue Station #3 in Marstons Mills, MA, is sympathetic to the surrounding Cape Cod vernacular buildings, materials, and compositions. The massing of the building reinforces the functional zones of the fire station barn as apparatus bays and farm

Boxford Town Hall, Front Entrance, Exterior view

Boxford Town Hall

Boxford, Massachusetts The new 13,300 SF Boxford Town Hall is the latest addition to the Boxford municipal center. The new two-story Boxford Town Hall is designed with a brick and precast exterior. The first floor of the town hall will contain financial departments and the meeting room, while the second

Berkley Town Hall

Berkley Town Hall

Berkley, Massachusetts The new Berkley Town Hall is located on the site of the former town offices, and houses both the Berkley Town Offices and the Council on Aging in a single-story building.

Ayer Town Hall

Ayer Town Hall

Ayer, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates worked with the Town of Ayer to preserve and restore the historic Ayer Town Hall, built in 1876. The project provides much need facility updates and accessibility improvement while preserving the building’s historic elements. Accessibility improvements include the insertion of an elevator and an egress