Learning Environments


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. The team completed a comprehensive assessment of physical conditions of overall educational physical plant for the Town of Norwell; confirmed projected enrollment; and reprogrammed the grades

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

Arlington Center for the Arts

Arlington Center for Arts

Arlington, Massachusetts Renovations of the new home for Arlington Center for the Arts modernize two floors of a historical school building to create 7,645 SF of creative spaces. The renovation includes improved lighting, technology and ventilation. The new Center for the Arts will have performance and learning spaces, including a

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 by Johnson Roberts Associates for the 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.


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


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. The middle school is expanded through a building addition containing a gymnasium, technology classroom, art room, and a new cafeteria and complete renovation of


Peter Noyes Elementary School

Peter Noyes Elementary School

Sudbury, Massachusetts The Peter Noyes Elementary School renovation created a state-of-the-art facility equal to other schools recently built in the community. The renovation converted existing classrooms into five kindergarten classrooms, a new library, a world language classroom, and a computer room. Additionally, the renovation included gymnasium updates, new instrumental music


Pelham Elementary School

Pelham Elementary School

Pelham, Massachusetts The Pelham Elementary School expansion provides much-needed space to meet the school’s programmatic requirements. The design expands the facility to create space for a cafeteria, kindergarten classrooms, and rooms for special education and remedial programs. Additionally, office spaces accommodate a health and counseling department, teacher planning, and a


Northern Essex Community College, Bookstore

Northern Essex Community College Bookstore

Haverhill, Massachusetts Located in the Behrakis One-Stop Student Center, the Northern Essex Community College bookstore sells a variety of books, apparel, snacks, and supplies to the campus population. The space, which formerly housed a commercial kitchen, was renovated with new wall, ceiling, and floor finishes, HVAC distribution and lighting. The


Quinsigamond Community College, Anatomy Lab

New Anatomy Laboratory, Quinsigamond Community College

Worcester, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates provided design services for the renovation of a large media lab and adjacent smaller computer study room in a 1970s campus building to create a combined 1,350 square feet of classroom space, converted for use as a new anatomy lab. A new ceiling, floor, HVAC


Mount Calvary Christian Preschool, Classroom

Mount Calvary Christian Preschool

Acton, Massachusetts Renovation provided a new, four-classroom pre-school addition and an accessible entrance, expanded parking lot, and new outdoor play space. The original church was renovated and new building systems were included. An exterior courtyard was enclosed to create a nursery, restrooms, offices, and meeting rooms. The original fellowship hall


Leicester Public School, Visioning Session

Leicester Public Schools

Leicester, Massachusetts In 2014, Johnson Roberts Associates was tasked with a number of studies to uncover new solutions for the Leceister Public Schools, including a comprehensive assessment of the physical conditions of the entire 5- building network, the confirmation of projected enrollment; the re-programming of grades PK-12 educational infrastructure, and


John Bapst Memorial High School

John Bapst Memorial High School

Bangor, Maine John Bapst Memorial High School (JBMHS) is an independent boarding and day school in Bangor, Maine. The school is home to approximately 500 grades 9-12 students from over 30 different regional communities. Additionally, in the last 10 years, international students from over 16 countries have joined the JBMHS

Worcester State University, Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Art Gallery, Entrance

Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Art Gallery at Worcester State University

Worcester, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates provided a conceptual design for a new art gallery space within an existing campus building. Designs for renovation include a new wall and floor finishes, new lighting, new humidification and HVAC systems, modification of existing interior curtain wall system, and installation of movable partition systems


Phillips Exeter Academy, Dunbar Archive Entrance

Dunbar Archives Entrance, Phillips Exeter Academy

Exeter, New Hampshire Phillips Exeter Academy needed to provide a cover for an existing exterior entrance stair to the Academy Archives. A durable steel frame with metal windows, frosted glass and a lead coated copper roof was selected by the academy representatives from several design alternatives.


Tufts University, Campus Meeting Center, Exterior view

Campus Meeting Facility, Tufts University

Medford, Massachusetts This former church is an ideal location for university use. Frequent meetings with the leadership of the University identified possible uses that could be served by the facility. In renovating the facility for its reuse by the college, the religious iconography and stained glass windows were returned to


Bridgewater State University, East Common Campus Servery, Salad Bar

East Campus Commons Servery, Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, Massachusetts The East Campus Commons Servery is a a 5,500-SF facility that serves 3,000 meals to students daily. Renovations included a reorganized floor plan to accommodate increased student traffic, new kitchen equipment, lighting, and room finishes. A different range and presentation of food options reflects the changing food preferences