Libraries


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Springfield, Massachusetts The new East Forest Park Branch Library will replace a small and outdated library located in a leased space within a shopping plaza.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.

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 located 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


South Hadley Public Library

South Hadley Public Library

South Hadley, Massachusetts The new South Hadley Public Library sits on a bluff above the dam on the Connecticut River on a former abandoned industrial site. The first floor of the two-story library provides children’s services, new book browsing and meeting rooms. The second floor houses adult collections. Reading rooms


Sixteen Acres Library, Entrance

Sixteen Acres Library

Springfield, Massachusetts The Sixteen Acres Library is the busiest branch library in Springfield, Massachusetts. An addition in front of the original 1960’s building creates a new entrance, children’s department, and meeting rooms. The children’s room features a tree motif with an interior structural column decorated a tree providing a focal


Shute Memorial Library, Interior view

Shute Memorial Library

Everett, Massachusetts Renovations and addition to the historic Shute Memorial Library (1899) include significant improvements to the existing interior and a new wing. Additionally, the library now has an accessible street-level entrance, an elevator and central stairwell, new reading areas, and a children’s craft room.


Pelham Library and Public Safety Building

Pelham Library & Public Safety Building

Pelham, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates provided full architectural services to create combined library, police, and fire station for the Town of Pelham. Situated on a steeply sloped site, the Pelham Library and Public Safety building provides 7,500 square feet of library services on the upper floor. Police and fire offices


Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library

Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library

Dudley, Massachusetts The new Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library replaces the original library on a new site in downtown Dudley. The new library greatly expands the collections and seating capacity. Additionally, the space provides new story time and craft spaces in an expanded children’s department and after-hours meeting space for


Northborough Free Public Library

Northborough, Massachusetts The historic Northborough Free Public Library is an early 1900s granite Richardsonnian building. Johnson Roberts Associates renovated and restored the original building and added a new section within a challengingly tight linear site. The addition, which more than triples the size of the library, is clad with a


Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library

Dracut, Massachusetts The addition and renovation to the Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Library more than triples the size of the existing library. The new addition curves around the original 1922 library building, whose restoration becomes the architectural focus of the new design. The first floor holds the children’s area, meeting


Mason Library, Interior view

Mason Library

Great Barrington, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates worked design through construction for the addition, restoration, and renovation of an historic public library. The addition provides access to the library, a new elevator, and room for a new children’s department. Considerable sitework was also performed to provide access at the main entrance—where


Mashpee Library, Front Entrance, Exterior view

Mashpee Public Library

Mashpee, Massachusetts The new Mashpee Public Library replaces the existing library on a site in Mashpee Commons. This project has received LEED Silver certification. The building’s green features include a chilled beam mechanical system, an extensive roof top 20 KWH Photovoltaic system, low water consumption plantings, and an on-site storm


Lunenburg Public Library

Lunenburg, Massachusetts The Lunenburg Public Library is organized around a central reading hall for adults, containing browsing, reference, and periodicals areas. The children’s department is designed to spark a child’s imagination with a sun, moon, and stars motif, inspired by the book Kingdom of the Sun by Jacqueline Mitton. Seeing


Lithgow Public Library

Augusta, Maine Additions and renovations to the Lithgow Library modernized services and more than tripled the size of the old library. The expansion respects the original building – part of the National Register of Historic Places – while establishing a modern library with expanded technology access. With 31,755 SF of


Leverett Public Library

Leverett, Massachusetts The new Leverett Public Library is designed to fit into the rural character of its setting. Using a concept of “big house, little house, back house, barn,” the building is designed to relate to surrounding farm structures. The interior is organized with a wing for adults, a wing


John Curtis Free Library

Hanover, Massachusetts The additions and renovations to the John Curtis Free Library in Hanover, MA, restore the original historic library and expand the library to 19,000 square feet with a new two-level addition. A new handicapped-accessible main entrance is located to the rear of the building, facing the new parking


Hopkinton Public Library

The Hopkinton Public Library was housed in two well-loved historic structures (the original historic library and an adjacent church) that were previously linked together. The renovations and additions reorganized the library and expand the existing historic stuctures from 7,000 SF to 22,500 SF. The renovation is designed in sympathy with

Haston Free Public Library

North Brookfield, Massachusetts The addition and renovations to the historic 1890 Haston Free Public Library restore the original library and provide much-needed extra space for expanded library services. Located on a tight site with limited room for expansion, the Haston Free Public Library project was a challenge. Careful planning allowed