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June 27, 2017
Worcester State University, Learning Resource Center
Our renovations to Worcester State University Learning Resource Center (LRC) building included entrance renovations and library programming. We 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 added more student seating and study space, plus improved,...
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Wenham Town Hall, Front exterior view
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 evidence, including historic postcards uncovered in our research,...
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Wenham Police Station
This project included renovations to the Wenham Town Hall and a new Wenham Police Station. Renovation of the original Wenham Town Hall, built in 1842, included construction of an addition containing a handicap accessible entrance, egress stairs and elevators, and interior improvements. The Wenham Police Station is located on an adjacent site and provides 5,000...
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Tufts University Interfaith Center
Renovations to 58 Winthrop Street (in Medford, MA) 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 and facilities. Additionally, newly...
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Townsend Public Library and Senior Center
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 Gothic arch presages the central barrel-vaulted reading room within the library. A row of clerestory windows light...
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Sturbridge Town Hall and Center Office Building
Johnson Roberts Associates renovated and expanded the Sturbridge Town Hall and Center Office Building. Built in 1840 and 1852, respectively, these historic buildings sit across the street from each other in the town’s center. The complete renovation and expansion of the existing Sturbridge Town Hall included a small addition that houses a new handicap accessible...
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St. Joseph's Elementary School, Exterior view
The addition to St. Joseph’s Elementary School and the Monsignor James Haddad Middle School (in Needham, MA) expanded and improved academic areas and provided a new gymnasium. A building addition containing the gymnasium, a computer/technology classroom, an art room, and a new cafeteria. Additionally, the school’s library underwent a complete renovation.
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South Hadley Public Library
The 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 on both floors follow the curve of the river,...
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Sixteen Acres Library, Entrance
The Sixteen Acres Library is the busiest branch library in Springfield, Massachusetts. An addition in front of the original 1960’s building creates a more accessible entrance, a new children’s department, and expanded meeting rooms. The children’s room features a tree motif with an interior structural column decorated like a tree, providing a focal point. The...
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Peter Noyes Elementary School
The Peter Noyes Elementary School (in Sudbury, MA) renovation created a state-of-the-art facility equal to other schools recently built in the community. Our renovation converted existing classrooms into five kindergarten classrooms, a new library, a world language classroom, and a computer/technology room. Additionally, the renovation included gymnasium updates, a new instrumental music room, administrative offices,...
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Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library
The Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library replaces the original library on a new site in downtown Dudley, MA. Our design greatly expanded the collections and seating capacity. Additionally, the larger interior provided new storytime and craft spaces in a new children’s department. An after-hours meeting space for the community was also added. This project achieved...
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Northern Essex Community College, Bookstore
Located in the Behrakis One-Stop Student Center (in Haverhill, MA), 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 walls, ceiling, and floor finishes, and improved HVAC distribution and lighting. The store features...
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The historic Northborough Free Public Library is an early 1900s granite Richardsonian 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 pre-cast granite blend and copper bays to...
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Quinsigamond Community College, Anatomy Lab
Quinsigamond Community College (in Worcester, MA) is a two-year college that serves residents of central Massachusetts. Johnson Roberts Associates provided design services to convert a media lab and adjacent study room into a new anatomy lab. Located in a 1970s campus building, the 1,350 square feet of classroom space includes a new ceiling and floor,...
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Mount Calvary Christian Preschool, Classroom
Mount Calvary Christian Preschool in Acton, Massachusetts, offers preschool programs for children ages three through five. Significant growth since the programs’ inception resulted in inadequate space to meet the current needs. Johnson Roberts Associates designed an expansion and renovation that both accommodates the preschool and better serves the church community. An addition to the church...
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front view of ezpass service center
The E-ZPass Service Center in Boston 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 E-ZPass Center moved to another part of the same building: an underused garage bay. The renovation provided an at-grade entrance and vestibule. Additionally,...
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Mashpee Library, Front Entrance, Exterior view
The Mashpee Public Library replaced the existing library on a site in Mashpee Commons. This project received LEED Silver certification for its superior energy-efficiency. The building’s green features include a chilled-beam mechanical system, an extensive rooftop 20 KWH Photovoltaic system, low water consumption plantings, and an on-site stormwater management system. This stormwater management system includes...
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Lunenburg Public Library
A central reading hall for adults anchors the design of the Lunenburg Public Library. Areas around the central hall include browsing, reference, and periodicals area. The children’s department features a sun, moon, and stars motif—inspired by the book Kingdom of the Sun by Jacqueline Mitton—designed to spark a child’s imagination. The Town of Lunenburg, MA,...
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Lithgow Public Library
Additions and renovations to the Lithgow Public Library (in Augusta, Maine) modernized services and more than tripled the size of the old library. The expansion respected the original building — which is on the National Register of Historic Places — while establishing a modern library with expanded technology access. With 31,755 SF of space, the...
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Leicester Public School, Visioning Session
Leicester, Massachusetts Johnson Roberts Associates undertook a number of studies to uncover new solutions for Leicester Public Schools. These studies included the following: A comprehensive physical conditions assessment of the five-building networkConfirmation of projected enrollmentRe-programming of grades PK-12 educational infrastructureDevelopment of master planning options (along with individual costing and implementation/scheduling implications) Johnson Roberts Associates facilitated this...
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John Bapst Memorial High School
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 community. In 2014, Bapst introduced its Distinguished...
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Hopkinton Public Library, Entrance
The Hopkinton Public Library resides in two previously linked, well-loved historic structures—the original historic library and an adjacent church. Our renovations and additions reorganized the library and expanded the existing historic structures from 7,000 SF to 22,500 SF. The renovation design is sympathetic to the architecture of the original historic structures, and a new handicap...
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Our addition and renovations to the historic 1890 Haston Free Public Library (in North Brookfield, Massachusetts) restored the original library’s historic beauty, and provided 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 for an...
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Worcester State University, Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Art Gallery, Entrance
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 for display. A new work/storage area and...
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Our addition and renovation to the Laconia Public Library (also known by its original name “Gale Memorial Library) in Laconia, New Hampshire, restored the original 1888 granite building to its past glory, and created a new addition providing handicapped access, meeting rooms, and expanded book capacity. The addition, which doubled the size of the library,...
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