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We Design Community Buildings that Build Communities

Johnson Roberts Associates (JRA) builds stronger and more resilient communities. With over 25 years of public sector experience, we design places and spaces that inspire us to learn, keep us safe, and bring us together. Our clients are driven by values, not profits. And so are we. Whether we’re building something new, renovating something old, or restoring a local landmark to its original glory, we’re committed to making people’s lives better.

Our expertise in multiple building types gives us unique insight into how people actually use community buildings and helps us find unexpected design solutions. We’re known for guiding clients through the entire design process, prioritizing consistent communication and reliable service along the way. We never stop learning, and we gladly share insights with clients, collaborators, and our broader professional communities. The enduring designs we develop together reinforce the special character of the communities in which we build and foster a sense of local pride. JRA’s hard work and dedication to building communities have earned a long list of repeat clients and collaborators

Johnson Roberts Associates was founded in 1996 by J. Stewart Roberts. Today, Stew is joined by principals Jeff Davis and Phil O’Brien, who oversee a team passionate about designing for people – and for the future. Sustainability has been a focus of JRA’s work since its inception, and many of the green design strategies we’ve adopted over the last three decades have become national standards. We’re proud to be one of only 27 firms nationwide to meet the energy reduction goals established by the AIA 2030 Commitment. From small towns to big cities, and all places between, Johnson Roberts Associates design beautiful buildings that make a difference – not because it’s required, but because it’s right.

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