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Architectural Design
The original Abbot Public Library building was built in 1953, with additions in 1990. No significant renovations have happened in the past 30 years. The Trustees realized that it was time to update building systems and reorganize the 26,400 SF library to provide 21st century services. Johnson Roberts prepared a Master Plan for reorganizing and modernizing...
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As one of only seven buildings on the Orono campus with large learning spaces, Little Hall was in desperate need of an update. The renovation of the existing lecture room 120B in Little gave the University an opportunity to explore the benefits of a large learning space. Deep seating platforms, fixed collaboration counters with electrical outlets, and...
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Johnson Roberts Associates has been providing University of Massachusetts, Lowell with house doctor services since 2012. Over that time, we have successfully collaborated on 11 projects totaling $2,970,000 (average cost $270K) including: Various dormitory renovationsElevator studyPower plant demoConcert hall studyAdministrative office renovations Durgin Hall (rendering)Durgin Hall Lobby (rendering)Fox Hall “On behalf of the University of...
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We are on our third House Doctor contract with Tufts (starting in 2015) and we continue to have an excellent working relationship with this revered academic institution. 51 Winthrop Street (Medford, MA)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...
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The new Cohasset Town hall will restore the original Historic Town Hall, remove an outdated on inefficient addition and create a new two story addition for town offices. Located across from the historic common and within the Cohasset Historic District the new addition is designed to  be respectful of the original Town Hall and in...
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The new two-story Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, MA, will replace the existing three-story facility which is currently housed in a renovated school building, which is cramped, difficult to expand or rearrange, and  structurally unsuited to house a public library. The new facility sits on a wooded site at the rear of the current town...
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front view of ezpass service center
We have worked on a variety of House Doctor projects for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, including: E-ZPass Service Center (145 Havre Street, East Boston)The E-ZPass Service Center was housed in a non-universally accessible part of the 1960s-era Mass DOT building. To meet accessibility requirements and increased customer volume, an existing adjacent service garage was...
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We are on our third five-year house doctor contract with the DCR (MA Department of Conservation & Recreation) and have successfully completed a wide range of projects, including: Bernie King Pavilion (Hull, MA)Facility study, design documents, and construction administration services for structural upgrades and the re-painting of the existing 10,000 SF outdoor pavilion located adjacent...
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This project includes a comprehensive renovation of the second floor of the school facility at 255 Bent Street. Originally designed as biotech research and office space, the second floor has been completely redesigned to provide much needed school community gathering and eating spaces. This three-month ‘summer-slammer’ includes a gut renovation of the 3,500-SF space and...
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The new Centerville – Osterville – Marstons Mills Fire Rescue Station #2 in Osterville, MA, is the second station in the COMM District for which we have provided design services. A key goal for this station was to have it “fit” into the architectural character of the historic town center and its Cape Cod context....
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(Engine 6) Environmental Zoning and Interior Upgrades Johnson Roberts Associates is assisting the City of Cambridge in the development of a master plan for the updating of (6) aging fire stations. Our initial work began with the documentation of the current environmental zoning (Red / Hot – areas directly associated with response activities, Yellow /...
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(Engine 9) Environmental Zoning and Interior Upgrades Johnson Roberts Associates is assisting the City of Cambridge in the development of a master plan for the updating of (6) aging fire stations. Our work on the Lexington Avenue station (the second fire house to be updated) began with the documentation of the current environmental zoning (Red...
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Johnson Roberts Associates has been providing Bridgewater State University with house doctor services since 2012. Over that time, we have successfully collaborated on 7 projects (totaling $5,855,000 – average cost $836K), including: Campus center renovationsDining commons renovationsKitchen upgrades & equipment replacementInstitute of Social Justice designEnclosure to screen the new refrigerated room, generator and existing HVAC...
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Barber Walter's
We designed the interior of the Barber Walter’s barber shop using rich wood tones, with a hip, vintage-inspired feel. It is located in the Belclare building in the Wellesley Square area. It was featured in a segment of the Chronicle TV show (WCVB, Channel 5) on Tuesday 10/13/20.
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Johnson Roberts Associates has created a beautiful new library in Springfield, MA. The East Forest Park Library is an energy-efficient, green building with spaces that combine modern functionality, plenty of natural light and eye-catching design. The children’s room uses fanciful shapes and bright colors to make reading fun. There is even a media creation suite...
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The new Greenfield Public Library responds to the community’s desire for an improved and expanded library in a downtown location by constructing the new library adjacent to the existing library. The two-story plan will create a new children’s library with a dedicated story room, community meeting spaces, informal reading areas, a dedicated teen room and...
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Essex Public Safety Building, Entrance
Johnson Roberts Associates worked with the Town of Essex, Massachusetts to develop a space needs program to accommodate the town’s police and fire department. This process included considering possible renovations to the existing station or new construction of either combined or separate facilities. Following an extensive evaluation of multiple sites and construction strategies, the Town...
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Johnson Roberts Associates conducted a feasibility study for the Town of Northborough to determine the best option to house their fire department. Built in 1975, the current Northborough Fire Station was designed to accommodate an all-volunteer department. As such, the space lacks sleeping quarters for firefighters and provisions for female firefighters. While upgrades over the...
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This new station houses up to six vehicles, including an Engine, a boat, a brush truck, and a crew of three. The crew member spaces include sleeping quarters, kitchen and dining areas, and a fitness room. Building on experience working with the Boston Fire Department on their Firehouse Design Guidelines, we incorporated ‘Healthy In, Healthy...
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Erving Public Library, Rendering
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.
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Arlington Center for the Arts
This non-profit organization in Arlington, Massachusetts, is located on two floors of a historic school building. Our renovations transformed the former municipal offices into 7,645 SF of vibrant creative spaces. Improved lighting and ventilation contribute to the sense of openness. We maximized open space while highlighting existing architectural features. Improvements included: New LED lightingEnhanced air...
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The Johnson Roberts team performed a space needs review for the Lower School at the Lawrence Family Development Charter School
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 along with the associated storage, mechanical, and...
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The Concord Free Public Library Expansion is Johnson Roberts Associates’ third project for the Concord Public Libraries. In 2005 and 2011, we renovated and expanded the Concord Free Public Library and the Fowler Branch Library, respectively. Currently, Johnson Roberts Associates is designing an expansion of the main library that utilizes an adjacent historic house. The...
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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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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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