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Architectural Design
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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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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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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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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Concord Fowler Library, Exterior view
The Concord Fowler Branch Library addition and renovation created a new children’s department and meeting room and restored the original historic library, including the cupola and skylight. Archival storage was created and designed to accommodate the Library’s historic collections. The renovation also expanded adult services into a lower level.
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First Parish of Cohasset, Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall, Exterior view
Expansion of the existing fellowship hall and nursery school facilities, creation of new church offices and religious education classrooms, and preservation and restoration of the original 1722 Parish House were all goals identified by parishioners for bringing their church facility into the 21st century.
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The Effingham Public Library (in Effingham, IL), replaced the Helen Matthes Library, and was relocated to a former bank building. Johnson Roberts Associates converted 27,000-square-feet of interior office space into a modern library facility — complete with circulation, reading, book stacks, work, study and meeting areas. The improved design allowed for efficient use of the...
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Phillips Exeter Academy, Dunbar Archive Entrance
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.
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The new Dracut Town Hall is a 23,000-square-foot building on two floors with a full basement exiting directly to grade to facilitate access to storage space. The main floor houses a large meeting room which can accessed along with the toilets and the cable TV facilities after hours when the town hall is closed, as...
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Concord Free Public Library, Artrium
Renovations and additions to the Concord Free Public Library feature a new entrance for patrons and expanded collections and services for children, young adults, and adults. New conference and special collections spaces are provided for patrons. The historical portions of the building were restored. Renovations to the entire facility improve comfort and ease of use...
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Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire Rescue Station #3
The Centerville – Osterville – Marstons Mills Fire Rescue Station #3 in Marstons Mills, MA, is sympathetic to the surrounding Cape Cod vernacular buildings, materials, and compositions. The massing of the building reinforces the functional zones of the fire station barn as apparatus bays and farm house as firefighter living quarters. The Design of Fire...
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Boston Public Library, Brighton Branch, Green Wall
Originally opened in 1969, the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library is an active and integral part of the surrounding neighborhood. Renovations to this 22,400-square-foot library provided increased accessibility and enhanced technological capabilities. A new teen space was also added. The project achieved LEED Silver certification for excellent energy efficiency. Window updates improve view...
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Blackstone Public Library, Front Exterior view
The design of the Blackstone Public Library reflects the architectural heritage of its context in this historic mill town. In the children’s stacks, a local artist designed sculptural shelving ends with colorful animal, hot air balloon, and train motifs. Throughout the rest of the building, brick, wood, and steel create a raw interior look similar...
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Acton Congregational Church, Exterior view
Additions and renovation to the Acton Congregational Church (in Acton, Ma) provided new religious education classrooms, meeting rooms, a music room, a church parlor, a new kitchen, and a renovated fellowship hall. The design of the additions is the same architectural style as the original church, in compliance with Acton Historic District Guidelines.
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Ayer Town Hall
Johnson Roberts Associates worked with the Town of Ayer to preserve and restore the historic Ayer Town Hall, built in 1876. The project provided much need facility updates and accessibility improvement while preserving the building’s historic elements. Accessibility improvements included the addition of an elevator and an egress stair. On the interior, complete renovations preserved...
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