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Interior 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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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 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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NECC Library Classroom Johnson Roberts Associates has been providing Northern Essex Community College with House Doctor services since 2013. Over that time, we have successfully collaborated on many projects including: NECC Building B & E Swing Space ClassroomsRenovation of underutilized space on the lower level of the interconnected Buildings B&E to create four new classrooms,...
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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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Cambridge City Hall
Extensive renovations to the historic H. H. Richardson-designed Cambridge City Hall — including ventilation upgrades to help prevent Covid-19 spread. The second phase of this multi-phase rehabilitation project includes: Upgrades and improvements to Legislative FloorFacility renovations for relocation of the Assessor’s Office (from the 2nd floor to the basement), City Council Offices (into the current...
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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