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The new two-story Reuben Hoar Library 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 hall and senior...
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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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Renovations to the Lower Level of the McKim Building (Boston Public Library).
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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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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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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 goth 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 new 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...
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Sixteen Acres Library, Entrance
Springfield, Massachusetts The Sixteen Acres Library is the busiest branch library in Springfield, Massachusetts. An addition in front of the original 1960’s building creates a new entrance, children’s department, and meeting rooms. The children’s room features a tree motif with an interior structural column decorated a tree providing a focal point. The motif extends to...
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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. Our design greatly expands the collections and seating capacity. Additionally, the space provides new story time and craft spaces in an expanded children’s department and after-hours meeting space for the community. This project achieved LEED Silver certification.
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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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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. 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 a bioswale garden to...
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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 considers...
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Lithgow Public Library
Augusta, Maine Additions and renovations to the Lithgow Public Library modernize services and more than triple the size of the old library. The expansion respects the original building—part of the National Register of Historic Places—while establishing a modern library with expanded technology access. With 31,755 SF of space, the library now includes an art gallery,...
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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. The renovations and additions reorganize the library and expand 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. A new accessible entrance...
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North Brookfield, Massachusetts The addition and renovations to the historic 1890 Haston Free Public Library restore the original library and provide 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 addition that includes...
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Laconia, New Hampshire The addition and renovation to the Gale Memorial Library has restored the original 1888 granite building and created a new addition providing handicapped access, meeting rooms, and expanded book capacity. The addition, which doubled the size of the library, was designed to complement the Victorian architecture of the original library. Site feasibility...
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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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Effingham, Illinois The Effingham Public Library, replacing the Helen Matthes Library, has 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 allows for efficient use of the existing building....
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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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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 provide accessibility and enhanced technology capabilities. A new teen space was also added. The project achieved LEED Silver certification. Window updates improve view and daylighting, creating light-filled spaces...
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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 look on the...
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