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Municipal
The Town of Brookline is currently working on a town-wide master plan to rehabilitate it’s (5) existing fire stations. In an effort to control the infiltration of fire event carcinogens into non-response areas of their fire stations, they have asked the GGD/JRA team for assistance. As such, we originally asked to document the current environmental...
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We have successfully completed many renovation and repair projects for the Massachusetts School Building Authority, including these: East Street Elementary School East Street Elementary School (Ludlow, MA – 2016)Roof replacement, boiler replacement, and full facility accessibility upgrades. Design Team secured multiplecompliance variances with the MA AAB resulting in cost savings to Owner. Project constructed in...
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The new Cohasset Town hall will restore the original Historic Town Hall, remove an outdated on inefficient addition and create a new two story addition for town offices.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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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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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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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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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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BFD Design Guidelines, Historically Sensitive
Johnson Roberts Associates collaborated with the Boston Fire Department to create Firehouse Design Guidelines for new firehouses and future improvements/upgrades. Months of research included an existing facilities study, meetings with chiefs and other fire department personnel, and comparisons to similar initiatives in other municipalities. As a result, the Boston Fire Department has a comprehensive and...
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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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Powder Magazine, Exterior
On July 7, 2018, the Powder Magazine celebrated both its bicentennial and restoration. Originally constructed in 1818 to store gunpowder (in Cambridge, MA), the Powder Magazine is the oldest structure along the Charles River Basin. Johnson Roberts Associates collaborated with Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in its interior rehabilitation for a three-season function...
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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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Wenham Town Hall, Front exterior view
Situated on Wenham Common, Wenham Town Hall is a wood-framed structure built in 1842. Years of modifications to the building resulted in major structural and water infiltration issues. Johnson Roberts Associates addressed these issues as part of an overall renovation and restoration of the building. Based on photographic evidence, including historic postcards uncovered in our research,...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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