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New Construction
Johnson Roberts Associates served as Architect’s of Record for Ocean Prime, an upscale seafood and steak restaurant in Boston’s popular Seaport district (the Design Architects were Knauer Incorporated). Our work included reviewing all plans to ensure they were code compliant.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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