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Here’s our new video about the expansion of the Concord Free Public Library we completed late last year.
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We are happy to announce that this major project was approved by 2/3 of the people at a recent Wilmington town meeting. So, our design for their new Town Hall and School Administration Building will become a reality in the next few years. A rendering of our design.
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Our new location is 24 Dane Street, Somerville, MA, 02143 (just up the street from our former office). The new space is in a 1920 industrial building in the Cobble Hill section of Somerville, near Union Square.
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Here’s an article about our Greenfield Public Library project, which has been progressing beautifully. https://www.recorder.com/New-Greenfield-Public-Library-reaches-70–completion-donor-wall-planned-48689037 default default
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We received a 2022 Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission for our extensive interior rehabilitation of the historic Powder Magazine on Magazine Beach in Cambridge, MA. Originally constructed in 1818, the Magazine is the oldest standing building in the Charles River Basin. First built to store gunpowder for public and private use, the walls...
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Here are the winners of our Karla S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship — a one-time award for a disadvantaged woman who is currently enrolled in her final year of an accredited professional degree program of architecture (BArch or MArch) at an American college or university, within the USA.  Hiu Ching (Cherry) Lee Ms. Lee is a Bachelor...
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Greenfield 9.15.22
Construction of the new Greenfield Public Library is well under way now and we are very pleased with the progress.
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Here is a new, short video about the Essex Public Safety complex we completed in 2021.
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Here are some new drone shots of progress on the new Greenfield Public Library. The roof is now tight, most windows are in (1/3 are glazed at the upper floor). Drywall as been started on some of the walls. Air and vapor barrier is complete (which shows gray where the brick will go). The pale...
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The Karla S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is a one-time award for a disadvantaged woman who is currently enrolled in her final year of an accredited professional degree program of architecture (BArch or MArch) at an American college or university, within the USA.  Award amount may vary, up to $6,000, based on need and merit. Any...
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We are proud to be working with the Cambridge Fire Department to design and build a new training structure for them.  It will be a 3-story, modular fire training structure with reconfigurable interior maze walls, and a practice confined-space hatch.  There will be a smoke distribution system consisting of a PVC pipe running vertically inside...
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Here’s a video of the new Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, MA.
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Lots of progress is being made on the construction on the new Greenfield Public Library! Here are some recent drone shots (courtesy of P-Three, Inc.). default default default
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Included in our recent expansion of the Concord Free Public Library (c. 1873) was a connection to the historic house next door (c. 1797). We converted the house into modern, usable library spaces, such as a podcast recording room, a video recording room, meeting rooms and offices. But, many original elements were preserved, including a...
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Johnson Roberts Associates is going to receive a 2022 Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission for our work on the historic Magazine Beach Powderhouse!The building is a gunpowder magazine* from 1818. It is the oldest building in the Charles River Reservation and is managed by the DCR. *Magazine means any building, structure, or container,...
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The Concord Free Public Library corporation has honored Johnson Roberts Associates founder J. Stewart Roberts’ late wife (and co-founder of JRA) Karla S. Johnson’s memory with a memorial tree in the new children’s garden. Karla passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 2016. Stew (on far right) is shown here at the dedication with his daughters,...
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Johnson Roberts Associates is proud to have four new projects renovating historic Massachusetts libraries: the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead; the Cary Public Library in Lexington; the Richard Salter Storrs Library in Longmeadow; and the Swansea Free Public Library. We are one of the leading library architects in New England and are happy to be...
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Construction is underway on the new Greenfield Public Library. Here are some drone shots of the progress (provided by P3 Engineering). default default
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We are happy to announce the hiring of our new designer Bojana Cemazar. Bojana is passionate about sustainable architecture, and she is a strong advocate for energy-efficient designs. She has a diverse educational background and experience with a wide variety of projects, but she focuses on designing public architecture, where she believes the effects are...
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Congratulations to JRA Designer Sachi Dalwadi for being certified as a LEED Green Associate! LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy...
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Construction is under way on the new Greenfield Public Library! Our design will add a new children’s library with a dedicated story room, community meeting spaces, informal reading areas, a dedicated teen room and adult reading and study areas. Rendering of the front of the building Rendering of the interior
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Last year we completed a gut renovation of Community Charter School of Cambridge’s 3,500-SF space — which was originally designed as biotech research and office space. The second floor was completely redesigned to provide much needed school community gathering and eating spaces. We added new finishes, lighting, HVAC, and improved educational technology infrastructure. The school...
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Here’s a flythrough video (by Michael Tobin, Wellesley resident) that shows some of our extensive work on the interior of the library. All the work is almost completed. We are very happy with the results and believe the Wellesley community will be thrilled.
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Praise for the playroom in the new Hadley Public Library (designed and built by JRA and team) in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. “I was overjoyed — and touched, really — when I stumbled upon the new Hadley Library playroom. It’s a space that, while modest in proportion, is heartfelt, high-vibrational and inviting — a natural...
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