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Here’s a flythrough video 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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We had a wonderful holiday party last night at Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square! Fittingly, the restaurant is named after two of the turn-of-the-century architects who designed the building (Brattle Hall, 1889). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longfellow%2C_Alden_%26_Harlow
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The new Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, MA held a Grand Opening Ceremony on November 5, 2021. The new building will be a great addition to the community. And, we are very proud that our sustainable design provides an 82% reduction in energy usage.
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Demolition of the existing, outdated fire station at the rear of the site is one of the first steps to prepare for the new library project. Demolition contractors cut away the original fire station cupola and lifted it clear of the building recently, and set it on a flatbed trailer for transport to its new...
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On 10/15/21 members of the Johnson Roberts staff, family and friends took a boat tour of Boston Harbor. We started out in Cambridge and went through a lock to get into the harbor. We learned a lot of interesting facts about the architecture and history of Boston on a beautiful day, then had lunch outside...
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Dracut Fire Station #3 – Front angle
The new Dracut Fire Sation #3 is open and here are some new photos of it. This modern firehouse is divided into isolated areas — including a decontamination zone — to protect firefighters from carcinogens brought back from fires.
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While working on our design for a new Town Hall in Cohasset, MA, JRA Associate Natalie Eringros and our Structural Engineer were cutting small holes in the walls to review the existing structural elements and they found this dance program from 1901. Here’s a photo of Cohasset Town Hall from that period.
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On Saturday, September 18th, the Town of Essex held its official grand opening for their new, JRA-designed Essex Police & Fire Station. Everyone really likes the new facility and the firefighters and police officers will be proud to work there for years to come. As part of the ceremony they opened a time capsule that...
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Today JRA Associate Natalie Eringros began a series of sessions on best practices for using the architectural design application Vectorworks (which provides extensive 2D drafting, 3D modeling, BIM and rendering capabilities). Our team strives to always stay current with the latest software and the best techniques to use them effectively.
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The JRA team recently attended one of our first large, in-person client meetings in a long time. We are proud to be working with the town of Wilmington, MA to create a beautiful new Town Hall and School Administration building that will serve them for many years to come.
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Frank Lloyd Wright
Johnson Roberts Associates is looking for a talented and motivated registration-track Architectural Designer with 5 to 10 years of experience for a full-time position. Ideal candidate possesses the following: Proficient in Vectorworks and SketchUpStrong technical and organizational skillsAbility to multitask and work collaboratively in a team environmentDesire to work on community-driven projects Johnson Roberts Associates...
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Construction has begun on our design for the new Greenfield Public Library. Greenfield residents are very excited to see progress being made on this valuable addition to their community. Here’s an article from a local newspaper: https://www.recorder.com/With-new-Greenfield-Public-Library-construction-nearing-event-to-share-building-image-encourage-fundraising-41519368
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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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Our Associate Michael Bellefeuille read “Iggy Peck, Architect” for children at the Concord Free Public Library (where our expansion design is well underway).
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John Bapst Memorial High School (Bangor, ME) celebrated the completion of the Mary Ellen and Edward Darling Athletic Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. The 14,000 square foot, $3.8 million facility will be fully operational for the 2021-22 school year. Johnson Roberts Associates partnered with Artifex Architects (Bangor, ME) in the design of...
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Construction of the new Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton is making rapid progress: all of the windows are in place and the building is now watertight, so the finishes have started. Siding is going on at the upper floor, and painting has begun inside at the lower floor. The construction manager has reported that they...
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Construction is well underway at the Concord Free Public Library expansion project. The project includes the adaptive reuse of the historic c.1797 Heywood-Benjamin House next to the main library, with a new addition connecting the two buildings. The addition structure of exposed glulam posts and beams will tie in with the exposed timber frame of...
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During the Great Depression, Franklin Roosevelt created the Civilian Conservation Corps (1934 – 1942) to provide jobs and to improve forest and recreational resources. They built rustic cabins all over the country and many were in Massachusetts. There are only 6 left here (this one is in the Mohawk Trail State Forest). We are honored...
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Essex Fire Station
Some members of Johnson Roberts’ staff recently toured our soon to be completed Essex Police and Fire Station project, where furnishings and equipment will soon begin to arrive. It was exciting to see the results of years of had work. Our new design provides space for both police and fire departments, which they’ve had to...
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We are happy to announce the hiring of Rajeev Pandey as an Architectural Designer at JRA. Originally from Kolkata, India, Raj graduated with an NAAB accredited Bachelor of Architecture degree from Boston Architectural College in May 2020. He’s currently pursuing a Master of Landscape Architecture degree (also at Boston Architectural College). He’s extremely interested in...
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Carey Babyak
We are proud to announce that we recently hired Carey Babyak as a Senior Designer at JRA. He brings with him over 20 years of experience helping to create and build education projects (K-12 and college/university), healthcare, hospitality, and public sector projects. His experiences have allowed him to work on projects from day one through...
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After four months of construction, the foundation is now complete on the Concord Free Public Library expansion, linking the main library building with the historic Heywood-Benjamin House next door. Framing is underway inside the historic house and some areas of the addition between the buildings. The addition will include a new Children’s Library and Makerspace,...
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The JRA-designed Dracut Fire Station No. 3 in Dracut, MA is on schedule to be completed this fall. The masonry is complete, the exterior siding is nearing completion, and the paving will go in shortly. The new station will replace the existing Station No. 3 with expanded apparatus bays, and new  firefighter bunk rooms, exercise,...
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