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Renovations & Additions
Johnson Roberts Associates designed a new facade for this 1920’s era, 3,300 SF storefront property in Medford, MA. The project included new windows and precast cornice.   Before JRA Renovation
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The original Abbot Public Library building was built in 1953, with additions in 1990. No significant renovations have happened in the past 30 years. The Trustees realized that it was time to update building systems and reorganize the 26,400 SF library to provide 21st century services. Johnson Roberts prepared a Master Plan for reorganizing and modernizing...
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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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As one of only seven buildings on the Orono campus with large learning spaces, Little Hall was in desperate need of an update. The renovation of the existing lecture room 120B in Little gave the University an opportunity to explore the benefits of a large learning space. Deep seating platforms, fixed collaboration counters with electrical outlets, and...
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Johnson Roberts Associates has been providing University of Massachusetts, Lowell with house doctor services since 2012. Over that time, we have successfully collaborated on 11 projects totaling $2,970,000 (average cost $270K) including: Various dormitory renovationsElevator studyPower plant demoConcert hall studyAdministrative office renovations Durgin Hall (rendering)Durgin Hall Lobby (rendering)Fox Hall “On behalf of the University of...
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We are on our third House Doctor contract with Tufts (starting in 2015) and we continue to have an excellent working relationship with this revered academic institution. 51 Winthrop Street (Medford, MA)This former church is an ideal location for University use. Frequent meetings with the leadership of the University identified possible uses that could be served...
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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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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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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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This project includes a comprehensive renovation of the second floor of the school facility at 255 Bent Street. Originally designed as biotech research and office space, the second floor has been completely redesigned to provide much needed school community gathering and eating spaces. This three-month ‘summer-slammer’ includes a gut renovation of the 3,500-SF space and...
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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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(Engine 6) Environmental Zoning and Interior Upgrades Johnson Roberts Associates is assisting the City of Cambridge in the development of a master plan for the updating of (6) aging fire stations. Our initial work began with the documentation of the current environmental zoning (Red / Hot – areas directly associated with response activities, Yellow /...
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(Engine 9) Environmental Zoning and Interior Upgrades Johnson Roberts Associates is assisting the City of Cambridge in the development of a master plan for the updating of (6) aging fire stations. Our work on the Lexington Avenue station (the second fire house to be updated) began with the documentation of the current environmental zoning (Red...
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Renovations to the Lower Level of the McKim Building (Boston Public Library).
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Barber Walter's
We designed the interior of the Barber Walter’s barber shop using rich wood tones, with a hip, vintage-inspired feel. It is located in the Belclare building in the Wellesley Square area. It was featured in a segment of the Chronicle TV show (WCVB, Channel 5) on Tuesday 10/13/20.
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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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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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Tufts University Interfaith Center
Renovations to 58 Winthrop Street (in Medford, MA) involved selective demolition and additions for the creation of a new Tufts University Interfaith Center. The building serves multiple faith groups as well as other campus groups. The project scope included restoration of an old multi-purpose room, enlarging windows, and providing accessible entrances and facilities. Additionally, newly...
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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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St. Joseph's Elementary School, Exterior view
The addition to St. Joseph’s Elementary School and the Monsignor James Haddad Middle School (in Needham, MA) expanded and improved academic areas and provided a new gymnasium. A building addition containing the gymnasium, a computer/technology classroom, an art room, and a new cafeteria. Additionally, the school’s library underwent a complete renovation.
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Sixteen Acres Library, Entrance
The Sixteen Acres Library is the busiest branch library in Springfield, Massachusetts. An addition in front of the original 1960’s building creates a more accessible entrance, a new children’s department, and expanded meeting rooms. The children’s room features a tree motif with an interior structural column decorated like a tree, providing a focal point. The...
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Peter Noyes Elementary School
The Peter Noyes Elementary School (in Sudbury, MA) renovation created a state-of-the-art facility equal to other schools recently built in the community. Our renovation converted existing classrooms into five kindergarten classrooms, a new library, a world language classroom, and a computer/technology room. Additionally, the renovation included gymnasium updates, a new instrumental music room, administrative offices,...
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Northern Essex Community College, Bookstore
Located in the Behrakis One-Stop Student Center (in Haverhill, MA), the Northern Essex Community College bookstore sells a variety of books, apparel, snacks, and supplies to the campus population. The space, which formerly housed a commercial kitchen, was renovated with new walls, ceiling, and floor finishes, and improved HVAC distribution and lighting. The store features...
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