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Renovations & Additions
The historic Northborough Free Public Library is an early 1900s granite Richardsonian building. Johnson Roberts Associates renovated and restored the original building and added a new section within a challengingly tight linear site. The addition, which more than triples the size of the library, is clad with a pre-cast granite blend and copper bays to...
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Mount Calvary Christian Preschool, Classroom
Mount Calvary Christian Preschool in Acton, Massachusetts, offers preschool programs for children ages three through five. Significant growth since the programs’ inception resulted in inadequate space to meet the current needs. Johnson Roberts Associates designed an expansion and renovation that both accommodates the preschool and better serves the church community. An addition to the church...
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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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Lithgow Public Library
Additions and renovations to the Lithgow Public Library (in Augusta, Maine) modernized services and more than tripled the size of the old library. The expansion respected the original building — which is on the National Register of Historic Places — while establishing a modern library with expanded technology access. With 31,755 SF of space, the...
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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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Our addition and renovations to the historic 1890 Haston Free Public Library (in North Brookfield, Massachusetts) restored the original library’s historic beauty, and provided much-needed extra space for expanded library services. Located on a tight site with limited room for expansion, the Haston Free Public Library project was a challenge. Careful planning allowed for an...
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Worcester State University, Mary Cosgrove Dolphin Art Gallery, Entrance
Johnson Roberts Associates provided a conceptual design for a new art gallery space within an existing campus building. Designs for renovation include a new wall and floor finishes, new lighting, new humidification and HVAC systems, modification of existing interior curtain wall system, and installation of movable partition systems for display. A new work/storage area and...
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Our addition and renovation to the Laconia Public Library (also known by its original name “Gale Memorial Library) in Laconia, New Hampshire, restored the original 1888 granite building to its past glory, and created a new addition providing handicapped access, meeting rooms, and expanded book capacity. The addition, which doubled the size of the library,...
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Concord Fowler Library, Exterior view
The Concord Fowler Branch Library addition and renovation created a new children’s department and meeting room and restored the original historic library, including the cupola and skylight. Archival storage was created and designed to accommodate the Library’s historic collections. The renovation also expanded adult services into a lower level.
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First Parish of Cohasset, Unitarian Universalist Church Fellowship Hall, Exterior view
Expansion of the existing fellowship hall and nursery school facilities, creation of new church offices and religious education classrooms, and preservation and restoration of the original 1722 Parish House were all goals identified by parishioners for bringing their church facility into the 21st century.
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The Effingham Public Library (in Effingham, IL), replaced the Helen Matthes Library, and was relocated to a former bank building. Johnson Roberts Associates converted 27,000-square-feet of interior office space into a modern library facility — complete with circulation, reading, book stacks, work, study and meeting areas. The improved design allowed for efficient use of the...
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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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Concord Free Public Library, Artrium
Renovations and additions to the Concord Free Public Library feature a new entrance for patrons and expanded collections and services for children, young adults, and adults. New conference and special collections spaces are provided for patrons. The historical portions of the building were restored. Renovations to the entire facility improve comfort and ease of use...
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Tufts University, Campus Meeting Center, Exterior view
This former church in Medford, MA is in an ideal location for university use. Through frequent meetings with the leadership of the university, we identified the possible uses for the facility. In renovating the facility for its reuse by the college, the religious iconography and stained glass windows were returned to their former owners, the...
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Boston Public Library, Brighton Branch, Green Wall
Originally opened in 1969, the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library is an active and integral part of the surrounding neighborhood. Renovations to this 22,400-square-foot library provided increased accessibility and enhanced technological capabilities. A new teen space was also added. The project achieved LEED Silver certification for excellent energy efficiency. Window updates improve view...
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Bridgewater State University, East Common Campus Servery, Salad Bar
The East Campus Commons Servery is a a 5,500-SF facility that serves 3,000 meals to students daily. Renovations included a reorganized floor plan to accommodate increased student traffic, new kitchen equipment, lighting, and room finishes. A different range and presentation of food options reflects the changing food preferences of the BSU student body. The reorganized...
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Acton Congregational Church, Exterior view
Additions and renovation to the Acton Congregational Church (in Acton, Ma) provided new religious education classrooms, meeting rooms, a music room, a church parlor, a new kitchen, and a renovated fellowship hall. The design of the additions is the same architectural style as the original church, in compliance with Acton Historic District Guidelines.
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