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Sustainable Design
The new two-story Reuben Hoar Library 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 hall and senior...
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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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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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South Hadley Public Library
The new 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...
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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. Our design greatly expands the collections and seating capacity. Additionally, the space provides new story time and craft spaces in an expanded children’s department and after-hours meeting space for the community. This project achieved LEED Silver certification.
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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. 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 a bioswale garden to...
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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. The renovations and additions reorganize the library and expand 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. A new accessible entrance...
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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 provide accessibility and enhanced technology capabilities. A new teen space was also added. The project achieved LEED Silver certification. Window updates improve view and daylighting, creating light-filled spaces...
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