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JRA Welcomes Rajeev Pandey

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

New JRA Senior Designer 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

Concord Free Public Library Expansion

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,

Dracut Fire Station No. 3

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,

JRA-designed Barbershop Featured on Chronicle

Barber Walter’s Barbershop in Wellesley, MA (designed by Johnson Roberts Associates) was featured in a segment on the Chronicle TV show (WCVB, Channel 5) on Tuesday 10/13/20. See the clip here.

Groundbreaking at Concord Free Public Library

Construction has begun on Johnson Roberts Associates’ additions and renovations to the Concord Free Public Library (in Concord, MA). We are linking a historic house to the main library and creating a new Children’s Department, Children’s Reading Garden, Makerspace and administrative offices. The link will contain a Wi Fi Café, and renovations to the existing library

East Forest Park Library to be Featured in Library Journal

East Forest Park Library Children's Reading Room East Forest Park Library (Springfield, MA) — which was designed by Johnson Roberts Associates — will be featured in the Architectural issue of Library Journal magazine in November!

JRA Acknowledged for Reaching the First Goal of the AIA 2030 Commitment

Last year Johnson Roberts signed on to the AIA 2030 Commitment (which strives for all new buildings and major renovations to be carbon neutral by 2030). Now we have been acknowledged by the AIA for reaching the 2019 70% energy reduction goal for our projects (next year the goal will be 80%, and we plan

East Forest Park Library

Johnson Roberts Associates has created a beautiful new library in Springfield, MA. The East Forest Park Library is an energy-efficient, green building with spaces that combine modern functionality, plenty of natural light and eye-catching design. The children’s room uses fanciful shapes and bright colors to make reading fun. There is even a mini recording studio

Phil is a Finalist

JRA Principal Phil O'Brien's futuristic, conceptual drawing "Pinnacle at White Hill" has been chosen as one of 100 Finalists for the 2020 One Drawing Challenge! It was recognized as one of the best examples of architectural storytelling among this year's amazing entries. Here's Phil's description of the piece: "'Pinnacle at White Hill' illustrates a self-contained,