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Concord Free Public Library Expansion Update

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

JRA Restoring Historic Cabins

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

JRA Staff Tours New Essex Police and Fire Station Project

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

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!