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Greenfield 9.15.22

Greenfield Library Construction

Construction of the new Greenfield Public Library is well under way now and we are very pleased with the progress.
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Essex Public Safety Complex Video

Here is a new, short video about the Essex Public Safety complex we completed in 2021.
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Greenfield Public Library Update

Here are some new drone shots of progress on the new Greenfield Public Library. The roof is now tight, most windows are in (1/3 are glazed at the upper floor). Drywall as been started on some of the walls. Air and vapor barrier is complete (which shows gray where the brick will go). The pale...
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Karla S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship Deadline

The Karla S. Johnson Memorial Scholarship is a one-time award for a disadvantaged woman who is currently enrolled in her final year of an accredited professional degree program of architecture (BArch or MArch) at an American college or university, within the USA.  Award amount may vary, up to $6,000, based on need and merit. Any...
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Cambridge Fire Department Training Structure

We are proud to be working with the Cambridge Fire Department to design and build a new training structure for them.  It will be a 3-story, modular fire training structure with reconfigurable interior maze walls, and a practice confined-space hatch.  There will be a smoke distribution system consisting of a PVC pipe running vertically inside...
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Reuben Hoar Library Video

Here’s a video of the new Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, MA.
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New Drone Shots of Greenfield Public Library Construction

Lots of progress is being made on the construction on the new Greenfield Public Library! Here are some recent drone shots (courtesy of P-Three, Inc.). default default default
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Historic House @ Concord Free Public Library

Included in our recent expansion of the Concord Free Public Library (c. 1873) was a connection to the historic house next door (c. 1797). We converted the house into modern, usable library spaces, such as a podcast recording room, a video recording room, meeting rooms and offices. But, many original elements were preserved, including a...
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JRA to Receive 2022 Preservation Award!

Johnson Roberts Associates is going to receive a 2022 Preservation Award from the Cambridge Historical Commission for our work on the historic Magazine Beach Powderhouse!The building is a gunpowder magazine* from 1818. It is the oldest building in the Charles River Reservation and is managed by the DCR. *Magazine means any building, structure, or container,...
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Karla S. Johnson Memorial Tree at Concord Library

The Concord Free Public Library corporation has honored Johnson Roberts Associates founder J. Stewart Roberts’ late wife (and co-founder of JRA) Karla S. Johnson’s memory with a memorial tree in the new children’s garden. Karla passed away from Pancreatic Cancer in 2016. Stew (on far right) is shown here at the dedication with his daughters,...
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4 Historic Library Projects

Johnson Roberts Associates is proud to have four new projects renovating historic Massachusetts libraries: the Abbot Public Library in Marblehead; the Cary Public Library in Lexington; the Richard Salter Storrs Library in Longmeadow; and the Swansea Free Public Library. We are one of the leading library architects in New England and are happy to be...
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Greenfield Public Library Construction Update

Construction is underway on the new Greenfield Public Library. Here are some drone shots of the progress (provided by P3 Engineering). default default
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