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1901 Dance Program Found in Cohasset Town Hall Wall

While working on our design for a new Town Hall in Cohasset, MA, JRA Associate Natalie Eringros and our Structural Engineer were cutting small holes in the walls to review the existing structural elements and they found this dance program from 1901. Here’s a photo of Cohasset Town Hall from that period.
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Essex Public Safety Facility Grand Opening

On Saturday, September 18th, the Town of Essex held its official grand opening for their new, JRA-designed Essex Police & Fire Station. Everyone really likes the new facility and the firefighters and police officers will be proud to work there for years to come. As part of the ceremony they opened a time capsule that...
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3D Vectorworks Lunch & Learn

Today JRA Associate Natalie Eringros began a series of sessions on best practices for using the architectural design application Vectorworks (which provides extensive 2D drafting, 3D modeling, BIM and rendering capabilities). Our team strives to always stay current with the latest software and the best techniques to use them effectively.
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JRA is Designing a New Town Hall in Wilmington

The JRA team recently attended one of our first large, in-person client meetings in a long time. We are proud to be working with the town of Wilmington, MA to create a beautiful new Town Hall and School Administration building that will serve them for many years to come.
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We are Hiring!

Johnson Roberts Associates is looking for a talented and motivated registration-track Architectural Designer with 5 to 10 years of experience for a full-time position. Ideal candidate possesses the following: Proficient in Vectorworks and SketchUpStrong technical and organizational skillsAbility to multitask and work collaboratively in a team environmentDesire to work on community-driven projects Johnson Roberts Associates...
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Greenfield Public Library Construction Begins

Construction has begun on our design for the new Greenfield Public Library. Greenfield residents are very excited to see progress being made on this valuable addition to their community. Here’s an article from a local newspaper: https://www.recorder.com/With-new-Greenfield-Public-Library-construction-nearing-event-to-share-building-image-encourage-fundraising-41519368
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New Dracut Fire Station #3 Now Open

This new station houses up to six vehicles, including an Engine, a boat, a brush truck, and a crew of three. The crew member spaces include sleeping quarters, kitchen and dining areas, and a fitness room. Building on experience working with the Boston Fire Department on their Firehouse Design Guidelines, we incorporated ‘Healthy In, Healthy...
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We Recently Participated in a Storytime Session at Concord Free Public Library

Our Associate Michael Bellefeuille read “Iggy Peck, Architect” for children at the Concord Free Public Library (where our expansion design is well underway).
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John Bapst Memorial High School Gym Opening

John Bapst Memorial High School (Bangor, ME) celebrated the completion of the Mary Ellen and Edward Darling Athletic Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. The 14,000 square foot, $3.8 million facility will be fully operational for the 2021-22 school year. Johnson Roberts Associates partnered with Artifex Architects (Bangor, ME) in the design of...
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Reuben Hoar Library Construction Update

Construction of the new Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton is making rapid progress: all of the windows are in place and the building is now watertight, so the finishes have started. Siding is going on at the upper floor, and painting has begun inside at the lower floor. The construction manager has reported that they...
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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...
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