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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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New JRA Designer: Bojana Cemazar

We are happy to announce the hiring of our new designer Bojana Cemazar. Bojana is passionate about sustainable architecture, and she is a strong advocate for energy-efficient designs. She has a diverse educational background and experience with a wide variety of projects, but she focuses on designing public architecture, where she believes the effects are...
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LEED Green Associate Sachi Dalwadi

Congratulations to JRA Designer Sachi Dalwadi for being certified as a LEED Green Associate! LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy...
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Greenfield Public Library Construction Begins

Construction is under way on the new Greenfield Public Library! Our design will add a new children’s library with a dedicated story room, community meeting spaces, informal reading areas, a dedicated teen room and adult reading and study areas. Rendering of the front of the building Rendering of the interior
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Community Charter School of Cambridge Master Plan

Last year we completed a gut renovation of Community Charter School of Cambridge’s 3,500-SF space — which was originally designed as biotech research and office space. The second floor was completely redesigned to provide much needed school community gathering and eating spaces. We added new finishes, lighting, HVAC, and improved educational technology infrastructure. The school...
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Interior Renovation of the Wellesley Free Library

Here’s a flythrough video (by Michael Tobin, Wellesley resident) that shows some of our extensive work on the interior of the library. All the work is almost completed. We are very happy with the results and believe the Wellesley community will be thrilled.
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Love for the New Hadley Public Library

Praise for the playroom in the new Hadley Public Library (designed and built by JRA and team) in the Daily Hampshire Gazette. “I was overjoyed — and touched, really — when I stumbled upon the new Hadley Library playroom. It’s a space that, while modest in proportion, is heartfelt, high-vibrational and inviting — a natural...
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JRA 2021 Holiday Party

We had a wonderful holiday party last night at Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square! Fittingly, the restaurant is named after two of the turn-of-the-century architects who designed the building (Brattle Hall, 1889). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longfellow%2C_Alden_%26_Harlow
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Ribbon Cutting at New Reuben Hoar Library

The new Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, MA held a Grand Opening Ceremony on November 5, 2021. The new building will be a great addition to the community. And, we are very proud that our sustainable design provides an 82% reduction in energy usage.
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