Portfolio

Johnson Roberts Associates served as Architect’s of Record for Ocean Prime, an upscale seafood and steak restaurant in Boston’s popular Seaport district (the Design Architects were Knauer Incorporated). Our work included reviewing all plans to ensure they were code compliant.
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Johnson Roberts Associates designed a new facade for this 1920’s era, 3,300 SF storefront property in Medford, MA. The project included new windows and precast cornice.   Before JRA Renovation
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The original Abbot Public Library building was built in 1953, with additions in 1990. No significant renovations have happened in the past 30 years. The Trustees realized that it was time to update building systems and reorganize the 26,400 SF...
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The Town of Brookline is currently working on a town-wide master plan to rehabilitate it’s (5) existing fire stations. In an effort to control the infiltration of fire event carcinogens into non-response areas of their fire stations, they have asked...
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As one of only seven buildings on the Orono campus with large learning spaces, Little Hall was in desperate need of an update. The renovation of the existing lecture room 120B in Little gave the University an opportunity to explore the...
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Johnson Roberts Associates has been providing University of Massachusetts, Lowell with house doctor services since 2012. Over that time, we have successfully collaborated on 11 projects totaling $2,970,000 (average cost $270K) including: Various dormitory renovationsElevator studyPower plant demoConcert hall studyAdministrative...
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We are on our third House Doctor contract with Tufts (starting in 2015) and we continue to have an excellent working relationship with this revered academic institution. 51 Winthrop Street (Medford, MA)This former church is an ideal location for University...
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We have successfully completed many renovation and repair projects for the Massachusetts School Building Authority, including these: East Street Elementary School East Street Elementary School (Ludlow, MA – 2016)Roof replacement, boiler replacement, and full facility accessibility upgrades. Design Team secured...
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The new Cohasset Town hall will restore the original Historic Town Hall, remove an outdated on inefficient addition and create a new two story addition for town offices. Located across from the historic common and within the Cohasset Historic District...
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The new two-story Reuben Hoar Library in Littleton, MA, will replace the existing three-story facility which is currently housed in a renovated school building, which is cramped, difficult to expand or rearrange, and  structurally unsuited to house a public library....
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NECC Library Classroom Johnson Roberts Associates has been providing Northern Essex Community College with House Doctor services since 2013. Over that time, we have successfully collaborated on many projects including: NECC Building B & E Swing Space ClassroomsRenovation of underutilized...
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front view of ezpass service center
We have worked on a variety of House Doctor projects for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, including: E-ZPass Service Center (145 Havre Street, East Boston)The E-ZPass Service Center was housed in a non-universally accessible part of the 1960s-era Mass DOT...
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We are on our third five-year house doctor contract with the DCR (MA Department of Conservation & Recreation) and have successfully completed a wide range of projects, including: Bernie King Pavilion (Hull, MA)Facility study, design documents, and construction administration services...
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This project includes a comprehensive renovation of the second floor of the school facility at 255 Bent Street. Originally designed as biotech research and office space, the second floor has been completely redesigned to provide much needed school community gathering...
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The new Centerville – Osterville – Marstons Mills Fire Rescue Station #2 in Osterville, MA, is the second station in the COMM District for which we have provided design services. A key goal for this station was to have it...
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Cambridge City Hall
Extensive renovations to the historic H. H. Richardson-designed Cambridge City Hall — including ventilation upgrades to help prevent Covid-19 spread. The second phase of this multi-phase rehabilitation project includes: Upgrades and improvements to Legislative FloorFacility renovations for relocation of the...
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(Engine 6) Environmental Zoning and Interior Upgrades Johnson Roberts Associates is assisting the City of Cambridge in the development of a master plan for the updating of (6) aging fire stations. Our initial work began with the documentation of the...
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(Engine 9) Environmental Zoning and Interior Upgrades Johnson Roberts Associates is assisting the City of Cambridge in the development of a master plan for the updating of (6) aging fire stations. Our work on the Lexington Avenue station (the second...
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Johnson Roberts Associates has been providing Bridgewater State University with house doctor services since 2012. Over that time, we have successfully collaborated on 7 projects (totaling $5,855,000 – average cost $836K), including: Campus center renovationsDining commons renovationsKitchen upgrades & equipment...
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Renovations to the Lower Level of the McKim Building (Boston Public Library).
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Barber Walter's
We designed the interior of the Barber Walter’s barber shop using rich wood tones, with a hip, vintage-inspired feel. It is located in the Belclare building in the Wellesley Square area. It was featured in a segment of the Chronicle...
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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...
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The new Greenfield Public Library responds to the community’s desire for an improved and expanded library in a downtown location by constructing the new library adjacent to the existing library. The two-story plan will create a new children’s library with...
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Essex Public Safety Building, Entrance
Johnson Roberts Associates worked with the Town of Essex, Massachusetts to develop a space needs program to accommodate the town’s police and fire department. This process included considering possible renovations to the existing station or new construction of either combined...
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Johnson Roberts Associates conducted a feasibility study for the Town of Northborough to determine the best option to house their fire department. Built in 1975, the current Northborough Fire Station was designed to accommodate an all-volunteer department. As such, the...
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Norwell Middle School, Norwell Public Schools
While a principal at Tappé Associates, Jeffrey Davis, AIA, led multiple projects for Norwell Public Schools, beginning with a Facility Master Plan. To develop the Facility Master Plan, Jeff’s team completed a comprehensive assessment of physical conditions of overall educational...
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BFD Design Guidelines, Historically Sensitive
Johnson Roberts Associates collaborated with the Boston Fire Department to create Firehouse Design Guidelines for new firehouses and future improvements/upgrades. Months of research included an existing facilities study, meetings with chiefs and other fire department personnel, and comparisons to similar...
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Maine Central Institute, Master Plan
Founded in 1866, Maine Central Institute (in Pittsfield, Maine) is one of the oldest schools in the state. The school has approximately 450 students across grades 9-12 and provides housing for 140 residential-life students. Additionally, MCI houses the Bossov Ballet...
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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...
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Powder Magazine, Exterior
On July 7, 2018, the Powder Magazine celebrated both its bicentennial and restoration. Originally constructed in 1818 to store gunpowder (in Cambridge, MA), the Powder Magazine is the oldest structure along the Charles River Basin. Johnson Roberts Associates collaborated with...
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