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A Gallery of Projects

Boston Public Library, Brighton Branch, Green Wall
Originally opened in 1969, the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library is an active and integral part of the surrounding neighborhood. Renovations to this 22,400-square-foot library provided increased accessibility and enhanced technological capabilities. A new teen space was also...
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St. Joseph's Elementary School, Exterior view
The addition to St. Joseph’s Elementary School and the Monsignor James Haddad Middle School (in Needham, MA) expanded and improved academic areas and provided a new gymnasium. A building addition containing the gymnasium, a computer/technology classroom, an art room, and...
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Townsend Public Library and Senior Center
The Townsend Public Library and Senior Center creates a “town village,” comprised of a library, a meeting facility, and a senior center. A portico-like corridor links the library and senior center to a shared meeting facility. A large Gothic arch...
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Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library
The Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library replaces the original library on a new site in downtown Dudley, MA. Our design greatly expanded the collections and seating capacity. Additionally, the larger interior provided new storytime and craft spaces in a new...
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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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A number of changes in how the Wellesley Library serves its community have evolved since the building was built with a grant from the MBLC less than 20 years ago. New cafe, reading spaces, service points, browsing areas, and a...
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South Hadley Public Library
The South Hadley Public Library sits on a bluff above the dam on the Connecticut River on a former abandoned industrial site. The first floor of the two-story library provides children’s services, new book browsing and meeting rooms. The second...
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Tufts University, Campus Meeting Center, Exterior view
This former church in Medford, MA is in an ideal location for university use. Through frequent meetings with the leadership of the university, we identified the possible uses for the facility. In renovating the facility for its reuse by the...
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The Johnson Roberts team performed a space needs review for the Lower School at the Lawrence Family Development Charter School
The Johnson Roberts team performed a space needs review for the Lower School at the Lawrence Family Development Charter School. This review revealed a need for new physical education, art, and music classrooms. Phase 1 of the project includes the...
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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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We 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, abundant natural light and eye-catching design. A large meeting room can host a variety of...
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Northern Essex Community College, Bookstore
Located in the Behrakis One-Stop Student Center (in Haverhill, MA), the Northern Essex Community College bookstore sells a variety of books, apparel, snacks, and supplies to the campus population. The space, which formerly housed a commercial kitchen, was renovated with...
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Sturbridge Town Hall and Center Office Building
Johnson Roberts Associates renovated and expanded the Sturbridge Town Hall and Center Office Building. Built in 1840 and 1852, respectively, these historic buildings sit across the street from each other in the town’s center. The complete renovation and expansion of...
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Mount Calvary Christian Preschool, Classroom
Mount Calvary Christian Preschool in Acton, Massachusetts, offers preschool programs for children ages three through five. Significant growth since the programs’ inception resulted in inadequate space to meet the current needs. Johnson Roberts Associates designed an expansion and renovation that...
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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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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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The historic Northborough Free Public Library is an early 1900s granite Richardsonian building. Johnson Roberts Associates renovated and restored the original building and added a new section within a challengingly tight linear site. The addition, which more than triples the...
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Touchstone Community School, Rendering
Johnson Roberts Associates completed a full campus master plan for Touchstone Community School. This comprehensive master plan includes existing conditions analyses, planned enrollment identification, educational visioning and programming, and desired facility/program improvements identification. Additionally, the master plan lays out a...
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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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Tufts University Interfaith Center
Renovations to 58 Winthrop Street (in Medford, MA) involved selective demolition and additions for the creation of a new Tufts University Interfaith Center. The building serves multiple faith groups as well as other campus groups. The project scope included restoration...
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Ayer Town Hall
Johnson Roberts Associates worked with the Town of Ayer to preserve and restore the historic Ayer Town Hall, built in 1876. The project provided much need facility updates and accessibility improvement while preserving the building’s historic elements. Accessibility improvements included...
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The new Hadley Public Library consists of an energy-efficient one-story, slab-on-grade, steel framed building, with steel framed sloping roofs, concrete frost walls and footings, connections to and extensions of utilities in the both the street and on-site, new paved parking...
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Lithgow Public Library
Additions and renovations to the Lithgow Public Library (in Augusta, Maine) modernized services and more than tripled the size of the old library. The expansion respected the original building — which is on the National Register of Historic Places —...
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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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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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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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Quinsigamond Community College, Anatomy Lab
Quinsigamond Community College (in Worcester, MA) is a two-year college that serves residents of central Massachusetts. Johnson Roberts Associates provided design services to convert a media lab and adjacent study room into a new anatomy lab. Located in a 1970s...
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The Granby Public Library is an efficient small town library that recalls the architecture of the current historic library structure. The library design features a central reading hall that contains adult services, with meeting room and the children’s department located...
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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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Worcester State University, Learning Resource Center, Entrance
Our renovations to Worcester State University Learning Resource Center (LRC) building included entrance renovations and library programming. We prepared a study and schematic design for the expansion of the existing library entry space, as well as programming for the entire...
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