What’s New

Throughout the year, JMBA+ continues to assist an array of clientele with renovation, historic restoration, modifications, and custom house design. Through analysis, problem solving, and a team approach, JMBA+ continues to complete projects on-time, in budget, and exceeding expectations.



JM Booth & Associates is excited to announce our new location!  

Our new address is:

628 Pleasant Street, Suite 428

New Bedford, MA 02740




Mill Complex – Renovation


Assisting our client with the renovation of this existing Mill Complex in New Bedford.

The project includes new offices, and manufacturing spaces. Stay tuned for progress!





Paul & Niki Tsongas Award – Honors The New Bedford Port Society Complex 

The New Bedford Port Society Complex was recognized by the Preservation Massachusetts with the Paul & Niki Tsongas Award.  This award acknowledges the highest level of commitment to historic preservation in the Commonwealth.   As the Historical Architects on the project, we are honored to play a part on this award winning preservation project!


Coastline Elderly – Completed


Earlier this year, Coastline Elderly moved to their newly renovated 37,000 square foot office building at 863 Belleville Ave in New Bedford! 

JMBA+ worked closely with Coastline to ensure the new design would meet each department’s specific needs and have room for growth.  This was an exciting project and JMBA is proud to have been part of the team. 



Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund 

As Historic Architects, we have worked with the Massachusetts Historical Commission on a number of projects.  If you are not familiar with their efforts to preserve historical structures & projects throughout the commonwealth, follow this link to watch the MPPF introduction video to learn more.



Classroom to Office Conversion

JMBA+ will be transforming 3 classrooms into 6 new offices, including a reception area and Conference Room.  Our inclusive design process started with a planning survey where occupants were encouraged to express their needs and expectations for their space.



New Bedford City Hall Entrances

In our continuing effort to restore this historic City Hall, JMBA+ has completed the design of the replacement of the building entrances with historical accuracy.  The Sixth Street wood doors have been restored.  The William Street main entrance & the entrance on Pleasant Street have been replaced with replicated wood/glass doors.


Another Project in the News!

Coastline Elderly Services secures $4.2 million MassDevelopment bond for new offices. 

Read the full article @ https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20200806/coastline-elderly-services-secures-42-million-massdevelopment-bond-for-new-offices

In the News!


JM Booth & Associates is excited to be part of the team bringing a new community center to the City of New Bedford.

Read the full article @ https://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20200630/its-going-to-be-beautiful?fbclid=IwAR1rI42J2y9opuDT-C-f48hHPEPhkGI-Hk7kc2PF_5sqYegIMglaC_O1qok


Total Building Renovation


JMBA has just been hired to renovate an old 15,300 sf building in Wareham into a new retail facility.

Stay tuned for more information…..




Construction Moves Forward


Coastline Elderly Services Headquarters Construction moves forward on the Coastline Elderly Headquarters Building! The first part of the building’s new rain screen system is being installed, while the interior of the building is well on its way to being 100% framed. The 37,000 square foot building is being renovated to meet the needs of the client’s current needs and anticipated growth.


Congratulations Patrick!


Patrick Passes Final Exam to Become Licensed Architect – We are pleased to announce JM Booth & Associate’s Patrick Grime passed his Architectural Exam! Patrick sets a great example on how to set and achieve your goals. Congratulations Patrick on all your hard work.  We are proud you!



Warehouse Addition


Milhench Warehouse Addition – Interior view of a recently completed 10,260 sq. ft. warehouse addition in the New Bedford Business Park. Sprinkler installation is in progress and skylights will soon be installed to meet code required daylighting standards. When completed, the space will be filled with high stack shelving and products serving the greater South Coast region


Renovation at the YMCA

South Coast YMCA – Located in the center of Downtown New Bedford, the New Bedford YMCA is ready for expansion to offer more services to their membership & JMBA+ is excited to be part of the team!

While the project is still in funding stage, the design is underway.  The current program will double the size of the existing facility, offering a modern Wellness center, increased child daycare and  a new child watch center allowing parents to enjoy the facility while their young children are supervised by the staff. A new family pool is in the design, as well as spin studios, and many other enhanced features. We look forward to assisting the Y in the creation of a state-of-the-art facility in the New Bedford community. 

Construction Begins

Coastline Elderly Services Headquarters

After purchasing a 37,000sf office building, Coastline Elderly Services looked to JM Booth & Associates for the design and preparation of construction documents for their new headquarters.  JMBA+ worked closely with Coastline to gather input from all department heads to create a space that meets each department’s specific needs.  With the design complete, it is now time for the construction to begin!


Welcome Mike Porto


Mike Porto joins JMBA+ Architects

Mike interned at JMBA during his undergraduate studies at Wentworth Institute of Technology.  Since that time, Mike has earned his Bachelor of Architecture and gained experience on both single- and multi-family housing projects.  He is a skilled draftsman and problem solver.  We are excited to have him back.  


Façade Restoration:

New Bedford City HallNew Bedford City Hall has been undergoing some historic preservation on its façade! Check out this image of the completed work we’ve done on the historic building and stop by to see it for yourself! (Brownstone Trim, and Window Trims).




Zeiterion Theater Capital Needs Study:

 In 2009, JMBA+ was commissioned to created a long term Capital Needs Study. The resulting study recommended many improvements to the building that would allow it to continue as the Premier Live Performance Theater in Southern Massachusetts. Since that time  many of the recommendations were implemented. In 2017, the Zeiterion Theater Inc. once again turned to JMBA+ to  update the study and prepare marquee designs. The Theater is currently seeking funding for the marquee. 


Awarded AIA New England’s Emerging Professional- Friendly Firm:




JM Booth & Associates, Inc. received AIA New England’s 2018 Emerging Professional-Friendly Firm Award which recognizes firms that promote the advancement of Emerging Professionals through professional development and personal growth opportunities. JMBA+ was commended for excellence and distinction, scoring a total of 36 points (out of a required 28) to meet the Friendly Firm status.

Historic Approval:

JMBA+ was hired to restore a 310 year old home in Dartmouth’s Russells Mills Historic District. JMBA+, recommended to the home’s owner by Historic New England (HNE), created a sympathetic addition to this historic home, while respecting the original building. The project required the approval of both HNE and the Russells Mills Historic District Commission. Joseph M. Booth, Sr, AIA, the principal in charge stated ” historic homes in New England are a series of additions, sometimes starting from a one room cabin. In the case of this project the original Greek Revival building was first doubled in the 18th century, with a later addition in 1986. Our work will create a kitchen and bedroom addition on the rear of the building. Our work will respect the original home, strictly adhering the the US Secretary of Interior Standards for the Renovation and Restoration of Historic Buildings.”