Ben Carlson, LEED AP
Director of Urban Design
As Director of Urban Design, Ben provides leadership across a wide spectrum of Goody Clancy’s planning and urban design practice. His work on the redevelopment and revitalization of American cities–in downtowns and innovation districts, waterfronts, campuses, transportation corridors, urban neighborhoods and housing–has been recognized through numerous national and regional awards from the American Planning Association, the International Downtown Association, the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Society for College and University Planning.
The participation of community groups and other public stakeholders is critical to the success of these projects, and he has exceptional skill in communicating complex design issues in public settings, and in developing consensus and approval. Building on an educational background in architectural design, he has become an expert in developing and documenting urban design guidelines, analyzing development alternatives and confirming preferred program and land use goals, all coordinated with economic, urban design and infrastructure frameworks.
Ben’s current and recent work includes downtown plans for government clients and public-private partnerships in Albany NY, Allentown PA, Corpus Christi TX and Arlington VA, and campus planning Drexel University and Purdue University.
B.A., Yale University
M.Arch., University of California at Berkeley