Goody Clancy Elevates and Celebrates Two Key Contributors!

We are pleased to announce that Ben Carlson and Amanda Sanders will be taking on new roles within the firm, as part of our ongoing effort to expand and strengthen our leadership team.


Ben Carlson, LEED AP, Director of Urban Design, is being named an Associate Principal with increased responsibilities within our planning practice and an expanded office-wide role. Ben’s leadership of award-winning projects has been essential to our success in transforming downtowns, urban neighborhoods, and campuses into more vibrant places – socially, economically, and environmentally. Ben has proved to be a force in the Planning and Urban Design community, serving as a thought leader for clients and practitioners around the country. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and a Masters in Architecture degree from the University of California, Berkeley. An avid cyclist, Ben has put more than 9,000 miles on his bike commuting to the office from his home in Jamaica Plain over the last ten years.



Amanda Sanders, AIA, LEED BD+C is being named an Associate, thanks in large measure to her strong design sense, confidence, hard work, and grace under pressure, which has impressed clients like the University of Virginia and the U. S. General Services Administration. At present, Amanda is the Project Manager for Goody Clancy’s 165,000 sf addition at the National Historic Landmark St. Elizabeth’s West Campus in Washington D.C.  Amanda has demonstrated her leadership within Goody Clancy and has become a force in the architecture and preservation community, as well, thanks to speaking opportunities, panel discussions, and participation on design committees. A graduate of Iowa State University in 2004, she brought her passion for repurposing and reinvigorating old buildings to Boston a few years later. Her affinity for older buildings will soon be put to the test in her personal life: Amanda is currently renovating a vacant second empire Victorian house in Dorchester’s Savin Hill, which Amanda fondly refers to as her “diamond in the rough.”