Reflecting on 2023
As we embark on a new year, we reflect upon the memories, milestones, and the impact Goody Clancy made in 2023:
We are all in on education. Goody Clancy has been designing for learning and community since our very first project, but now we have a renewed focus as an education design firm. In 2023, we launched a brand-new website that reflects our commitment to design that drives discovery.
Environments for discovery, innovation, and community. This year, we celebrated incredible project milestones, including the completion of Forbes and Beeler Residence Hall at Carnegie Mellon University, the new College of Business building at Coppin State University, and Patterson-Sculley House at St. Mark’s School. We also received awards for projects including the Irving Institute at Dartmouth College, Pillsbury Hall at the University of Minnesota, the Engineering Research Building at Virginia Commonwealth University, and the Gant Science Complex at UConn, among others.
A culture of ideas and imagination. Our firm’s focus on education allows us to go deep and explore the complex systems that connect the campus environment. This year, our colleagues shared insights on a range of topics, from the renovation of brutalist laboratory buildings to student engagement and programming with Jenga blocks (yes, Jenga blocks!). We look forward to sharing more perspectives and experiences in 2024!
Passionate people committed to learning and growth. In 2023, we welcomed over a dozen new employees who are passionate about creating beautiful environments that advance human knowledge and potential. We were also joined by Michael Walsh, our new Chief Financial Officer, and three new principals: Ben Carlson, a Goody Clancy alumnus and the new leader of our Campus Planning + Research practice; Kip Ellis, the new leader of our Science + Technology practice; and Jennifer Hardy, who brings deep experience in planning and design for education. We are excited to explore new ideas and directions with their leadership!
Doing good today, working for a better tomorrow. We spoke at conferences, led internal training sessions, and attended industry events, helping us to deepen our knowledge of sustainability strategies, diversity and inclusion initiatives, and design for student success. We were especially excited to send a large delegation of colleagues to the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, an experience that has jumpstarted several internal projects related to equity, service, and professional development. In addition, we reprised our role in hosting students from Boston Public Schools in the annual Design Thinking Bootcamp facilitated by the Boston Private Industry Council, an initiative which exposes high school students to the architecture industry through interactive workshops at various Boston firms.
We’re excited to see what 2024 brings and look forward to sharing more milestones in the months to come. Happy New Year!