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Pamela Clemens


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Pam was first drawn to architecture because she saw it as the perfect intersection between engineering and art. She was further drawn towards existing buildings and preservation because of their stories—every old building has a unique history—and because she wanted to protect and sustain the emotional connections people have with the spaces that surround them.

At Goody Clancy, Pam draws upon her skills as a preservation architect to provide project management, exterior envelope consulting, and materials conservation consulting. She expertly coordinates consultant teams, working closely with them to ensure clients receive design solutions that best achieve their aspirations.

Her work is driven by the desire to bring new life to existing buildings, especially sensitive renovations of historic structures. For the Bates McAfee Dorms at Wellesley College, she oversaw the revitalization of residence halls to better suit the modern student while taking care to highlight the building’s historic details. Pam is now working on the University of Virginia Physics building, where she is helping to transform dark “found spaces” into spaces for students to gather.

When she’s not in the office, Pam can be found volunteering for a wide range of community groups, or on a historic building tour with her mother, who shares her passion and delight for historic preservation and has become her education partner.

I love to breathe new life into buildings that have lost the love of their occupants. It’s incredibly rewarding to save and highlight their stories and inspire others to emotionally connect with them.
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