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Shannon Fay


Assoc. AIA
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Shannon grew up in a decommissioned Gothic Revival Irish Catholic church that her father and uncle converted into two homes. Her early exposure to the many lives of buildings inspired her to go to architecture school, where she could study preservation and explore the rich stories of the built environment.

At Goody Clancy, Shannon works with the team on renovations of existing buildings to make them more sustainable and energy efficient. She enjoys creating spaces that foster a sense of community. Her infectious enthusiasm, personable nature, and love for connecting with others brings many different people and perspectives into the design process. During her time at Goody Clancy, Shannon has played a meaningful role in the renovation of Cornell University’s Balch Hall, including an interior display honoring Ruth Bader Ginsberg, an alumnus of Cornell, which preserves the original doors of her dorm suite in the building.

When Shannon is not studying masonry and responding to RFI’s, she’s likely organizing social events for the office or creating beautiful paintings of boats and water subjects.

My goal is to use preservation as a sustainability tool so that existing buildings can take on new life and meaning for communities, while conserving energy and resources.
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