Goody, Clancy & Associates

420 Bolyston Street
Boston, MA 02116


420 Bolyston Street
Boston, MA 02116

Firm Details:

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Other Professions Within the Firm

Architecture Preservation

Firm Specialization(s):

  • Economic Planning and Development
  • Transportation Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Other topics not covered above

Firm Principle(s):

Jean Carroon AIA, Robert Chandler AIA, David Dixon FAIA, Roger Goldstein FAIA, Joan Goody FAIA, Robert Pelletier AIA, David Spillane AICP RIBA, Geoffrey Wooding AIA

Firm Highlights:

Goody, Clancy & Associates provides complete architectural, planning and urban design services for a variety of project types. Our areas of expertise range from academic and research facilities to housing and historic preservation; from urban design to campus master plans. Our services also include feasibility studies, space planning, interior design, and construction administration. We have applied these capabilities to a broad spectrum of projects-from major new construction to preservation planning and the restoration and re-use of older structures; from neighborhood and environmental planning to the fast trak construction of complex facilities. Every project undertaken at Goody, Clancy & Associaties is under the direct supervision of one or more of the principals who work with the firm's staff to oversee both project design and management, from inception to completion. With a professional and technical staff numbering 109, the firm has resources to handle large and complex projects, and yet is small enough to give each project full attention, including unusually high level of principal involvement. Goody, Clancy & Associates' Planning and Urban Design group includes twenty professionals and technical staff in planning, urban design, landscape architecture, historic preservation and graphic design, who serve a wide range of public, private and institutional clients. GCA's Planning covers a wide variety of practice areas with a special emphasis on urban design and campus master planning.

Press Releases Date Posted


Boston, Massachusetts, October 16, 2008: Goody Clancy, an interdisciplinary architecture, planning,
and preservation firm based in Boston, Massachusetts is leading a team of experts from New Orleans
and across the country to bring the best thinking and experience to the City of New Orleans’ most
ambitious planning initiative in almost a decade; the development of the City’s Official Master Plan, and a
revised Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (CZO) that will reflect the plan’s policies. The firm is working
closely with the New Orleans City Planning Commission (CPC).
The planning and zoning project is funded by the Louisiana Recovery Authority with federal Community
Development Block Grant funds. Though mandated by the City’s Charter, this master planning initiative
will be unique in that it will incorporate recommendations developed during the three citywide planning
initiatives carried out in New Orleans after hurricane Katrina, as well as new input from community groups
throughout all planning districts. By developing a new zoning ordinance, the City will be implementing one
of the recommendations of post-Katrina plans.
The first public citywide forum on September 27th was well-attended as government agencies and others
provided important information on infrastructure and other community improvement schedules. Project
Director Larissa Brown, chief planner for Goody Clancy, outlined how citizens can access the event
schedule and key documents via the project web site, The site will be a central
hub for information collection and dissemination from a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
“Our team has worked in dozens of cities around the nation and the world. Based on our experience
working in four of the city’s planning districts during the Unified New Orleans Plan process, we’ve found
that New Orleans has an unprecedented level of community engagement and that community
representatives now come to the table with an extraordinary level of expertise in planning practices. Our
team will be able to hit the streets running to get the work done,” said Goody Clancy principal and team
leader David Dixon.
About Goody Clancy: Established in 1955, Goody Clancy is a firm of 100 architects, planners,
preservationists and urban designers based in Boston. Specializing in design for institutional and civic
clients, we balance skill and vision in developing new ideas for campuses and dense urban sites. Our
work has been recognized with more than 80 awards from the American Institute of Architects, the
American Planning Association, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Building and Social
Housing Foundation, and the Urban Land Institute.
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