Goody, Clancy & Associates, Inc

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Hamilton Goody Architects (Hamilton, Goody, Clancy, or Marvin E. Goody with John M. Clancy, or Goody, Clancy & Associates, Inc.) is a firm founded in the 1950s by MIT faculty members Marvin Goody and Richard Hamilton. It focused on building materials research, and exploration of modular housing and innovative construction systems, to improve housing design, livability, and affordability. This culminated in the design of the Monsanto House of the Future, placed on exhibit at Disneyland for 20 years.


Focus on affordable housing continues, including award-winning elderly housing. Early interest in energy conservation through research-based work in solar building design sets a direction that expands in later years. Project types expand to include institutional, educational, residential work and award-winning housing for the elderly. Heaton Court housing for the elderly (Stockbridge, MA) wins firm's first national AIA design award.


Firm staff grows to 60. Continued emphasis on mixed-income housing and energy-conserving design. Construction of the landmark Massachusetts State Transportation Building is begun, initiates commitment to urban revitalization which is reflected by portfolio of urban office buildings, transit facilities, and university buildings. Projects now include research laboratories.


Firm expands mixed-income housing involvement with nationally recognized projects like Tent City, and planning and design for Harbor Point, the mixed-income housing that ultimately leads to the HOPE VI program. Academic clients and mixed-income housing become primary markets. Project mix includes urban housing, labs, public buildings and urban design. The firm expands focus to include planning and historic preservation while growing academic and public building design to explore the relationship between place-making and creating community.


Geographic reach expands across the country. Staff size grows to over 100, and includes new principals in architecture, planning and urban design. National reputation grows for housing and college/university building design that fosters sense of community. The firm's Tent City mixed-income housing development receives the United Nations World Habitat Award. Preservation practice expands significantly. There is greater emphasis on sustainable design as part of the firm's approach, including new developments in integrating sustainability and preservation.


The firm has won national awards[1] for urban revitalization, creation and design of mixed-income communities, academic, research and civic buildings in over a dozen states, including the new Federal Courthouse Annex in Wheeling, West Virginia. Academic clients include top universities such as Harvard, MIT, Dartmouth, Washington University in St. Louis, The University of Chicago, the University of Michigan and more than 30 others. The firm coauthors a new book on housing and publishes its monograph (2006) {About Place: Goody Clancy's Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Edzioni Press}. The firm's practice diversifies to include more private-sector developer work, with projects in Kansas City, Louisville, Austin, Oklahoma City and Boston.


Goody Clancy is a 70-person firm of architects, preservationists, planners and urban designers. Based in Boston, they specialize in design and planning for governmental and institutional clients, including courthouses, academic facilities, research buildings, and campus master plans.


  • Global Heritage Hall, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
  • Rafik B. Hariri Building, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
  • John W. McCormack Federal Building, Boston, MA
  • South Campus Residence Halls and Dining Facility, The University of Chicago
  • Mosher Jordan Hall and Hill Neighborhood Dining Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Tuck Living and Learning Center, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Trumbull College, Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • Jean Yawkey Student Recreation Center, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
  • H.H. Richardson's Trinity Church, Boston, MA
  • Village at 115, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, MA
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences Complex, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • Federal Courthouse Annex, Wheeling, WV
  • Whittemore Hall, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
  • Burton Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
  • Barker Center for the Humanities, Harvard University
  • Smith Academic Technology Center, Bentley University, Waltham, MA
  • David Koch Biology Building, MIT, Cambridge, MA
  • Dorchester District Courthouse, Dorchester, MA
  • Bulfinch's Massachusetts State House, Boston, MA
  • Old State House, Boston, MA
  • Faneuil Hall, Boston, MA
  • Austin Hall, Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, MA
  • Harbor Point, Boston, MA
  • Tent City, Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts State Transportation Building, Boston, MA
  • Heritage Gardens, 100 units in Winthrop, MA
  • Heaton Court in Stockbridge, MA
  • DeCordova Museum Studios (1962–64)
  • Center for the Visual Arts at MIT (1962–64)
  • Monsanto House of the Future


  • AIA National Award for the Strategic Framework for North Allston
  • 2005 AIA Merit Award for Rawls Hall at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University
  • 2004 Renovated Lab of the Year award for the Dreyfus Chemistry Labs
  • 2004 CNU Charter Award for the Oak Hill mixed income housing community in Pittsburgh.
  • United Nations World Habitat Award[2]


  • Jean Carroon, FAIA, LEED
  • David Spillane, AICP, RIBA
  • Roger N. Goldstein, FAIA, LEED
  • Rob Chandler, AIA, LEED
  • Joan E. Goody, FAIA 1935-2009
  • John Clancy, FAIA 1930-2004
  • Geoffrey Wooding, AIA, LEED 1954-2010
  • Robert J. Pelletier, AIA 1928-2012
  • Marvin E. Goody, FAIA, 1929-1980

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Goody Clancy "Goody Clancy - Awards" accessed November 7, 2010.
  2. ^ Goody Clancy "Goody Clancy - Awards" accessed November 7, 2010.