Joan (Edelman) Goody grew up in a two-family house in the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. She always credited her years at New York’s Ethical Culture School with fostering self-confidence and creativity. At Cornell, she was a history major who graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1956.
Press and Awards
- Women in Design Award of Excellence (2002)
- Award of Honor for lifetime achievement from the Boston Society of Architects (2005)
- New Architecture in Boston
- Essays on social housing’, Progressive Architecture 7 (1984), p. 82-87
- ‘Do you see new directions?’, Architecture: the AIA journal 5 (1985), p. 240-251, 312-320
Projects include the restoration of Trinity Church at Copley Square, including the creation of a major gathering area in a former cramped basement; Harbor Point, where she transformed a dismal public housing project into a mixed-income neighborhood; a federal courthouse in Wheeling, W.Va., where she mixed modern with traditional motifs; the Salomon Center for Teaching at Brown University; and Heaton Court, a small, affordable housing cluster in Stockbridge. More recently, Goody Clancy was selected as lead designer for the conversion of the former St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington into a new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security.