Principal - Design, Preservation and Sustainability
Jean Carroon is a principal at Goody Clancy, a Boston-based design firm committed to building social, economic and environmental value through a practice embracing architecture, planning and preservation. Her focus is on the opportunities inherent in the stewardship and creative reuse of existing buildings to shape a healthy resilient world. Her projects range in size from small free-standing chapels to entire campuses. She was part of the team, led by Freeman French Freeman, for the Waterbury State Office Complex and current work includes creating a new headquarters for the Department of Homeland Security on a historic campus in Washington, D.C.
She is a frequent speaker, teacher and advocate for design which leverages the repurposing and renewal of what already exists. Author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings, published by Wiley in 2010, her recent articles are “Old is the New Green” in ArchitectureBoston and “NetZero Conundrum” in BuildingEnergy. Bridging between historic preservation and sustainable design, she has been honored with leadership awards from groups including the Association of Preservation Technology International, the U.S. Green Building Council, the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association and the Boston Society of Architects.
Jean’s commitment to sustainability springs from a decade long career as a whitewater river guide in the northwest, where she collected a BA and MArch from the University of Oregon.