Principal – Design, Preservation and Sustainability
Jean Carroon is a preservation architect, author, educator, and a tireless advocate for the stewardship of existing buildings. She leads the preservation practice at Goody Clancy, a Boston-based design firm committed to building social, economic, and environmental value through a diverse practice embracing architecture, planning, and preservation.
Through her writings, lectures, practice, and professional activities, Jean has significantly increased the nation’s awareness of the importance of and potential for the integration of sustainable design and the stewardship of historic buildings. Her portfolio of historic renovations includes a dozen National Historic Landmark buildings and numerous projects with LEED Platinum and Gold certifications. She is a founding member of the Technical Committee for Sustainability in the Association for Preservation Technology and helped draft the Pocantico Proclamation on Sustainability and Historic Preservation. She is a frequent speaker, teacher, and advocate for holistic design and the author of Sustainable Preservation: Greening Existing Buildings published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010.
Jean is responsible for projects ranging in size from small free-standing chapels to entire campuses, for clients such as Harvard, Yale, and the U.S. General Services Administration. Her work has been honored with four National Preservation Honor Awards, and her portfolio includes preservation, renovation, and adaptive reuses of such important historic structures as Trinity Church, Bunker Hill Monument, King’s Chapel, McCormack Courthouse and Post Office, and the Massachusetts State House, to name just a few examples local to Boston.
Jean’s service to the profession has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Clem Labine Award and the Harley J. McKee Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Association for Preservation Technology International.