Jackie Gusic, AIA

“If a client isn’t happy in the end, it doesn’t matter what happened in the beginning.”
Jackie founded inHabit on the simple premise that architecture - and architects - should be approachable, accountable, and fun. No pretention; just professionalism. While she brings no-nonsense efficiency and organization to every project, she also conveys a sense of partnership and personal commitment in each of her client relationships. Her patience and willingness to embrace her clients’ perspectives shapes projects greater than the sum of their parts. Jackie’s strengths include whole house renovations and comprehensive design challenges, collaboration with contractors, and the victory of dispelling preconceived notions in design and business.

Drexel University | Philadelphia, PA
  Bachelor of Architecture, magna cum laude | 2003
  Victorian Society of America London Program | 2002
  Italy summer study tour | 2001

Registered Architect | Pennsylvania, 2006

professional activities
American Institute of Architects | 2006-present
Court Appointed Special Advocate | 2012-present
Passyunk Square Civic Association
  President | 2008-2010
  Vice President | 2007-2008 
  Board of Directors | 2006-2010 
  Education Committee Co-Chair | 2009-2010 
  Zoning Committee Member | 2004-2010 | Chair 2007
  Urban Planning & Design Committee Member | 2004-2010 | Chair 2007-2008
Ed Bacon Foundation | Board of Directors | 2004-2007
Rebuilding Together | Team Captain | 2002-2003
American Institute of Architecture Students
  Drexel University Chapter Treasurer | 2000-2001 
  Drexel University Chapter Member | 1998-2003

publications, awards & exhibitions
The Big Enough Company, Creating a Business Plan that Works for You | published 2011
Difference Maker | South Philly Review Newspaper | 2010
Drexel University
  Senior Thesis Silver Medal | 2003
  Joseph Mozino Scholarship| 2001
  Vitruvius Award for Design Excellence | 1999

professional experience
inHabit, LLC | 2006-present
Anthony Bracali Architecture | 2005-2006
Friday Architects/Planners, Inc. | 1999-2005
Becker Winston Architects | 1997-1999