- Registered Architect in Illinois
Jackie Davis is an experienced community-minded Multifamily Housing Architect, with over 7 years of experience in both the Pacific Northwest and Chicago. She has utilized her time and passion within her career and volunteer efforts to serve people in one of their greatest areas of need: safe, stable, and affordable housing. Jackie also has training and experience in interdisciplinary and community engagement to bring about best ideas from all stakeholder groups and individual community members. Most recently she was a part of the Red Line Extension (RLE) Transit-Supportive Development (TSD) Team at Nia Architects, working to research and gather best practices for the future planning of the E-TOD sites and Neighborhood Development plans along the Far South Side’s proposed train line extension. Jackie was also part of a research initiative to gather best practices for developing and designing Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) in Seattle, WA during her time at Environmental Works Community Design Center (EW-CDC).
Jackie earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she partook in multiple disaster relief housing competitions and efforts. She went onto earn a Master of Architecture from the University of Oregon in Portland with a specialization & certificate in Housing, focused on urban environments and sustainability. Her Master’s Thesis was focused on Food Production and Access on Chicago’s Far South Side and the associated education and integration of it into the Urban Design and future development scenarios for the Roseland Master Plan.
Jackie is a registered architect (RA) in the state of Illinois, NCARB certified, and has a SEED certificate (Social Economic Environmental Design) and has been trained in the Pomegranate Method of facilitation. Jackie Volunteers on the Board of Ignite, an organization addressing youth homelessness in the City of Chicago. She is also heavily involved in the leadership and local ministry of her church, Park Community Church Hyde Park on the South Side of Chicago. In her weekly rhythms she enjoys reading, coloring, communing with friends and family over shared meals and walking around the neighborhood and going to local coffee shops.
Master of Architecture, University of Oregon in Portland, Housing Specialization
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
What's your favorite season?
I love Spring when all the flowers come out in waves!
What motivated you to become an architect?
It wasn’t really motivation, but just following the stepping stones in front of me. Lots of encouragement from school counselors, family members and friends. And eventually professor Art Kaha in ARCH 101 at UIUC who said most of us wouldn’t make it to become architects! I was determined ever since!
Reading people’s thoughts, so as to anticipate how to best meet their needs and ease their fears and anxieties.
Favorite pump-up song?
Grateful by Elevation Worship
One word that best represents Canopy's culture?
Where do you feel most at home?
Around my dinner table with lots of friends!