RE_Active Space studio is a collaborative environment in which installation artworks performance and small design build architecture projects are explored. This work is often situated in the urban environment and seeks to be materially experimental. The work is often created as a collaboration with students, non profits and other artists. It is comprised of installations, community projects and 2 dimensional artworks.
Public Art and Design Build Public Spaces, Collaborative Projects Materials Reuse Storefront Re-design Revitalization of Commercial Corridors, Retail Development Interiors_Space Planning Corporate and Non Profit Graphics Identity, Information Graphics, Signage
On Design LLC Interior Design and Architecture: working collaboratively with clients to create exciting spaces or with contractors or other designers as part of the project team- the goal is to bring projects to fruition in a creative, service and client-oriented manner. Our approach is collaborative and urban oriented.
Currently on faculty at Drexel University in the Department of Architecture + Interiors, D.S. Nicholas is a hybrid practitioner. A registered architect and artist who lives and works in Philadelphia; after completing a Bachelor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, she received her MFA in Painting from the University of the Arts. Her research is done under the name Reactive Space Studio, she is also the owner of On Deign LLC an architectural practice specializing in storefront revitalization, space planning and adaptive urban reuse. She is an exhibiting artist at Seraphin Gallery in Philadelphia. Ms. Nicholas has taught architecture and design for 12 years at various schools including: Temple University, Drexel University, and Philadelphia University. She has been a critic at the University of Pennsylvania, University of the Arts and Gallaudet University. Her current research practice is focused on materials reuse, emergent technologies and design/build in both art and architecture.