Joseph a. Nicholson, AIA, NCARB, IDSA


Joe brings a unique insight to each museum architecture and exhibit design project. He has worked in all facets of museum planning, exhibit design, architecture, and exhibit fabrication. For over 25 years, he was the founding principal of the museum and exhibits group at UJMN Architects + Designers (now Strada). With a B.Sc. in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts, a B.Arch from Drexel University, and a MA with merit in Museum Studies from the University of Leicester, Joe focuses his current practice at studioMUSarx exclusively on servicing the planning and design needs of the museum community. Given his range of national projects that blend exhibits into architectural space, he has developed a keen knowledge of museum operations and best practices. Joe is an active member of the professional museum community, a past president of the board and current emeritus trustee of the Woodmere Art Museum, and an passionate advocate of exhibit design education where he is a thesis adviser, lecturer, and regular thesis juror in prominent universities around the nation.

Susan hutton deangelus

exhibit graphic designer

Susan is a graphic designer with expertise in highly conceptual and creative design solutions for exhibits and large format graphics.  With experience in graphic identity, promotional material, social media planning, and website design, Susan brings an affluence of knowledge and skills to the studioMUSarx design team over her 20+ years in the creative industry. Throughout the duration of a project, Susan is directly involved with coordinating the gathering and organization of graphic and artifact source material and interpretive content material with client staff. Her experience in project management ensures clear communication with both client and vendors during exhibit design, fabrication, and installation.  As an essential part of the design team, Susan undertakes source material review, design development, and all aspects of graphic production and strategy for exhibits and interpretive wayfinding.  Her role with coordinating AV producers and illustrators is essential during the design process for delivering a coherent graphic style for exhibits as a whole.  Ms. DeAngelus holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Moore College of Art and Design.

Richard Everett Henderson

Director of Marketing

Richard's 25+ year career as a senior client development, relationship, and marketing management professional provides studioMUSarx with a critical perspective on all branding, advertising, communications, and marketing affairs. As the firm's go-to person for developing ongoing marketing and essential branding strategies, Richard's role is tied to the firm's success and valued clients. Richard is a former Vice President and Director of Sales for the high-net-worth wealth management division of CoreStates Bank in Philadelphia, and has also held positions as Vice President/Senior Client Development Officer and Vice President/Director of Marketing for the Glenmede Trust Company. Mr. Henderson holds a B.A. in Classics from Bowdoin College and has attended the National Trust School at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Eric Sallee, ra


Eric is a consulting architect with over 35 years of experience in site, building and exhibit design development. With an undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Virginia, Eric is directly involved with the planning and design of museums and visitor centers.  He has first-hand experience on the Flynt Center for the Study of Early New England Life, the Oskosh Public Museum, and the Hagley Visitor Center. Over his career, Eric has worked for various prominent architectural firms around the country and on projects abroad. He brings a wealth of technical experience in building design, exhibits, and museums.  Eric is able to maintain a technological awareness between the critical interplay of site, building, and exhibits, and has extensive experience in managing multiple sub‐consultants on very complex projects.