SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
SVA MA Design Research

136 W 21st St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011


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(212) 592-2228

Matthew Worsnick – SVA MA Design Research

Matthew Worsnick is trained as an architect and an historian. He has curated and contributed to multiple exhibitions on architecture and design and presently serves as a curatorial consultant for the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design. In his private practice, he has completed commissions for architectural, graphic, and cartographic designs; his work has been featured in the journal Bauwelt and the book Urban Computing and its Discontents. Additionally, Matthew was a designer with the firm Heintges and Associates, working on technically and aesthetically complex enclosures for multiple New York City landmarks, including the United Nations Secretariat building, Lincoln Center, and the Museum of the Moving Image. Matthew received a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Master of Art and Architectural History from New York University, and he is currently writing a doctoral dissertation at NYU’s Institute of Fine Arts on architecture in contested territories in the Adriatic. In addition, Matthew serves as an architectural photographer for the British photo agency Arcaid, covering southeastern Europe and New York City.