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

Komal Kehar – SVA MA Design Research

Komal is a New York based architectural designer who believes all of the things we see in our built environment are an expression of our values in society.  We have the power to shift those beliefs, and as we shift our beliefs, we have the power to transform our surroundings.  She is inspired by working collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams and believes that architecture is a sensual and social art, which, at its best, responds to real human desires and feelings.

Selected Research & Writing