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





(212) 592-2228

Karrie Jacobs – SVA MA Design Research

Karrie Jacobs is a contributing editor at Architect Magazine where she writes essays, critiques and profiles and also at Travel + Leisure where she writes about destinations of interest to the architectural tourist.  For a decade, was contributing editor at Metropolis magazine where she wrote a monthly column, “America,” about how ideas and strategies in architecture and design play out on the landscape. Between 1999 and 2002 Jacobs was the founding editor-in-chief of Dwell, a San Francisco-based magazine about modern residential architecture and design. Prior to launching Dwell, Jacobs served as the architecture critic of New York Magazine, and was the founding executive editor of Benetton’s Colors. She has written about design, technology, and visual language for many periodicals including The New York Times, ID, and Fortune, and is author of The Perfect $100,000 House: A Trip Across America and Back in Pursuit of a Place to Call Home (Viking, 2006).

Lectures & Talks

Selected Research & Writing