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

Amrit Phull – SVA MA Design Research

Amrit Phull is an architectural designer, writer and researcher. Her inherited caste, which previous generations have rightfully worked hard to abolish, is “builder”.

She has lived, worked, and studied in urban centres and remote northern areas (ex. Rome and Wemindji). She has written on the topic of these two worlds—urban and remote—as well as empathic design, bedrooms, ecological good, and her favourite cereal bowl in the shape of a fish. In Toronto, Amrit’s work focuses on Indigenous place-making within urban centres. She also works with Indigenous youth in remote communities towards the construction of safe, creative and bright environments.

Amrit is a contributing editor of –SITE magazine. Amrit is drawn to the composition of words and theory as much as the composition of the built environment and its layered narratives. She is thrilled to mine these issues from within the world’s greatest urban metaphor: New York City.