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

Anastasia Lyons – SVA MA Design Research

Anastasia is a designer, storyteller, and educator in Boston, Massachusetts. Anastasia has a background in architecture and is a graduate of Boston Architectural College, where she concentrated her studies in the history, theory, and criticism of design. In line with her passion for igniting critical conversations about design culture, she has continued to teach at the BAC within the Contemporary Architecture: Histories, Theories, and Debates course for the last five years. Anastasia works at international planning and design firm Sasaki, where she oversees business development, marketing and communications targeted at urban civic and commercial markets. On a daily basis her work requires presenting ever-growing portfolios of design projects, and wrestling with the challenge of representing the complexity of each project in text and image. Anastasia is driven by the thrill of research, the desire to learn about design work at every scale, and the imperative to develop new and better ways to tell stories about the built environment.