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

Auston Gonzalez – SVA MA Design Research

Auston Gonzalez is a researcher and luxury fashion advisor based in New York City. Having studied economics and fashion merchandising, his research explores sustainability within the luxury industry. Someone who loves design in all aspects, he is drawn to the future of materiality and the role social influence plays in fashion trends. Auston received his B.A. in Economics with a minor in Philosophy from the University of South Florida. He has been a Client Advisor at British fashion house Burberry, collaborating with a variety of stylists, designers, and business professionals on all levels.