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

Helen D. Wall – SVA MA Design Research

Helen is founder of Catalogue Digité, specializing in digital archiving for arts professionals, designers, museums and foundations. Projects have included creating databases of works, publications and exhibitions, digitizing slides and printed materials, assigning metadata to large photo collections, and data visualizations of museum visitors’ photos and online museum art collections.

Her current project is to document the making of the landmark Paolo Soleri retrospective boxed catalogue (Corcoran Gallery of Art, 1970) and book “Visionary Cities: The Arcology of Paolo Soleri” (Praeger, 1971) by Donald Wall.

Helen has a B. Architecture from NJIT and a Masters in Graphics Management from NYU.

Selected Research & Writing