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

Jenni Young – SVA MA Design Research

Jenni Young is a communications designer from the UK. While studying at the Bartlett School of Architecture of University College London, she discovered a passion for exploring the built environment through the written word. She pursued this interest professionally as director of communications for Carlo Ratti Associati in Turin, Italy, from 2010 to 2014, managing projects including the masterplan of Ciudad Creativa Digital in Guadalajara, Mexico. More recently she has been consulting on various international freelance projects, including copywriting and developing communications strategies for design companies. She is currently a SVA Research and Writing Fellow at the Van Alen Institute, a non-profit focused on urban design issues, and will be moving to San Francisco after graduation.

Selected Research & Writing