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

Katherine Guimapang – SVA MA Design Research

Katherine is an LA-based writer, editor, and visual artist. She’s a writer and editor for Archinect as well as its advertising media manager. As a writer, she focuses on architecture’s relationship to media and cultural studies, social policy, urbanism, and behavioral economics. Her design interests involve blending art, narrative environments, and lighting design. Her work has been exhibited at the A+D Museum, LA Design Festival x Dopium LA, the Japanese American Cultural Museum in L.A., and the Ideas Bit Factory in Milan. In March 2017, she published a children’s book titled How Do You Spell Courage. She received her B.A. in Communication Disorders and a Minor in Environmental Studies from the University of Redlands. She’s completed programs at SCI-Arc’s M+M program and the A.A. Visiting School. She has also completed foundational course work from ArtCenter College of Design, The School of Architecture at UIC, and UCLA’s Architecture + Interior Design extension program.