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

Natalie Dubois – SVA MA Design Research

Natalie Dubois is an architect and writer from Toronto, Canada. She holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto, where her thesis focused on Canadian architectural criticism, and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from McGill University.

She is endlessly curious about why we choose to design the places we live in the way that we do (from individual dwellings to entire cities), and how these choices affect us and the environment around us—our collective home, our planet. This curiosity has led her to seek out diverse experiences in design. Most recently, she has worked for the award-winning architecture firm MJMA. She was also part of the design team for “The MaMmaL” a project honored with a Toronto Urban Design Award in 2011, and she contributed to Avi Friedman’s 2011 book Narrow Homes: New Directions in Efficient Design.

Natalie enjoys riding around on her bike, collecting vintage dishware, and trying to read all of the internet.

Selected Research & Writing