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

Ridhima Sharma – SVA MA Design Research

“Buildings do speak if only one wishes to hear their stories.”

Ridhima is an architect from India who seeks to serve communities by preserving memories around built sites that reflect their identity. Her passion for built heritage is deep-rooted in the belief that built sites embody their identity and memories. She hopes to research and write about ways to create a collective consciousness around the continuity of history for posterity.  

Apart from cultural heritage, Ridhima loves cheesecake and poetry.


Selected Research & Writing