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

Tiffany Lambert – SVA MA Design Research
Tiffany Lambert is a curator, editor, educator, and writer. She has worked as the managing editor of PIN–UP magazine and curator at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, and currently serves as adjunct faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Pratt Institute. Her writing is published internationally, including in Artsy, Cultured, Disegno, Domus, Surface, TANK, and The New York Times, and she regularly lectures and speaks on design related panels. Her research on the Japanese designer Sori Yanagi is supported by grants from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts and the Design History Society. Tiffany co-authored the publication Beautiful Users (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014) and contributed to Bloomsbury’s Design Encyclopedia (2015). Tiffany holds an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and bachelors’ degrees in art & design and neuroscience from the University of Michigan.


Selected Research & Writing