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

William Myers – SVA MA Design Research

William Myers teaches, writes and curates exhibitions about architecture, art and design. He is currently based in Amsterdam and writing a new book about art and the life sciences. His first book, Biodesign was published by MoMA and Thames & Hudson in 2012. This book was based on his masters thesis at SVA and it examined new ways to use biology within industrial design and architecture; many of the works profiled in the book were also exhibited in an exhibition William curated for The New Institute (formerly the NAi) in Rotterdam in 2013. William currently works as a mentor at the Design Academy in Eindhoven in its masters program. Prior to study at SVA, he worked in various roles for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Hunter College and Genspace, the first community biotech laboratory in the United States. His writing has appeared in Domus, Metropolis Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, New York, Next American City.

Selected Research & Writing