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

Daniela Fabricius – SVA MA Design Research

Daniela Fabricius is an historian and a theorist of architecture and urbanism. Her research interests include Weimar and postwar Germany, urban studies, and the history of technology. She has also written on contemporary cities, especially the question of urban and economic informality. Her work has been supported by grants from the Graham Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. She has taught at Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Pratt Institute, and is the former managing editor of the journal Log. Her writing has been published in Architectural Design, Journal of Architectural Education, PIN-UP, Harvard Design Magazine, Stadtbauwelt, TANK, and Log. She was a DAAD Research Fellow in 2012-13, and is currently a Whiting Doctoral Fellow in the Humanities at Princeton University, where she is completing her dissertation on rationalism and West German architecture between the 1960s and 80s.