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

Karen Stein – SVA MA Design Research

Karen Stein is a writer, editor, and architectural consultant. She is the Communications and Public Affairs Consultant for the Harvard University Graduate School of Design,a member of the jury for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, co-chair of the Architecture and Design Circle at the Museum of Modern Art, and a board member of the Architectural League of New York. Previously Stein was editorial director of Phaidon Press, a leading international publisher of books on architecture, art, design and photography, where she commissioned and developed some of Phaidon’s flagship titles. Before that, she was managing senior editor at Architectural Record. Karen is the recipient of a Loeb Fellowship in Environmental Studies at Harvard University and has received several awards for editorial excellence including the McGraw-Hill Companies Corporate Achievement Award and a special citation by the American Institute of Architects.