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

Meredith TenHoor – SVA MA Design Research

Meredith TenHoor is an Associate Professor at Pratt Institute’s School of Architecture, where she teaches architectural history and theory, and the chair of the Aggregate Architectural History Collaborative, a group devoted to advancing scholarship in architectural theory and history in an interdisciplinary context. Her research examines how architecture, urbanism and landscape design participate in the distribution of resources. Recent publications include Street Value: Shopping, Planning and Politics at Fulton Mall, with Rosten Woo and Damon Rich, a dissertation, “The Architecture of the Market: Food, Media and Biopolitics from Les Halles to Rungis” at the School of Architecture, Princeton University, about the design of food distribution systems in postwar France, as well as articles and book chapters about markets, biopolitics, and urbanism. (Two I like best are here: “The Architect’s Farm,” in Above the Pavement — the Farm! : Architecture & Agriculture at PF1, and “Architecture and Biopolitics at Les Halles,” French Politics, Culture and Society, Summer 2007.) From 2007-2011 she organized occasional lectures, dinners, a library, and a community supported agriculture program at the Metropolitan Exchange in Downtown Brooklyn, and continue to do occasional exhibitions, performances and dinners at other venues.