portrait Anton Andonov -
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portrait Payam Bahrami -
Illinois Institute of Technology
Education:
  Ph.D. in Architecture - Illinois Institute of Technology (USA) - 2011
  Master of Architecture - Azad University (Iran) - 2001
Background:
2011-present, Research Associate, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL, USA). 2007-2011, Research and Teaching Assistant, College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago, IL, USA). 2001-2007, Principal and Registered Architect in practice, Licensed since 2004, Sarieh Architecture Inc. (Tehran, Iran). Recipient of a NASA grant in 2010, and Architectural Research Center Consortium Award - ARCC/King Student Medal for Excellence in Architectural and Environmental Design Research. Research: Smart Lunar Habitat (SLH), Habitat Architectural Design System (HADS), Lunar long-duration habitat, Inflatable and Foldable Habitat, Habitability.
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portrait Olga Bannova -
SICSA, University of Houston
Education:
  Master of Science of Space Architecture - SICSA, University of Houston (USA) - 2005
  Master of Architecture - University of Houston (USA) - 2001
  Diploma - Moscow Architectural Institute (Moscow, Russia)
Background:
Senior research architect at SICSA, University of Houston (2002 - current), project architect (Lockwood Greene Int.), senior architect (CODEST International). Projects include: architectural practice (office buildings) in Russia; USA: Artificial gravity habitats, Space Shuttle Orbiter passenger transfer accommodations, Mars surface ascent vehicles and Earth return vehicles, Mars settlement, Lunar base, Extreme environment architecture (Greenland Science Summit Station).
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portrait Donald Barker -
Hamilton Sundstrand
Education:
  PhD in Planetary Geology - University of Houston (USA) - 2013 expected.  Thesis:  Lunar sample analysis and Mars stratigraphy and hydrology.
  Master of Science in Space Architecture - SICSA, University of Houston (USA) - 2005
  Master of Science in Mathematics - University of Houston - Clear Lake (USA) - 2003
  Master of Science in Psychology - University of Houston - Clear Lake (USA) - 1995
  Master of Science in Physics - University of Houston - Clear Lake (USA) - 1993
  Bachelor of Science in Physics/Psychology - Colorado State University (USA) - 1991
Background:
Presently worked for Hamilton Sundstrand within the ISS Program Science Office at Johnson Space Center. Previous positions at JSC include the ISS Robotics System Engineering, Crew Health Care System Engineering, ISS Operations Planning Flight Control, ISS GNC-Propulsion Flight Control, Moscow mission control operations (HSG) during early phases of ISS assembly, and Space Flight Biomedical Engineering (cardiovascular, motor performance and neuroscience laboratories). Other related activities and interests include: Certified Commercial Pilot and Flight Instructor; Mountaineering - Colorado 14ers, Mt. Fuji, Mt. Aconcagua, and Mt. Kilimanjaro; Mars Society MDRS Crew 02; Versed in Spanish, Russian and Japanese; Published articles covering Earth orbiting, lunar transfer and Mars exploration architectures.
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portrait Annette Barnes -
Envision Architects PC
Education:
  Master of Architecture - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA) - 2003.  Thesis:  Design Responses to the Physiological Adaptations of Humans Studied in a Lunar Laboratory.
  Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering summa cum laude - Tennessee State University - 2000
Background:
Registered Architect - State of NY, NCARB, LEED AP. Envision Architects, Albany, NY. 2003 - Present. Paper presented on "Stairs on the Moon" in 2005.
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portrait Lynn E. Baroff -
California Space Education & Workforce Institute
NASA Ames Research Center
Education:
  Master of Science in Engineering Management - California State University (Long Beach, USA)
  Systems Engineering Certification - California Institute of Technology
  Graduate Program in Instructional Design - California State University (Los Angeles USA)
  Bachelor of Arts in Communications - Loyola University (Chicago, USA)
  Architecture study - University of Oklahoma
Background:
System Engineering Principal at NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA. Program System Engineer of the Aviation Cognitive Engineering program, human factors team working with the Federal Aviation Administration's Next Generation Air Transportation System. Co-lead of a NASA multi-center team developing criteria for human interaction with automated and robotic systems in the human space exploration program. Member of the Human Factors Technical Discipline Team of NASA Engineering and Safety Center, and Behavioral Science member of NASA Constellation Program Human-Systems Integration Group focused on long duration exploration missions. Adjunct professor of Systems Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles. Research and publications include areas such as development and management of distributed teams, cultural and other human factors in mission assurance, and human-rating automated and robotic systems for long duration space exploration missions..
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portrait Torben Berns -
McGill University
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portrait Hugh Broughton -
Hugh Broughton Architects
Education:
  MA (with honours) Diploma in Architecture - University of Edinburgh (UK) - 1990
Background:
Registered architect with the UK Architects Registration Board (1991). Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. 4 years practice with Troughton McAslan Architects in London. 1 year research project with YRM Architects in Spain. Author of Madrid: a guide to recent architecture (Konemann, 1995) and London: Light and Space (Ellipsis, 1996). Regular contributor to architectural magazines with articles on Spanish architecture (1994 - 1997). 1995, established Hugh Broughton Architects, London. Practice has won two RIBA Awards for Architecture, two Civic Trust Awards and one International Property Federation Award. 2004, winner RIBA International Competition for the design of Halley VI Antarctic Research Station for the British Antarctic Survey. 2007, winner International competition for the design of the Spanish Antarctic Base Juan Carlos I for the Unidad Tecnologia Maritima. Papers presented on human factors and design in remote regions at Space 2006, San Jose and ICES 2007, Chicago. Assessor, UK Civic Trust Awards.
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portrait Christian Carpenter -
Aerojet Rocketdyne
Education:
Background:
Space architect, program manager, and engineer working at Aerojet Rocketdyne.
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portrait Maijinn Chen -
Lockheed Martin
Education:
  Master in Space Architecture - SICSA - University of Houston (USA) - Dec 03
  Bachelor in Architecture - McGill University (Canada) - 1995
Background:
2007-Present: Lockheed Martin Orion Program. Past roles included hardware lead for Crew Systems and integrator for ECLSS. Currently working in Crew Module/Cockpit Integration to support crew vehicle control and monitoring, environmental control and life support, human health, habitation, safety and survival. 2005-2007: Aerospace Architect, Bigelow Aerospace Inc. Work included space vehicle layout, flight crew system development, payload development and integration. Contributed to the successful launch of two inflatable modules. 1996-2004: Architect. Received grants to conduct research in Western and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Asia. Worked in commercial, residential and public projects in New York, NY. Licensed in 2001. Taught design studio at Arizona State University College of Design in 2004.
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portrait Marc M. Cohen -
Cohen Astrotecture
Education:
  Arch.D. Design Methods,  Dissertation: Problem Definition in a Participatory Design Process - University of Michigan - 1995
  Master of Archicture - Columbia University - 1977
  AB in Architecture and Urban Planning, cum laude, Princeton University - 1974
Background:
Licensed Architect. NASA Ames Facilities Engineering, 1979-1983. NASA-Ames Space Human Factors Office / Space Station Program 1983-1990. Advanced Space Technology Office, 1991-1994. Advanced Space Projects Branch, 1995-2006. Mars Exploration Programs, 1991-1997. SOFIA Project, 1994-1998. Mars Astrobiology Technology Initiative, 1999-2000. Mars Returned Sample Handling / Planetary Protection, 2001-2002. “Habot” Mobile Lunar Base Project, 2003-2006. NASA Space Architect Team, 2004. Northrop Grumman lead for lunar surface systems and integration of the lunar lander with surface systems, 2006-2010. Owner and principal, Cohen Astrotecture, 2010-present.
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portrait Silvano Colombano -
NASA - Ames Research Center
Education:
  Ph.D. in Biophysics - State University of New York (Buffalo USA)
  Master of Arts in Physics - State University of New York (Buffalo USA)
  Bachelor of Science - State University of New York (Buffalo USA)
Background:
NASA-Ames Research Center researcher in Closed Ecological Life Support Systems (CELSS) and Artificial Intelligence. Past work includes Astronaut Science Advisor (a.k.a. PI-in-a-box).  Recent work includes "Evolutionary Biotronics", comprising projects in Evolutionary Hardware, Modular Cooperative Robotics and Artificial Life, and a workshop on Self-Sustaining Robotic Ecologies called "Robosphere 2002". Other work includes an eight-legged "scorpion" robot as a potential adjunct to a rover for planetary exploration. Space Architecture interests include self-deploying robotic structures.
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portrait John Curran -
Alsop Architects
Education:
  Bachelor of Architecture Sc Dip Arch - Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland) - 1994
Background:
Registered Architect in the UK. Alsop Architects, London (2001 - present), director of Alsop Architects, currently heads up their Shanghai Office.  Overseeing design of Shanghai’s New International Cruise Terminal, under construction, and urban master planning in Shanghai, TianJin, Ningbo, Suzhou, Shenzhen, PRC. Completed projects with Alsop include Queen Mary Medical Science Research Center, London (RIBA International Award).  Shepheard Epstein Hunter, London (1994 - 2001), associate for urban planning.  Konrad Mockel Architect, Berlin (1992).  Co-founder of Spaceseeds with Carl Harding and Eileen Gibson, exploring concepts for space urbanism.
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portrait James Doehring -
Oceaneering Space Systems
Education:
  Master of Science in Space Architecture - SICSA, University of Houston (USA) - 2011
  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - Cornell University (USA) - 2008
Background:
Engineer I at Oceaneering Space Systems, focused on Crew Module Uprighting System and lunar dust mitigation research, 2008-2009. Member of Human Locomotion Laboratory at Cornell University, developed hip-spring modification for the bipedal Ranger robot, 2007. Research Associate for NASA Academy at Marshall Space Flight Center, focused on materials analysis in extreme environments, 2007. Intern at civil engineering consulting firm, 2006. Intern for High School Aerospace Scholars program at Johnson Space Center, 2003.
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portrait Annalisa Dominoni -
Politecnico di Milano
Education:
  Ph.D. in Industrial Design - Politecnico di Milano (Italy) - 2001
  Master Degree cum laude in Architecture - Politecnico di Milano (Italy) - 1991
  Les Ateliers - ENSCI, Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Crèation Industrielle (Paris, France) - 1990
Background:
Licensed Architect and Industrial Designer, 1991. Professor and researcher at the III Faculty of Architecture and Design of the Politecnico of Milan, 2001- present. Head of Research Programs of SpaceLab, the space research laboratory of industrial design at the Politecnico of Milan, 1998 - present. ASI, Italian Space Agency, VEST Feasibility Study and Orbit Experiment, AGILE Feasibility Study, Abitabilità ISS Program, 2000 - present, ESA, European Space Agency, MEEMM Design Study, 2001-present.
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portrait Ondřej Doule -
Florida Institute of Technology
Education:
  Ph.D. in architecture - Czech Technical University, Faculty of Architecture
  Master of Science in Space Management - International Space University
  Master in Architecture and Urban Planning - Czech Technical University, Faculty of Architecture
Background:
Active in research, education and outreach in the space architecture domain with particular focus on stimulation of faster and effective access of humankind into space and on inter-connection of terrestrial architecture with space architecture with emphases on sustainable habitation development on Earth.
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portrait Donna Duerk -
California Polytechnic State University, Department of Architecture
Education:
  Master of Architecture - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 1980
  Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - North Carolina State University - 1971
  Bachelor of Architecture - North Carolina State University - 1971
Background:
Registered architect in Texas, 1973. Architectural Programmer for Caudill Rowlett Scott (1972 - 1974). Architectural Programmer for University of Houston (1975 - 1977). Author: Architectural Programming, Information Management for Design, Wiley, 1993. Author: Aerospace Architecture Curriculum, NASA contractor report, 2004. Current Professor, California Polytechnic State University, Department of Architecture, from 1981.
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portrait Maria João Durão -
Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Faculdade de Arquitectura
Education:
  Ph.D. - The University of Salford (Manchester, England) - (2000)
  Diploma in Fine Arts Painting - Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon (Portugal) - 1991
  Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts - Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon (Portugal) - 1988
Background:
Professor of the Dep. Architecture (2001-p.), Head and prof. of the Master Course in Colour in Architecture (2002-p.) of the Faculty of Architecture, Lisbon Technical University. Academic activities include post-graduate supervision and professorship in Master Degree in Museology, Lusofona University (2000); MSc in Built Environment Evaluation for Sustainability, University of Salford (2001); MA in Design, FA-LTU (2002-p). Assistant prof., vice director of Diploma (5yrs) in Product and Space Design, Communication Design (Lusofona University, Lisbon, 1998-2000); vice-director of BA(3yrs) in Graphic, Product and Interior Design (Superior Institute of Humanities and Technologies, Lisbon, 1994-1998). Research: coordinator of the projects developed within the ColourLab of the Faculty of Architecture. Vice-President for Portugal of the International Association of Colour Consultants/Designers (2003). President of The Portuguese Colour Association (2005).
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portrait Michael A. Fox -
Robotecture
Education:
  SMArchS - MIT - 1996
  Bachelor of Architecture - University of Oregon - 1992
Background:
Founded personal architectural practice, FoxLin, Inc., 2005, Los Angeles. Professor at Cal Poly Pomona since 2005. Previous teaching in interactive architecture at MIT, SCi-ARC, and Art Center College of Design. Founder and Director of MIT Kinetic Design Group, 2001-04. Employee with Hoberman Associates, 1999. Author of the book Interactive Architecture by Princeton Architectural Press. Research interests: Modular Robotics, Reproducing robotics, Biomimetics, Interactive Architecture
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portrait Shai Gerner -
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portrait John C. Gulliford -
SHoP Construction
Education:
  Master of Engineering - Stevens Institute of Technology (USA) - 2010
  Bachelor of Architecture - Pratt Institute (USA) - 2005
Background:
Architect | 2008-present, M.Eng. Stevens Institute of Technology (Product & Architecture Lab, NJ, USA). 2005-2009, Personal Assistant/Apprentice under Dr. Haresh Lalvani (Lalvani Studios, founded in the application of Morphology), Research Assistant in collaboration with Milgo-Bufkin in the development of advanced digital fabrication techniques (New York, NY, USA). Active member of the Center of Experimental Structures (New York, NY, USA).
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portrait Theodore W. Hall -
University of Michigan, 3D Lab
Education:
  Arch.D. - University of Michigan - 1994
  Master of Architecture - University of Michigan - 1981
  Bachelor of Science in Architecture - University of Michigan - 1979
Background:
2009-present, Research Computer Specialist, UM3D Lab, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA).  2007-2008, Research Associate, School of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology (Newark, New Jersey, USA).  2006, Visiting Research Scholar, School of Architecture and Building, Deakin University (Geelong, Victoria, Australia).  2005-2006, Assistant Professor (part time adjunct), Department of Architecture, University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong).  1994-2004, Research Officer, Department of Architecture, Chinese University of Hong Kong (Sha Tin, Hong Kong).  1980-1994, Systems Research Programmer, Architecture and Planning Research Laboratory, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA).  1978-1979, Draftsman, Artur I. Losse, Architect (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA).  Research includes:  software development for computer-aided architectural design, scientific visualization, and virtual reality;  and the architecture of artificial-gravity environments for long-duration space habitation.
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portrait Patrick Harkness -
University of Glasgow
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portrait Sandra Häuplik-Meusburger -
Technische Universität Wien
SPACE-craft Architektur
Education:
  Ph.D. - Technische Universität München - 2010
  Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien - 2005-2006
  Master of Science - Technische Universität Wien - 2005
Background:
Architect. Since 2005 Assistant Professor at TU Vienna, Institute for Design and Building Construction, Hochbau 2. Founded the engineering office for interior architecture SPACE-craft Vienna in 2008. Has worked and collaborated on several aerospace design projects; research focus is habitability in extreme environments. Author of the book Architecture for Astronauts – An Avtivity-based Approach by Springer.
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portrait Cecilia Hertz -
Umbilical design, Stockholm, Sweden
Education:
  Master of Industrial design - Lunds Tekniska Högskola (Sweden) - 2000
  Technical College Engineer - Major field: House building - 1991
Background:
2001 - present, Founder and Managing Director umbilical design AB. Currently working with space technology transfer projects and interior design for a Parabolic Flight plane for tourists. Cooperation with NASA, JSC/Lund University/ESA, 1999 - present. The most extensive project has been, Master Thesis: Crew Return Vehicle Interior Layout - a proposal for space vehicle interior design and layout. Various exhibitions, nominations and invited lectures in Europe and the US.
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portrait A. Scott Howe -
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Plug-in Creations Architecture, LLC
Education:
  Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering - University of Hong Kong - 2007
  Ph.D. in Architecture - University of Michigan - 1998
  Master of Science in Architecture - University of Michigan - 1997
  Master of Architecture - University of Utah - 1989
Background:
Registered architect NCARB, California, Oregon. Five years WLC Architects in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Ten year practice with Kajima Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. Three years assistant professor, University of Oregon. Six years assistant professor, University of Hong Kong. President, Plug-In Creations Architecture, LLC since 1998. 2006-2007 Consulting Research Scientist for Carnegie Mellon Innovations Laboratory. Current: Senior Systems Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Team member on Constellation CxAT Lunar mobility and habitat teams. Research includes design for autonomous surface construction, robotic construction systems, design grammars, digital representation, deployable structures, and kit-of-parts building systems.
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portrait Ogbonnaya Iheukwumere -
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portrait Barbara Imhof -
Liquifer
Education:
  Master of Science in Space Studies - International Space University - 1997
  Master of Architecture - Southern Californian Institute for Architecture (Los Angeles, USA) - 1996
  Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien (Austria) - 1994
  University College London, Bartlett School of Architecture (London, UK) - 1993
  Technische Universität Wien - 1987-1993
Background:
Licensed architect. Working experience: 1997 internship as architect for BIOPLEX project, NASA, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 1997-2003. ESCAPE*spHERE, founder and partner architectural firm, Vienna, Austria, www.escapesphere.at. Since 2003 founder and partner of Vienna based aerospace architecture and design firm LIQUIFER Systems Group. Since 2009 partner of Mumbai based aerospace company Earth 2 Orbit. Teaching experience: 1998-2006 assistant professor, University of Technology, Vienna, Institute for Design and Building Construction (HB 2). 2006 assistant professor ETH Zurich. 2008 and 2009 workshops at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Since 2007 PhD supervisor Chalmers University, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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portrait Rohan Jaguste -
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portrait Abhishek Jain -
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portrait Jesper Jørgensen -
Roskilde Universitet
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portrait Päivi Jukola -
Aalto-yliopisto
Helsinki University of Technology
Education:
  Master of Science in Architecture - Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) - 1989
  Helsinki School of Economics
  University of Art and Design Helsinki
  University of Technology Vienna Austria
Background:
Registered for architectural design, for urban design in Finland. Consultant for corporate strategy and design management. Several prizes and honorary mentions in architecture, urban design, and public art competitions. Lecturer and design studio tutor. Research interest in architecture and new technologies, augmented reality using lidar and real world terrain models. IAF International Program Committee, Education, and Space and Society Administrative Committee member. UN World Space Week coordinator for Finland. Vice president, Finnish Astronautical Society(IAF). Architect SAFA/UIA. Sculptor SKL/AIAP.
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portrait Mark Kerr -
US Army Corps of Engineers
Education:
  Master of Architecture - University of New Mexico - 2004
  Bachelor of Science in History with minor in International Studies - Iowa State University - 1993
Background:
Currently deployed with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Seventeen (Seabees) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer. Mark has worked as; an ECLSS Engineer at Bigelow Aerospace, North Las Vegas, Nevada; an Intern Architect with SMPC Architects, Albuquerque, New Mexico; a Research Technician in Pulmonary Physiology (Swenson/Deem Pulmonary Lab) at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and as Hyperbaric Technician at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA. He spent two summers at the South Pole Station in Antarctica, 1994-96.
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portrait Shahzad Khaligh -
Independent
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portrait François Lévy -
Synthesis International
University of Texas School of Architecture
Education:
  Master of Science in Architectural Engineering - University of Texas at Austin (USA) - 2008
  Master of Architecture - University of Texas at Austin (USA) - 1993
  Bachelor of Arts - St John's College (Santa Fe, USA) - 1987
Background:
Practicing architect in Austin, Texas, USA, and lecturer on environmental systems at The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture. Private architecture practice since 1997, preceded by design work in Melbourne, Australia; Paris, France; and Texas. Former instructor, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin. Space architecture-related research topics include habitat counter-measures against ultrafine lunar regolith particles; Rn-222 effects from lunar regolith concrete; and design of self-deployed inflatable photovoltaic modules for extraplanetary environments. Terrestrial architecture research areas include BIM (building information modeling) for sustainability and validating passive cooling models.
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portrait Sungwoo Lim -
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portrait Renée L. Matossian, AIA -
Independent
Education:
  Master of Architecture - University of Houston (Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture) - 1993
  Bachelor of Arts cum laude, major in architecture - Columbia University / Barnard College - 1990
  Participant, Space Studies Program - International Space University - 1990
Background:
Licensed Architect, State of Washington. Commercial architecture (6) years experience, The Roybal Corporation, Richey & Lancashire, JPC Corporation. Archival Assistant (1.5 years) Richard Meier & Partners. NASA KC-135 Micro-Gravity Flight Test Subject for experiment on Torsional Nystagmus. Staff / Department Assistant for Space Architecture and Systems Architecture & Mission Design departments, (3) ISU Summer Session Programs. Research projects include International Asteroid Mission (International Space University), Manned Mars Mission (U. of Houston USRA program in conjunction with NASA JSC).
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portrait Kurt Micheels -
Hernandez Calhoun Design International
Nexterra, Inc.
Education:
  Master of Architecture - University of South Florida - 1994
  Bachelor of Design - University of Florida - 1990
  Bachelor of Arts in political Science, with minor in European history and Russian language - University of West Florida - 1979
Background:
Master plan designer for the new U.S. Army 7th Special Forces Group base near Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, 2007-2008.  Project Management, design and construction administration on 70+ projects in the U.S., Canada and Central America.  Consultant to Gala Film Montreal and Discovery Canada for design of transit and surface habitats for the docudrama “Race to Mars,” 2004-2006.  Winner 2003 Webby Award in the science category (with other members of Nexterra, Inc.) for the exploremarsnow.org website.  Designer and program manager Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, 1998-2000.  First place winner Antarctic High Station design competition sponsored by NSF and AIAS, 1993.  Service as a U.S. Navy Intelligence officer 1981-1993.     
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portrait Susmita Mohanty -
MoonFront (USA)
Liquifer (Austria)
Earth 2 Orbit (India)
Education:
  MSS - International Space University (France) - 1997
  MDes in Industrial Design - National Institute of Design (India) - 1996
  BE in Electrical Engineering - Gujarat University (India) - 1993
Background:
Space entrepreneur 2000-present: co-Founded San Francisco based aerospace consultancy - MoonFront LLC (www.moonfront.com) in 2001, and Vienna based aerospace architecture and design firm - LIQUIFER (www.liquifer.at) in 2003. Consult to a diverse portfolio of projects in USA, Europe, and India involving NASA, ESA, ASA, ISRO and others. Previously worked at: The Boeing Company 1998-2000, NASA Johnson Space Center 1996-1997.
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portrait Sanket Nayak -
University of Southern California, Astronautics and Space Technology Division (ASTD)
Education:
  MS/PhD student in Astronautics and Space Technology - University of Southern California (USC), USA - projected 2010
  B.Arch - M.S.Ramaiah Institute of Technology (Bangalore, India) - 2001.
Background:
Currently serving office as Business Operations Manager for Project LEAPFROG (Lunar Entry and Approach Platform for Research On-Ground) at USC-ISI, Collaborating Researcher with Dr.Vyacheslav A.Shurshakov, Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBMP), State Research Center, Moscow, Russia, Interned with Dr. Andreas Vogler and Dr. Arturo Vittori (worked on Mars Cruiser One and Moon Base), Licensed Architect- Affiliation from Council of Architecture (COA) and Indian Institute of Architects (IIA), India, Worked as Architect at Synergy, Bangalore, India, Intern Project Engineer - Larsen and Toubro, Bangalore, India. Research Interests include Human Factors, Systems Architecture, Man-Systems Integration, Cognitive Sciences, Space Architecture.
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portrait David A. Nixon -
Astrocourier (Ireland) Ltd.
Altus Associates Architects (Los Angeles)
Education:
  Diploma in Architecture - Polytechnic of Central London, England - 1965-1972
Background:
Chartered architect in Britain; registered architect in California. Working in the aerospace field since 1985. Projects include: Design research and development work on crew quarters for the International Space station for NASA; Prototype crew equipment development for NASA and Spacehab; Commercial hardware applications studies for British Aerospace and Alenia Spazio; Spaceport and flight test facility planning for Kistler Aerospace Corp; Master plan for 10-year expansion for the Deep Space Network for JPL; X-33 ground facilities studies for McDonnell Douglas; Ship launch feasibility study and rocket assembly building complex for Rotary Rocket Company; ExoMars rover testing laboratory for ESA; Underground isolation laboratory design for ESA; Space industry sustainability review for ESA. Also founder and CEO of Astrocourier (Ireland) Ltd, a company developing small payload carriers and miniature experiments for the new generation of launch vehicles whose first product was space-tested in 2008 on a Foton science mission.
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portrait Kenji Nozaki -
Shimizu Corporation
Education:
  Participant, Space Studies Program - International Space University (Toronto) - 1990
  MBA - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management (Boston) - 1989
  ME in architecture - Waseda University (Tokyo) - 1981
  BE in architecture - Waseda University (Tokyo) - 1979
Background:
Registered architect in Japan, 1982. 1981-1998 Shimizu Corporation, Design Division. 1990- Shimizu Corporation, Space Project Office. 1996-1999 National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA), Manipulator Flight Demonstration (MFD) Project, MFD chief for Space Shuttle STS-85 mission. NASDA ground operations for Space Shuttle STS-95 mission. NASDA Centrifuge Development Team Leader for ISS Centrifuge Accommodation Module (CAM). 1999-present, Shimizu Corporation, Institute of Technology, Facility Engineering Group/Space Systems Group.
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portrait Kürşad Özdemir -
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portrait Regina Peldszus -
SpaceFlightDesign
European Space Agency
Education:
  PhD in Design Research - Kingston University (London, UK)
  Master of Arts in Design Studies - Central Saint Martins (London, UK)
  Participant, Space Studies Program - International Space University (NASA Ames Campus, USA)
  Participant, Human Spaceflight / Arctic Science Program - Swedish Institute of Space Physics (Kiruna, Sweden)
Background:
Design researcher with interest in human technology interaction in sociotechnical systems in space and other extreme environments. Currently Internal Research Fellow at the European Space Agency, Future Studies Section, based at ESOC. Previously worked on design and human factors projects at ESA (European Astronaut Centre), Telespazio Vega, Mars500 and MDRS. PhD thesis on interface of habitation systems and human behaviour and performance in unprecedented mission scenarios. Related research interests: evidence-based and speculative approaches, models, mock-ups, analogues and human-in-the-loop simulators. Has been visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art (Design Interactions Department), Architectural Association (Diplomat Unit 6, Chernobyl Exclusion Zone/Baikonur), and International Space University (MSc Space Studies). Member of NASA's Community of Practice on Habitable Volume.
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portrait Georgi Petrov -
Synthesis International
Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Education:
  Master of Architecture - Massachusetts Institute of Technology - 2004
  Master of Science in Structural Engineering - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 2001
  Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - 1999.
Background:
Licensed architect in New York and LEED AP. Currently he is an engineer at the structures group at the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, where he works on highrises and specialty glass and steel structures - 2008 - present. Laguarda.Low Architects - 2004 - 2007 where he worked as a project architect, specializing in mixed-use and retail projects in Eastern Europe and Russia. Space related projects include design of surface inflatables for Synthesis International, masonry construction under space simulation at MDRS. Lead architect on the MarsHome project of the Mars Foundation.
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portrait Emanuel Pimenta -
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portrait Martina Pinni -
ALTEC
Education:
  PhD Candidate in Industrial Engineering & Human Factors - University of Houston
  Master of Science in Space Architecture - University of Houston SICSA - 2004
  Master of Architecture - IUAV (Venice, Italy) - 2000
  Studies - Dortmund Universität (Germany) - 1997-1998
Background:
Licensed Architect (2001). Designer of components for high-rise building external envelopes on two projects of Cesar Pelli (2001-2002). Space-related projects include interior design, vehicle design and inflatable structures for micro- and artificial gravity environments. Related interest: spinoffs from space technology to buildings.
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portrait Brian Pitchford -
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portrait Raúl Pólit-Casillas -
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
XAR Sidereal
Education:
  Master of Architecture - Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) - 2008
  Studies in Industrial Engineering - Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) - 1995
Background:
Several internships at the Polytechnic University, Department of Architectural Projects. Specialist in 3D, visualization and technology (2005-2007). NASA Summer Internship at Ames Research Center (Contractor, 1999). Freelance collaborations and creations in art and design field (2000-present). Inter Nos Poligrafico Foundation, board member. Project Architect and Designer in California (2004-2005). License architect in Spain (In process). Private architecture practice (2009). Founder and principal of Xar Sidereal (Evolviq Architectural Processes) (2009). Particular areas of interest are: applied space architecture, space microarchitecture and virtual processes.
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portrait Rodrigo Rada -
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portrait Tomáš Rousek -
A-ETC
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portrait Brent Sherwood -
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Education:
  Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - University of Maryland (USA) - 1988 Thesis: Engineering Planetary Lasers for Interstellar Communication
  Master of Architecture - Yale School of Architecture (USA) - 1983
  Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude, double major in Architecture and History of Art - Yale College (USA) - 1980
Background:
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Systems and Software Division, Assistant Division Manager for Mission Concept Development, and Manager of Opportunity Development), 2005-present; Boeing Company, (Program Manager Exploration Robotic Systems; Director of Business Development for Space Science and International Space Station; management and technical positions in commercial LEO development, space transportation architectures, Sea Launch, Space Station pressurized module manufacturing, and human planetary exploration advanced concepts), 1988-2005. Developed manufacturing method for integrating distributed systems into Space Station pressurized modules. Led configuration design of multiple lunar and Mars mission systems for Space Exploration Initiative. Over 25 publications in space exploration, space development, and space architecture. Design faculty, International Space University, 1992. Area of particular interest is space urbanism.
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portrait Jackelynne Silva -
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Education:
  Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering - Georgia Institute of Technology (USA) - expected 2014
  Master of Aeronautical Science, Human Factors & Space Studies - Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (USA) - expected 2013
  Certificate in Engineering Management - Drexel University (USA) - 2012
  Bachelor of Arts in Spanish Translation and Interpretation - Rutgers University (USA) - 2008
  Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering - Rutgers University (USA) - 2007
Background:
Mechanical Engineer, Robotic Manipulators and Deployable Booms, Mars Science Laboratory, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (2012-Present). Systems Integration and Test Engineer; Antennas Mechanical Design Engineer, GPS III, SBIRS, MUOS, GOES-R, and other commercial satellite programs, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company (2008-2011). College Student Tech Specialist, Internal Research and Development Program, Lockheed Martin Information Systems and Global Services (2007). Design and construction of space elevator climber, Rutgers University (2006-2007). Mechanical Engineer Intern, Joint Strike Fighter F135 Systems Design and Component Integration, Pratt & Whitney (2006). Independent Study, Reliability of Lunar Bases, Rutgers University, Center for Structures in Extreme Environments (2005-2006). Lived in Paterson, New Jersey. Born and raised in Cusco, Peru.
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portrait Matthew Simon -
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portrait Frederick A. Slane -
Space Infrastructure Foundation
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portrait Claudio Veliz -
Claudio Veliz Architect (CV A)
Education:
  Master of Architecture (magna cum laude) - University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee - 1979
  Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies - University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee - 1975
  AA in Physics - Santa Fe College
Background:
Registered Architect. Designer with Sir Roy Grounds, Melbourne, Australia, 1977-78; Designer, Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Assoc, Architects, 1980-82; founded “Claudio Veliz Design”, 1982-1986; “Claudio Veliz Architect”, 1986-present. Informal consultation to NASA Ames Research Ctr. (with Marc Cohen) on alternate section designs for work stations and habitat interior local vertical strategies, 1987-1990, various. International Space Architecture. Member, NASA / JSC Man-Systems Integration Standards Advisory Group, precursor design guidelines for workstation / crew habitat module, International Space Station, various: 1988-1991. Taught undergraduate astrophysics at Columbia University, Department of Astronomy, 1991-1995; hosted public observing Program under Prof. Joseph Patterson, Columbia University, Dept. of Astro., 1991-1995.
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portrait Arturo Vittori -
Architecture and Vision
Education:
  Master of Architecture - University of Florence (Italy) - 1996
  Studies - THD University (Darmstadt, Germany) - 1994.
Background:
Registered architect with 9 years professional experience in international practices (France, Germany, UK). Manager Jetliner Cabin Design for Airbus, Toulouse (2001-2003). Co-Founded practice Architecture and Vision (2003). Space related project involvement: Moon Base of first generation, ISS Embassy, Mars Rover, Design for Extreme Environments.
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portrait Andreas Vogler -
Architecture and Vision
Education:
  Studies in Art History, German and French Literature - University of Basel and Berlin
  Diploma in Architecture - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich) - 1994
  Studies - Rhode Island School of Design (USA)
Background:
Registered architect. 2 years practice with Richard Horden Assoc., London. 6 years assistant professor at Institute of Architecture and Product Development, Univ. Prof. Richard Horden University of Technology Munich. Micro Architecture and Space Architecture Education programs with parabolic test flights at NASA-JSC Houston. Co-Founded the company Architecture and Vision with Arturo Vittori, which is specializing on the Technology Transfer from Space into terrestrial architecture and vice versa. Inflatable Study for ESA.
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portrait Kristian von Bengtson -
MOTHER
Copenhagen Suborbitals
Education:
  Master of Architecture - School of Architecture (Copenhagen Denmark) - 2001
  Master of Science in Space Studies (MSS) - International Space University (France) - 2006.
Background:
Master thesis in cooperation with ESA / ESTEC: interior design of Crew Return Vehicle, private design office since 1999, 6 month independent research office at the Danish National Space Center, habitat workshop at ESA, Mars Desert Research Station Crew 32, Phase 2 lunar lander study at NASA, Johnson Space Center. Subcontractor for NASA/WYLE, Johnson Space Center working on the Human Integration Design Handbook. Research includes habitability design, dust problems in Mars habitats with adhesion to EVA suit materials, astronaut's safety concepts, In-situ resource utilization concepts. Current: Founder and spacecraft lead at Copenhagen Suborbitals.
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portrait David Wong -
University of Westminster
Education:
  Dip. Professional Architecture Studies - University of Westminster (London, UK) - 2006
  Master of Architecture - University of Bath (UK) - 2004
  BSc. Architecture - University of Bath (UK) - 2002
  Participant, Space Studies Program - International Space University (France) - 2003
Background:
Registered architect with the Architects Registration Board and Royal Institute of British Architects in UK since 2006. Currently working as overlay designer for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Space related project includes interior design for microgravity environment, supporting organisation of IAC space architecture conferences, papers on professional relationship between space and terrestrial architecture.
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