20 April 2020

Melodie Yashar

CDR– Remote Design Technology Lecture Series

Melodie Yashar, Co-Founder of Space Exploration Architecture & Senior Associate Researcher, Human Systems Integration at NASA Ames

Melodie Yashar is a design architect, technologist, and researcher. She is a co-founder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration, and a human factors researcher within the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames. SEArch+ won top prize in both of NASA’s design solicitations for a 3D-Printed Habitat on Mars, winning first place in 2015 for “Mars Ice House” and again in 2019 for “Mars X-House.” In 2018-9 Melodie was team leader for SEArch+ / Apis Cor’s submissions to Phase 3 of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, winning first prize in Final Design as well as first prize in Construction Levels 1 & 2. At NASA Ames Melodie leads a grant project on autonomous medical support for future long-duration missions and collaborates on numerous projects addressing autonomous crew self-scheduling. Melodie is an Associate Researcher within the UC Davis Center for Human/Robotics/Vehicle Integration and Performance. Melodie’s background is in industrial design, architecture, and human-computer interaction with an emphasis in robotics.



As part of the Center for Design Research’s evolving technologies initiative, Nathan
King and Martin Angst have organized a series of remote lectures focusing on digital
design, fabrication, and robotics as part of their courses Future Making and Advanced
Design and Fabrication in Architecture, along with the CDR Material Pioneers program.
While a core part of the curriculum for the courses, these lectures may be of interest to
other students and faculty and therefore will open to all. The lecture series is populated
with a diverse selection of international participants who operate within and on the
periphery of design representing multiple disciplines and perspectives.

For security purposes – Meeting ID will be distributed through A+D Weekly.