On July 14, 2016 an exclusive exhibition honoring Pratt Institute's Mars X-Hab studio course opened to the public, featuring the final prototypes from the course taught by SEArch member Michael Morris, Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, and SEArch member Melodie Yashar. The exhibition kicks off "Space Week" at the Intrepid Museum in Manhattan.
SEArch (Space Exploration Architecture) is a group of architects and designers engaged in human-supporting design concepts for Space exploration.
SEArch’s formation builds upon a 10-year portfolio combining academic Space research and practice. Members have worked on the NASA Constellation Program, the 2015 Caltech Space Challenge winning design, and the 2016 NASA X-Hab Innovation Challenge for Human Centered Designs.
SEArch, partnered with an architecture firm and a team of subject matter experts, was awarded first place in NASA Centennial Challenges 3D Printed Habitat Competition for a pioneering Mars mission. Check out the proposal, MARS ICE HOUSE.
SEArch is comprised of:
"Mars City Design was born from the vision of Vera Mulyani, who always dreamt of becoming an architect of Mars. Founded in Silicon Beach in Los Angeles, California, Mars City Design has become the action step to realizing not just the exploration of Mars, but making Mars a second home for humans."
"The purpose of the Closed Habitat Forum is to foster synergies between terrestrial and space exploration’s sciences, R&D and technologies in the field of resource sustainable management and safety (i.e safe use by humans) in order to capitalise on investments in Life Support Systems and Space Exploration activities for civil markets/societal benefits (including emerging societal challenges) and leverage on terrestrial research for space exploration."
Home Sweet Habitat: Students Help NASA Design Mars Spacecraft Living QuartersAn architecture and design class partners with NASA to develop a human-focused spacecraft environment that could take astronauts to Mars
SEArch was invited to participate in a week-long collaborative workshop exploring a concept for an ice habitat on Mars. In collaboration with structural engineers, materials scientists, radiation experts and others, a conceptual proposal for an inflated ice-habitat is currently under development.