Conference: October 30 – November 3, 2022
Exhibition: October 30 – November 2, 2022
Committee Meetings: October 29 – November 3, 2022
Melodie Yashar is a space architect, technologist, and researcher. She is the Director of Building Design & Performance at ICON, a construction technologies company focused on large scale additive manufacturing for Earth and in space. Her department supports design and construction of dignified and resilient terrestrial housing solutions, in addition to supporting the development of off-world construction systems. Melodie teaches undergraduate and graduate design studios at Art Center College of Design. In previous roles Melodie was a Senior Research Associate with the Human Systems Integration Division at NASA Ames via San Jose State University Research Foundation (SJSURF), as well as a co-founder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a research group developing human supporting designs for space exploration. Her background is in industrial design, architecture, and human-computer interaction with an emphasis in robotics.