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Jeffrey Montes

Space Architect

Focus Award Judge: Design Award

Jeffrey was the principal designer of Marsha, a novel Mars habitat form, and lead the fabrication of its 1:3 scale prototype, which NASA awarded 1st in the finale of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge. Marsha was the recipient of the 2019 Index Award which has previously honored the Tesla Roadster, The Ocean Cleanup, and Raspberry Pi. Jeffrey also co-designed the NASA-awarded Mars Ice House (2015) and NASA co-developed Mars Ice Home (2017), which utilize ice as a light-transmitting shield for cosmic radiation.

Jeffrey is a graduate of Northeastern University’s School of Architecture and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.

He is a Research Fellow at Open Lunar Foundation.