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(Oct 6) AIAA LA-LV 2022 Space Architecture, Engineering & Construction Panel, and Happy Hour at WPM

  • 1.  (Oct 6) AIAA LA-LV 2022 Space Architecture, Engineering & Construction Panel, and Happy Hour at WPM

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    (Stylish design at the lobby of WPM Los Angeles you will see when you join us on Oct. 6)

    Located in the Los Angeles Engineering Headquarters of Walter P Moore, this reception desk is composed of two independently oriented jacks nested within a 20-foot-long slab. Both jacks strangely reflect approaching visitors in mirror-chrome surfaces: one positive and the other involuted. Over-scaled zig-zag seams break the monolithic, matte-black form into supercomponents, expressing no known material or method of construction.

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    Limited Capacity/Spaces available

    AIAA LA-LV 10/6 Section Special Meeting

    (A hybrid event: In-person and online on Zoom)

    Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:15 - 9:30 PM PDT (Add to Calendar)

    In-Person attendance is encouraged. Meet the panelists! Networking! Beverages and snacks will be available.

    Visit the exciting and stylish WPM Office in Los Angeles! 

    Online attendance is also welcome. Please join us!


    Walter P Moore (WPM) Los Angeles, CA 

    707 Wilshire Boulevard

    Suite 2100

    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    (Downtown LA)

    (also online on Zoom for a hybrid event for the panel session/Q&A)

    (Snacks / beverages kindly sponsored by WPM. Highly appreciated.)

    (AIAA / LA-LV Section is not involved in any transaction or supply for any alcoholic drinks and is not responsible for any consequences of consuming alcoholic drinks. AIAA / LA-LV Section is not responsible for checking the ages for consuming alcoholic beverages. It's advised and recommended to keep sober throughout the event and afterwards.)

    AIAA LA-LV 2022

    Space Architecture,

    Engineering & Construction Panel, 

    and Happy Hour

    at WPM Los Angeles


    Ms. Melodie Yashar

    Director of Building Design & Performance

    ICON / Art Center

    space architect, technologist, and researcher

    Mr. Kais Al-Rawi, AIA

    Senior Associate and Enclosure Design Leader,

    Los Angeles Office of Walter P Moore

    Prof. Madhu Thangavelu

    Director and Faculty Member

    USC / ISU

    (The panelists will present in person.)

    Walter P Moore and Associates, Inc. (d/b/a Walter P Moore) is an international company providing structural engineering, diagnostics, civil engineering, traffic engineering, parking consulting, transportation engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) engineering, and water resources engineering services. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, the firm employs more than 600 professionals and operates 20 U.S. and five international offices. (Wikipedia)

    It's time to get together again with the leading Professionals in Space Architecture and the AIAA LA-LV Section. Let's join the panelists and network, learning about the exciting progresses and development in the space architecture and engineering in aerospace.

    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. 

    Kais Al-Rawi, AIA works at the intersection of architecture, engineering and technology with expertise in solving complex building challenges through digital design. He is a Senior Associate and Enclosure Design Leader at the Los Angeles office of Walter P Moore. His experience has been leveraged on a number of high-profile projects including SoFi Stadium and the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art. Kais holds a Master's Degree from the Architectural Association (AA), London in Emergent Technologies and Design and is a graduate of Ryerson University in Toronto. His work has been published, exhibited and presented internationally. Kais is an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture and has taught and directed the Architectural Association Visiting School programs in Los Angeles and Jordan with a focus on space architecture. He also served as a juror to NASA's centennial challenge competition for Martian habitats.

    Madhu Thangavelu conducts the ASTE527 Graduate Space Concept Synthesis Studio in the Department of Astronautical Engineering within the Viterbi School of Engineering, and he teaches Space Architecture in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. He has a background in both disciplines. He is on the faculty of the International Space University based in Strasbourg, France, an institution that trains promising young space professionals for leadership in international space activities. He is a former AIAA Vice Chair for Education. He on the board of directors of the National Space Society and is Vice President of NSS for India Region and the North American activities coordinator for the Moon Village Association.

    Walter P Moore (WPM) Los Angeles, CA 

    707 Wilshire Boulevard

    Suite 2100

    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    (Downtown LA)

    (It's highly recommended to arrive in the Downtown LA area earlier to avoid the rush hour traffic, and properly locate the building of WPM and the suitable parking spots.)


    The parking space in the WPM building is more expensive. There is a public fee-based parking across street. The parking spots in a nearby Whole Foods could be a possibility. 

    Tentative Agenda: (All Time PDT)

    06:15 pm: Check-in, Networking

    06:15 pm - 06:30 pm: Welcome and Introduction

    06:30 pm - 07:30 pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A (Zoom will be available for this session.)

    07:30 pm - 09:30 pm: Networking

    09:30 pm: Adjourn

    COVID-19 Pre-cautions:

    The Indoor Mask Mandate has been lifted. It's recommended to wear a mask indoors, but it's not required. (If you are sick or don't feel well, please stay home and attend online on Zoom.)

    Please only RSVP the in-person tickets if you are sure you will show up in-person. No Refund Within 7 Days of the Event Date or Afterwards.

    Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

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