Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 6:15 PM to 9:30 PM PDT
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Tentative Agenda: (All Time PDT (GMT -0700))
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


This is a hybrid event for the Panel Session 6:30-7:30 PM PDT, with in-person and online attendance. Networking session is in-person only.

***In-Person Location:

Walter P Moore (WPM) Los Angeles, CA 
707 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 2100
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(Downtown LA)

(Snacks / soda kindly sponsored by WPM fior in-person attendance. Highly appreciated)

Parking Information:
The parking space in the WPM building valet parking is available for 12$ at the building directly after 4:30 PM PDT. There is a public fee-based parking across street. The parking spots in a nearby Whole Foods could be a possibility. 

**Online Attendance (No In-persn attendance):

Zoom connection information for the panel session will be provided in the confirmation email after registration / RSVP. The Networking Session will have no online Zoom coverage.

American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section 


(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.

AIAA LA-LV 10/6 Section Special Meeting (Hybrid)
Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:15 PM - 9:30 PM PDT (US and Canada)
(6:15 PM PDT Check-in starts for in-person attendees)
an AIAA LA-LV Hybrid Meeting (In-Person + Zoom)

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


(The panelists will present in person)

(also in a physical location for a hybrid event)

Physical Location
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)

The parking space in the WPM building valet parking is available for 12$ at the building directly after 4:30 PM PDT

(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.)

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Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section. This is not a course to train people how to start a business.


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 still stay home and attend online on Zoom.) If you booked with in-person tickets, but realized you can't make it in-person, please inform us ASAP. Each in-person ticket will include the online access as well.

(Dress Code: Business Casual)


(In-person attendees: Indoor masks are recommended, but not required. But please respect each other, especially if some feel better with social distancing.) 


(Your generous donations will be welcome and appreciated, but not required.)





$2.95: AIAA Professional Member

$5.95: Non-AIAA Member - Professional

$1.95: AIAA Educator Member

$4.95: Non-AIAA Member - Educator

$1.45: AIAA University Student Member

$4.45: Non-AIAA Member - University Student

$0 (No Charge): AIAA High School (HS) Student Member, Non AIAA Member HS Student, and other K-12 Student

(Those K-12 student registrants will be required to type in a statement during registration to confirm with honesty they are indeed High School or K-12 Students.)

$2.95: AIAA Member - Other Categories

$5.95: Non-AIAA Member - Other Categories

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 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.