About MARS CITY

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Our JOURNEY

THE DESTINATION IS THE JOURNEY™

Mars City Design® was founded in early 2015, as a pioneer in masterplanning interplanetary human settlements, for Mars and beyond. In the process, the teams have been creating a new branch of synergy between the space sector and the creative industry.

Through hosting our annual international design competitions and Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics (STEAM) programs, we have created concepts that contribute to the development of Mars sustainable living destinations.

Today, we are recognized as a global thought leader in the pioneering of Marschitecture (Mars architecture design) with over 100 Million global impressions in total.

 
 

Our MEDIA PARTNERS

 
 
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Our PURPOSE

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.

― Carl Sagan

Mars City Design is creating the foundation for a sustainable and thriving Martian society. Vera Mulyani and her team are ambitious big thinkers, who continue pushing the boundaries of what is possible.”

—Chad Mallam, Founder of Space Channel

“Mars City Design is very impactful for several reasons; As we go live in space, it is important to have this idea of architecture. I love that concept because it is partially functional, practical and also artistic. It takes into account the human element. Especially when we go there to live, not just to visit for a short time.

(Secondly) Going to Mars will teach us how to live on the extreme planet, which is important here on Earth because you have to live with minimum resources. You have to learn how to deal with a climate that you are not used to. Another important reason is as we become multi-planetary species, we can learn how to live together in unity…”

-Terry Virts, US Astronaut, ISS Commander, Author, Film Director.

 

“Mars City Design is one of the pioneers in the Mars conversation and responsible for inspiring a whole generation of architects, designers and artists in the common goal of creating a sustainable future for a multi-planetary species.”

—Lara Hoad. Architect, Chair of Interior Design at Woodbury School of Architecture

I always like to talk about Mars City Design to others.

—Buzz Aldrin, Legendary astronaut, the first crew to step on the Moon.

 
 
 

SPACE CHANNEL

10 Million Views

Mars City Design: Urban Farming on Another Planet

“As NASA is sending the Perseverance Rover that will arrive in February 2021, these multidisciplinary global teams are sharing their visions to demonstrate what could be possible for feeding tomorrow’s thriving lives on Mars sustainably, through this Mars City Design program.

Each idea can advance today’s Earth sustainability actions and also advancing some technology to enable extreme environments be more accessible for human lives.”

 
 

DISCOVERY CHANNEL

90 Million Views

California Dreamer

“Any architect can design homes for new communities. But marschitect Vera Mulyani’s designs are truly out of this world. See how the Mojave Desert’s wide open skies and ruggedly beautiful landscape fuel her dream of making Mars not only a place where humans can survive, but really thrive.”

 
 
 

UNIVERSE TODAY

Winning Urban Farming Ideas for Mars!

“If humans plan to go to live and work beyond Earth someday, they will need technologies that allow for sustainable living in alien environments… As such, settling on the Red Planet will require some serious creativity!

This is the purpose of Mars City Design (the Mars City®), an innovation and design platform founded by architect and filmmaker Vera Mulyani. Every year since its inception, this organization has hosted the Mars City Design Challenges, where (professionals and) students from around the world come together with industry experts to produce architectural designs for living on Mars…”

 
 
 

Our CREW

 

Mars City Design’s global team comes from multidisciplinary backgrounds, with unique creative and technical expertise. Our professionals are strategically selected for each mission, ensuring custom made solutions for every endeavor.

 
 
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VERA MULYANI M.Arch. M.A.

Founder, Chief Marschitect

The creator of Mars City Design®, Mars City NRG®, 8ense®, Mars City Foundation®. Mars Systems Engineering Professor at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). Inventor, expert in the method of innovation by combining art and science of nature. Architect for luxury villas, involved in the design of the Louvre Museum, la Cour Visconti in Paris. Strategic smart city, sustainable urban design. 

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ROBERT MACHADO

Chief Operating Officer

Former Head of Strategy For Disney Theme Parks, Lead Executive for new Commercial Strategy team for the multibillion-dollar theme parks business at Walt Disney World. Expert in innovative longer-term strategies to increase revenue and operating income for commercial destinations. 

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MIKE NIEMANN

Project Development Director

Expert in the visitor’s experience. A highly experienced designer, focusing on Arts, Community, and the Environment, including Sustainable Planning, Architectural Design, Preservation and Architectural History, Visual Communication, Ideation and Facilitation, Design Build Projects, Resort Planning and Design, Mixed Use Developments… 

WES FAIRES

Space Treaty Compliance Liaison

Multi-planetary Real-Estate Developer Lead. Trustee of the Global Space Resources Development Council, advocating the development of a sustainable space resources, evolving the arena of private property and resource utilization off-planet for the benefit of all humanity.

JACQUELINE BEAUDETTE EVANOFF

Special Projects Liaison

Eco-Sustainable advocate, Business Development, Media and Technology expert, with a focus on Humanitarian Technologies. Co-Founder of Tachyon Aerospace. Founder of Department of Peace.

BRYNN SHAFFER

Junior Media and Communications Director

Science and aerospace journalist, curator for Mars City Design’s special articles, publications on new research and development for youth perspective, and media outreach.

Dr. GREGORY CHAMITOFF

Space Environment Simulation Director

NASA’s Astronaut, Spacewalker, Faculty at Texas A&M, Creator of SpaceTeams VR.

CHRISTOPHER ALTMAN

Chief Astronautic Technical Officer

Converging Technologies, Quantum Entanglement, Spaceflight and Astronaut training. International Projects Liaison.

KENNETH W. SMITH Jr.

Crew Simulation Advisor

Dynamics Lead at NASA. Onsite contractor through Barrios Technology. Working loads and dynamics on NASA’s Artemis and Gateway projects. Advisor to Mars City®’s astronaut crew simulation technical design.