Jetportal Spaceformcraft is a Space architecture and design consultancy
concept development, design modeling and visualization for Space activities including mission concepts, spaces for humans, infrastructures and robotic craft.
Jeffrey Montes established Jetportal Spaceformcraft to formally engage aerospace clients, including NASA. He has worked on projects such as Labitat, a habitat concept for an asteroid sample return mission for the 2015 Caltech Space Challenge winning team, Mars Ice House (2015), the acclaimed architectural concept for a translucent Martian surface habitat awarded First Prize in NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, and Mars Ice Home (2016-present), an ongoing design collaboration with NASA Langley Research Center that combines the rigors of first-principles design with a commitment to creating spaces that support human living on a strange but strangely familiar planet. In 2016, Jetportal Spaceformcraft began to develop ECOTOPE, a concept for a modular architecture designed to enable the experimental study of landscape-scale ecology and expand it into Space. He has since been involved in two NIAC proposals. In 2017, Jetportal Spaceformcraft began work for private clients needing concept development and visualization.
Jeff holds a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science from the School of Architecture at Northeastern University. In addition to his Space works, he works as an architectural and structures designer. He has led several projects in both a design and technical sense including free-form 3D-printed structures, mid-rise commercial buildings, high-end glass/steel construction, façade design, and interventions on existing structures. He is based in New York, NY.
Collaborators, Consultants and Friends
Jetportal Spaceformcraft has established relationships with some of industry’s most recognized and respected subject matter experts including ecologists, planetary scientists, physicists, geochemists, geophysical engineers, systems enigineers, in-situ resource extraction, roboticists and designers.