Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture

Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture (SICSA)

  • Falcon Heavy Rocket Will Be One Of Spacex’s Biggest Tests Yet: Olga Bannova Speaks With LA Times

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  • RASC-AL 2017 competition

    SICSA students are RASC-AL competition finalists

  • AIAA Human Spaceflight: Phobos Base Design Competition

    2016-2017 First Place winners

  • Genesis Single Person Spacecraft Interior Design Competition

    SICSA Students Win Superior Design Award

  • Ancile-Hab

    The Shield of Mars. SICSA team was one of ‘Top 30’ finalists of 3D-printed Habitat Challenge competition.

  • Space Exploration

    Modular Architecture for 0-G

  • Lunar Habitat

    Surface Habitat Concept

  • Space Exploration


  • The Expedition

    A Cislunar / Martian Orbiter

  • Deep Space Exploration

    Mission to Phobos and Deimos

  • Planetary Exploration

    Mars Surface Base

  • Extreme Environment

    Offshore Oil Rig Re-Purposing

  • Mars Transfer Vehicle

    Re-Configurable Building System

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Olga Bannova, PhD, Lic. Eng.
Program Director and Research Associate Professor
Space Architecture Graduate Program

PhD, Lic. Eng., Chalmers University of Tevchnology, Sweden
Master of Architecture, University of Houston
Bachelor of Architecture, Moscow Architectural Institute
Area of expertise: Extreme Environments, Space Mission Planning and Design, Human Factors

obannova [at] uh [dot] edu

Larry Bell, AIAA, ASCE
Founding Director / Director Emeritus
Space Architecture Endowed Professor

Registered Architect
Master of Fine Arts, University of Illinois
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Areas of expertise: Energy Design for (outer) Space/Harsh Environments

lbell [at] uh [dot] edu