Jeffrey Montes

Jeffrey Montes

New York, NY, US



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. He has worked as an architectural designer and design engineer leading several projects including mid-rise commercial buildings, high-end glass/steel construction, façade design, and demolitions and alterations to existing structures.

Jeff is also principal of Jetportal Spaceformcraft, a Space design consultancy that offers an architectural approach to exploration and habitation systems for celestial bodies. His clients include both NASA and private aerospace firms.


mondae, New York, NY, US, Partner

Jun 2017 - current


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Sep 2012 - May 2015

Northeastern University, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, School of Architecture

Sep 2005 - May 2010


NASA/AmericaMakes 3D Printed Habitat Challenge, 1st Place

Mars Ice House selected as the winner of NASA/AmericaMakes-sponsored competition at the New York Makers Faire at the New York Hall Of Science on September 26th and 27th, 2015.


Caltech Space Challenge, 1st Place

In 5 days, teams were challenged to design a mission to land humans on an asteroid brought back to lunar orbit, extract the asteroid's resources and demonstrate their use. As the only architect selected to participate, my contributions were called out by my teammates, opponents and mentors as being significant factors in our winning proposal.


Core 77 Design Awards, 2nd Place

for speculative Martian surface habitat, Mars Ice House.

"With an incredible depth of research and engagement with specialists, this project makes sustained existence on Mars seem plausible."
"It was so well thought out and visualized, and it effectively evoked the complex emotions in a classic spirit of speculation."


Architizer A+ Award, 1st Place

Mars Ice House selected by jury as winner of 2016 "Architecture + 3D Printing" category.


Areas of Specialization