Lucy Zakharova is leading scientific and architectural research with an emphasis on integrating design across scales and disciplines.

Lucy recently received M.A. in Sociocultural Anthropology from Columbia University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her primary research focus is on Space Settlements. Her dissertation “Space in the Context of Form” is developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering. Prior, Lucy earned a degree in Architecture [RIBA Part 2] with honors from Pratt Institute, accompanied by a concentration in Morphology.

Until recently, Lucy was a Co-Director of Columbia University CSI, leading the NASA RASC-AL 2022 mission focusing on research of minimal surface typology for Mars Water-Based ISRU Architecture. Simultaneously, Lucy was a part of the Thornton Tomasetti CORE Studio in New York. In 2019, Lucy was part of Mamou-Mani Architects, in London, UK, before returning to New York to work on her award-winning project En-cap-su-lat-ing. In late 2020 Lucy was invited to join Makhno Architects as a global partner, leading urban planning projects in the United States. As of October 2022, Lucy is an advisory member at Space Frontier Foundation.