Joseph Little

Joseph Little is Assistant Head of School (Construction), prior to taking up this role he practiced as an architect with a particular interest in sustainable building design.

 

ITC Infrared Thermography, Level 1 (British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing): 2011
 
MSc Architecture – Advanced Environmental & Energy Studies (MSc Arch AEES), Graduate School of the Environment, Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales (awarded by Uni. of East London): 2008
 
Graduate Diploma in Architecture (Professional Diploma), University College Dublin, NUI: 2003
 
Bachelor of Architecture (B Arch), University College Dublin: 1996
Member of The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)
 
National Scientific Committee on Energy and Sustainability (NSCES) of ICOMOS Ireland 
 
Directorship. Board member of the Irish Green Building Council (2016 -)
Assistant Head of School, Dublin School of Architecture, Technological University Dublin: 2019 to date
 
Assistant Head of School, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology: 2015-18
 
Qualibuild Steering Group: 2014 to date
 
Member of Validation Board, BSc (Hons) Business Analytics, College of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology: 2015
 
External Examiner, Postgraduate Certificate in Digital Analysis & Energy Retrofit, Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Analysis & Energy Retrofit, MSc in Energy Retrofit Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology: 2012-2014
 
External Examiner, Diploma in Architectural Technology and B Sc Honours Degree in Architectural Technology, Waterford Institute of Technology: 2010-2013
 
Co-created and co-lectured ‘Wufi® Pro Training Workshop’ with Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics: in Ireland and UK: 2010 to date
 
Lead author and lecturer for ‘CPD Building Fabric Design’: in RIAI: 2011-2014
 
Contributor to ‘BLC Thermal Bridge Training Course’: in Ireland: 2011-2013 
 
Lead author and lecturer for ‘CPD Designing Low Energy Domestic Refurbs’: in RIAI and regional centres: 2010-2013
 
Occasional lecturer, School of Architecture, University College Dublin and Dublin Institute of Technology: 2009 to date
Principal of Building Life Consultancy, Dublin: 2008-2015
 
Principal of Joseph Little Architects, Dublin: 2003-2014
 
Project Architect in The Architecture Company (sub-contract) , Dublin: 2004-2006
 
Project Architect in Oppermann Associates, Dublin: 1999-2003
 
Assistant Architect in Gilroy McMahon Architects, Dublin: 1997-1999
 
Assistant Architect in Desmond FitzGerald Architects, Dun Laoghaire: 1996-1997
 
Assistant Architect in Bartels + Schmidt-Ott Architekten, Berlin: 1994
 
Assistant Architect in Harms + Maack Architekten, Berlin: 1993
Arregi, Benat and Little, Joseph (2016) "Hygrothermal Risk Evaluation for the Retrofit of a Typical Solid-walled Dwelling," SDAR* Journal of Sustainable Design & Applied Research: Vol. 4: Iss. 1, Article 3. Available at: http://arrow.dit.ie/sdar/vol4/iss1/3
 
Arregi, Benat and Little, Joseph (2016)"Hygrothermal Risk Evaluation for the Retrofit of a Typical Solid-walled Dwelling" http://arrow.dit.ie/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1044&context=sdar
 
Little, J., McGirl, F., Hanratty M., Arregi, B. (2016) ‘Built to Last – Energy efficiency of pre-1945 historic Dublin Dwellings’. Commissioned by Dublin City Council (funded by Heritage Council & DAHG): to be published mid-2016
 
Little, J., Ferraro, C., Arregi, B. (2015) ‘Technical Paper 15 - Assessing risks in insulation retrofits using hygrothermal software tools - Heat and moisture transport in internally insulated stone walls’. Commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland: 2015
 
Passive House Plus magazine, issue 2 vol 1. 'Monkstown EnerPHit and passive house extension - Deep retrofitting a typical semi-D: 2013
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 12, vol 5. 'The latest Homebond House Building Manual: a critique': 2012
 
Architecture Ireland magazine, Vol 6. 'Building Fabric Design - Thermal Performance Standards': 2012
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 12, Vol 5. ‘All Electric Retrofit, Co Meath’: 2011
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 6, Vol 5. 'Thermal bridging - understanding its critical role in energy efficiency': 2011
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 3, vol 5. 'Top tips for domestic retrofit: walls, roofs and air': 2010
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 12, vol 4. 'Breaking the Mould V - comparative simulations of internal insulation systems’: 2010
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 11, vol 4. 'Breaking the Mould IV - condensation risk analysis - the standards & the issues': 2010
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 8, vol 4. 'Breaking the Mould – Part III’: 2009
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 7, Vol 4. 'Breaking the Mould – Part II - An Analysis of Single - Leaf Insulation Upgrades’: 2009
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 6, Vol 4. 'Breaking the Mould I - A study of condensation in single- leaf concrete wall upgrades': 2009
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 2, Vol 4. 'In Transit - Transition movement inspires dramatic carbon cuts in house refurb': 2008
 
Frame it Magazine, ‘Thoughts on Education, Reducing Carbon and Vapour’: 2008
 
Self-published: 'Lessons from Freiburg on Cooperative Housing': 2007
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 11, vol 2. ‘Lime-hemp: a potential solution to a concrete problem?': 2005
 
Construct Ireland magazine, issue 8, vol 2. 'Partial Fill Cavity Walls – Have we reached the limits of the technology': 2005

Hygrothermal risk evaluation

Appropriate energy effiicny renovation of historic buildings

Dynamic and occupant -driven molisture loads in buildings

Alternative routes of compliance with building regulations

Upskilling of building professionals

NZEB, Passivhaus and EnerPHit design

Commendation in Best Research category, RIAI Awards 2016: Technical Paper 15 - Assessing risks in insulation retrofits using hygrothermal software tools - Heat and moisture transport in internally insulated stone walls. Commissioned by Historic Scotland (a branch of the Scottish Government, now restructured as Historic Environment Scotland)
 
Best Residential Green Building Award 2014: House for Garden Lovers (deep retrofit-extension of a 1929 detached house), Ranelagh, Dublin 6: 2014
 
Best Residential Green Building Award 2013: Monkstown EnerPHit project (deep retrofit-extension of 1960 semi-D): 2013
 
Certification by the Passivhaus Institute, Darmstadt, Germany, of a deep retrofit-extension of a 1960 semi-detached house, Monkstown, Co. Dublin, to EnerPHit Standard: 2012
Joseph Little