Jim Roche

Lecturing in architecture, architectural technology and building technology

Jim Roche is a registered architect. He lectures and tutors on the DT175 BSc (Hons) Architectural Technology and DT101 Bachelor of Architecture programmes. He is Module Coordinator and Year Head for third year Technical Design Studio. He also lectures in building technology, tutors architectural design studio, teaches an elective on housing and supervises undergraduate architectural technology and postgraduate MPhil research.

Postgraduate Diploma in 3rd Level Learning and Teaching, Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).

Master of Architectural Science, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

RIBA Professional Practice Part 3, South Bank Polytechnic, London.

B. Arch (Hons), University College Dublin.

Member of The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI).

Member of Architect’s Registration Board (ARB).

DSA staff representative to College Board and Academic Council at DIT (2013-2016)

Member of the College Quality Enhancement Committee at DIT (2010-2012)

Staff representative to Academic Council, University of Lefke, Northern Cyprus (1993-1995)

Year Head, Lecturer, Studio Tutor, 4th Year Thesis & M. Phil Supervisor at Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology: 2010-present. (Previously part-time Lecturer and Studio Tutor since 2000)

Currently Year Head in 3rd Year Architectural Technology, Thesis Supervisor in 4th Year Architectural Technology and Studio Tutor in 4th Year Architecture.

Teaches an elective on Cooperative Housing Systems in 4th Year Architecture

DIT co-coordinator of EU funded Oikonet Multidisciplinary Housing Research Programme: 2013-2016.

Contributed to workshop on architectural education (through Skype) at the School of Architecture, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza City, Gaza, Palestine: 2012

External Examiner on the BA in Interior Architecture, Sligo Institute of Technology (2002-2005)

Practice Representative on external review of the BA in Interior Architecture, Sligo Institute of Technology: 2000

Year Master, Lecturer and Studio Tutor in the Degree in Architecture (RIBA Part 1 validated) at the Faculty of Architecture and Engineering, University of Lefke, Northern Cyprus: 1993-1995

Taught on Contested Space & Responsive Architecture, Summer School, in Supino, Lazio, Italy: 2012

Guest lecturer and reviewer in various Schools of Architecture including University College Dublin; University of Limerick; Queens University Belfast; Sheffield Hallam University; School of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics; several Schools of Architecture in North Cyprus and School of Architecture, Islamic University of Gaza, Gaza City, Gaza, Palestine.

Associate in the practice of Seán Harrington Architects, Dublin: 4 years

Senior Architect in the practice of Howley Harrington Architects, Dublin: 4 years

Project Architect in the practice of Gilroy McMahon Architects, Dublin: 5 years

Associate and Project Architect in the practice of Anthony Richardson Partnership ARP Architects, London: 6.5 years

Project Architect in the practice of Haringey Department of Architects, London: 3 months

Project Architect in the practice of Goddard Manton Architects, London: 1 year

Assistant Architect in the practice of Fitch & Co., London: 1 year

Assistant Architect in the practice of Arkkitehtoimisto Kaarlo Leppanen, Helsinki, Finland: 1 year

Assistant Architect in the practice of Arkkitehtoimisto Kahri & Lohman, Helsinki, Finland: 2 years

DSA coordinator for the exhibition of DSA students’ work on the Learning from Peter Rice project at the Dundalk Civic Museum: 2017-2018.

Urban planning for sustainable housing in Europe: the challenge of social and demographic change, (2017) chapter in “The Oikonet Reader”, ISBN: 978-84-939814-2-6 (printed book) and 978-84-939814-3-3 (digital book), co-written with Assoc. Prof. Adriana Diaconu, Dr. Sandra Marques Pereira, ISCTE Lisbon, and Assoc. Prof. Paulette Duarte, IUG – UPMF, France

Crossing disciplinary and national borders: a pedagogical tool for re-use, co-written with Dr. Sandra Marques Pereira, ISCTE, Lisbon presented at 14th International Docomomo Conference, ADAPTIVE RE-USE - The Modern Movement towards the Future, Lisbon, Portugal, 6-9 September 2016.

Enhancing a housing technical design studio with a collaborative on-line digital learning space, paper co writing with Prof. Leandro Madrazo, La Salle School of Architecture, Barcelona, presented at the AACE Conference, Limerick, Ireland in April 2016.

The new Existenzminimum: the reduction of housing standards presented at the AIARG Conference in Cork, Ireland and a version published in the “Dublin School of Architecture Yearbook” 2016, ISBN: 978-0-9932912-2-7.

Designing and constructing for a sustainable future – community urban housing in timber: Projects by 4th year architecture students at DIT in “Proceedings of the First OIKONET international Conference Global Dwelling: Research, Education, Community Participation”.

Edited by Leandro Madrazo, School of Architecture La Salle, Ramon Llull University, Barcelona, Spain. 2015, ISBN: 978-84-939814-0-2.

Oikonet – a Global Multidisciplinary Network on Housing Research and Learning (2015) in “Dublin School of Architecture Yearbook”.

Longford Cathedral Restored - a majestic shrine to faithful restoration and indomitable community spirit in “Architecture Ireland” 280, March / April 2015.

The space between the notes – reflections on a collaborative pedagogic exploration of the work of Peter Rice, in “Dublin School of Architecture Yearbook”, June 2014.

Fit for Renting – an investigation into space standards of Irish Housing (co-written with Noel Brady, DSA) (2014), book chapter published in Sirr, Lorcan Dr. ed., “Renting in Ireland – The Social, Voluntary and Private Sectors”, Institute of Public Administration, Dublin, Ireland. September 2014. ISBN: 978-1-910393-01-7.

Plunkett Tower Recast (2013), organised exhibition of architecture and architectural technology students’ work on a joint project for adaptive re-use of a residential tower block for Ballymun Regeneration Ltd. HQ in Ballymun, Dublin. https://www.dit.ie/news/archive2013/dit-graduates-present-their-proposals-for-reusing-the-james-plunkett-tower/

Jihad, Holy War and Urbicide (2013), academic paper at presented at Architecture and War conference in Tallinn, Estonia (http://architectureofwar.artun.ee/program/).

Rhyme or reason: review published in DSA School Book 2011-2012. Review of conference Ethics and Aesthetics of Architecture and the Environment, July 2012, organised by the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture (ISPA) at the School of Architecture, University of Newcastle, UK.

The New Ruins of North Cyprus (2013), published in politicio.ie

Jihad, Holy War and Urbicide (2013), academic paper presented at AIARG Untitled conference in DIT, Dublin.

Contemporary Architecture – Sustaining Identity 2 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Review published in “Architecture Ireland”, November 2009.

Review of The Thinking Hand - Existential and Embodied Wisdom in Architecture by Juhani Pallasmaa published in “Architecture Ireland”, January 2010.

Environment and Community (2009) - text, drawings and photographs of the York Street Housing Project in Architecture Ireland 244.

Text, drawings and photographs of the Balgaddy E Housing Project in “Architecture Ireland”230, September 2007.

Daring social housing scheme – but no basic facilities interviewed by Frank Mc Donald regarding Balgaddy E Housing Project in Irish Times, 23 August 2007.

‘Architect’s Account’ and ‘The Use of Lime Mortar at Balgaddy A’: text, drawings and photographs of the Balgaddy A Housing Project in “Architecture Ireland” 198, June 2004.

Editor and designer of Places for People – an approach to social housing (July 2007): a booklet by Howley Harrington Architects.

‘Styne House and Sligo Institute of Technology developments are widely welcomed’, in “Irish Building News”, June 2000.

Extension to Cathal Brugha College of Catering: text, drawings and photographs of the Extension to the College of Catering in Irish Architect 127, May 1997.

Essentially Muddled, review of Sixth International Alvar Aalto Symposium at Jyvaskyla, Finland published in “Building Design”, September 1994.

Meaning in the Making (published as Ideology and Form in Architectural Review, April 1994. Letter in response to Anders Aman’s letter regarding my review of his book – see below.

Socialist Realism review of Architecture and Ideology in Eastern Europe – an aspect of Cold War History (1993) by Anders Aman in “Architectural Review”, June 1993.

Clarke’s City Challenge letter in defence of Linda Clarke’s book Building Capitalism (1992) in “Building Design”, June 1992.

Modern but Muted review of Ireland and the New Architecture, 1900-1940 (1992), Lilliput Press by Seán Rothery in “Building Design”, April 1992.

Access and Civic Engagement Staff Awards (2016, shared with Dr. Lorcan Sirr)

Highly Commended in Best Conservation Project, RIAI Awards 2011 for Ballymahon Library. Project Architect up until tender stage while at Seán Harrington Architects, Dublin.

RIAI Best Sustainable Project 2009, Highly Commended for RIAI Housing Award, Winner Irish Council for Social Housing Community Housing Award 2009 (Regeneration Category), Winner International Green Good Design Award 2009, (from the European Centre for Architecture, Art, Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum (Museum of Architecture and Design)) and Winner Best Housing Project, OPUS Awards 2009,) for York Street Housing while at Seán Harrington Architects, Dublin.

Winner of RIAI, OPUS and other Awards 2004 for the Balgaddy A Housing Project for South Dublin County Council while at Howley Harrington Architects, Dublin.

Excellence in Teaching Award (2008, Group Award for Fourth Year Year Architecture) 

1st Prize in architectural competition for new Family Law Courts at Ormond Quay, Dublin while at Gilroy Mc Mahon Architects (collaborator).

Finnish Ministry of Education Scholarship to Finland after graduating from UCD.