Joseph Little MSc Arch AEES, B Arch, MRIAI

Assistant Head of School (Construction) 

Room 113c
Dublin School of Architecture
College of Engineering & Built Environment
Dublin Institute of Technology
Linen Hall
Bolton Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
 
Phone +353 1 402 3692
Email joseph.little@dit.ie
 

Qualifications

  • 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


Membership of Professional Bodies and Learned Societies

  • 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 -)


Academic Experience

  • Assistant Head of School, Dublin School of Architecture, Dublin Institute of Technology: 2015 to date
  • 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


Practice Experience

  • 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


Projects and Publications

  • 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


Awards

  • 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

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