James Walsh, Passive House Designer


B.Arch (1991) MSc(CABD) (1994)
Dip. Const.& Facilities Proj. Man (1999)
MSc Architecture: Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies (2012)
Certified Passive House Designer (2012)
DIT CPD Diploma in Thermal Bridge Modelling (2013)

Working with Low Energy Design

James brings a wealth of experience in residential, mixed use and commercial design to meet the needs of client and end user. Graduation in 1991 from the School of Architecture, University College Dublin was followed up with a Masters Degree in Computer Aided Building Design in University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Working for architectural practices in London, Sligo and Dublin, James developed skills in a range of building sectors, with the majority of work in residential design. A Diploma in Construction & Facilities Project Management was completed in 1999 to enhance management skills.

Having worked at Associate and Director level with OMS Architects, Dublin for over 13 years, he made a key contribution in developing designs from briefing, through planning to production information and delivery. He was also responsible for practice IT strategy.

After two years part time study, James received a merit award in February, 2012 for a MSc Architecture in Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies at the Graduate School of the Environment at Europe’s Leading Eco-Centre, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth, Wales. This was followed by a Certified Passive House Designer Training from January to March 2012 with Qualification obtained in June 2012 after undertaking the Passive Institute’s worldwide challenging examination. Extensive Thermal Modelling skills were developed at the inaugural DIT CPD Diploma in Thermal Bridge Modelling course completed from January – May 2013. James has augmented his 22 years experience with education in the latest concepts and thinking in performance driven environmental design. James is a founding member of the Association of Thermal Modellers.

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