Dr Masa Noguchi, , BEng, MArch, PhD, CEng, CEnv, MIED, MRAIC

Job Title:

Reader in Architectural Technology




Dr Masa Noguchi
EcoTerra House, Canada

Dr Masa Noguchi


Dr Masa Noguchi,

Dr Masa Noguchi is a Reader in Architectural Technology in the Mackintosh School of Architecture. Before coming to the GSA in 2006 he worked in Japan and Canada, where his academic background and industry experience straddled engineering, architecture and design.

He supervises the Zero Energy Mass Customised Housing (ZEMCH) pathway at the postgraduate programme at GSA, where students learn passive solar housing design techniques, affordable lifetime homes planning strategies and active renewable energy technologies, housing sustainability assessment, and domestic energy simulation.

Masa's research includes mass customisation in sustainable housing, low/zero-energy/carbon solar housing design techniques, renewable energy technologies and value analysis in design and construction system decision-making.

As well as inventing a mass custom design approach to sustainable housing, he developed an interactive mass custom design rendering/communication tool, and designed Canada's first zero-energy home - Alouette Homes' EcoTerra house - built and commercialised through the Canadian government's EQuilibrium sustainable housing initiative in 2007.