Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Structural engineer, of Dublin. Gerry O'Rourke, who received the BE degree from University College, Dublin, in 1922,(1) had a particular interest in reinforced concrete construction. After working for a time with the British Steel Piling Company, he became a founder of the Irish Piling Company. He died in January 1967, having suffered for some time from ill health.

ICEI: elected associate member, 3 April 1933.(1)

Addresses:(2) Work: 110 Middle Abbey Street, <=1928->=1930.(3)
Home: Breffni, The Burrow, Sutton, 1939-1948; The Anchorage, Donabate, Co. Dublin, 1949; 33 Whitebeam Avenue, Clonskeagh, 1950-1958; 14 St Anne's, Donnybrook, at time of death.



All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the brief obituary of O'Rourke in IB 109, 28 Jan 1967, ?

(1) University College Dublin: Register of Graduates (1946), 180.
(2) TICEI 59 (1932-33), 273.
(3) Information from ICEI lists of members and Thom's directories unless otherwise attributed.
(4) DB 70, 22 Dec 1928, 1084.

Author Title Date Details
O'rourke, Patrick Gerard 'Reinforced convrete piles in Foundations' 1940 TICEI 66 (1939-40), 41.
O'rourke, Patrick Gerard 'Building construction and the national economy' 1957 IB 99, 23 Feb,9,23 Mar,6 Apr 1957, 133,175,215,265.