Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Engineer and architect, of Dublin, active from 1896 or earlier until the mid 1930s. Joseph Alexander Rockett, son of Joseph Alexander Rockett and his wife Hannah , was born in Dublin on 6 March 1879. He was only seventeen when he became a member of the AAI and only twenty when he became an assistant to PATRICK F. O'SULLIVAN  PATRICK F. O'SULLIVAN in the engineering department of the Dublin United Tramways Company in 1899, having had 'several years in architectural work previously'. He was still with the Dublin United Tramways Company in 1903 when he applied for associate membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers of Ireland. At the time of the 1911 census he had been married for two years to his wife, Mabel Violet, and had a one-year-old son.

AAI: elected member 1896; won travelling studentship, 1901, with set of measured drawings of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin;(1) ceased membership, 1907.
ICEI: elected associate member, 1904; raised to member, 1925; ceased membership in mid-1930s.

Addresses: 33 Parkgate Street, Dublin, <=1903-1906; 10 Sunridge Terrace, South Circular Road, Kilmainham, 1907; Ailsa, 13 Winton Avenue, Rathgar, <=1911 onwards.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from AAI and ICEI lists of members and ICEI membership applications, III, 202.

(1) IB 43, 7 Nov 1901, 934.