Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and civil engineer, of Dublin. Denis Hickie, who was born in Dublin city on 4 June 1872, attended the Christian Brothers' School in Richmond Street, Dublin, and acquired architectural experience with the firm of W.H. BYRNE & BYRNE & amp; SON from 1893 to 1895,(1) before becoming an assistant to CHARLES HERBERT ASHWORTH CHARLES HERBERT ASHWORTH , architect to the Dublin Artisans' Dwellings Company, in 1896. He became the company's chief engineer. In 1922 he transferred to the Local Government Department, where he concentrated on housing schemes in Dublin and the surrounding counties. He presided at many public enquiries relating to local authority housing plans. When he reached the retirement age of sixty-five, he was requested by the Minister to remain in his post for a period because of the pressure of work in the Local Government Department's housing branch. He died unexpectedly in 1937 while he was still in office.  At the time of the 1911 census he had been married to his wife, Sara Mary, for eight years  and had six children.

AAI: elected member, 1922; ceased membership, 1932.
ICEI: elected associate member, 1912; raised to member, 1927.

Address: 10 Gardiner Street Upper, <=1913->=1930.


All information in this entry is from ICEI membership applications, IV, 143, from the brief obituary of Hickie in IB 79, 16 Oct 1937, 902, and from ICEI and AAI lists of members.

(1) According to his application for membership of the ICEI, after leaving school he spent four years gaining practical experience before entering the office of W.H. Byrne & Son, but the name of his employer is not legible.