Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural draughtsman. Desmond Woodworth, a son of Gerald Woodworth, engineer, of Dublin, was born in Rathgar, Dublin, on 19 January 1914(1) and educated at St Patrick's Cathedral School and the High School, Dublin. He worked in the offices of ROBERT GEORGE HOPCRAFT ROBERT GEORGE HOPCRAFT , DONNELLY MOORE & KEATINGE DONNELLY MOORE & KEATINGE , HIGGINBOTHAM & STAFFORD  HIGGINBOTHAM & STAFFORD and ALFRED AUGUSTINE MURPHY  ALFRED AUGUSTINE MURPHY and for a time was also a student at the School of Architecture at University College, Dublin. He was employed by the Office of Public Works in 1936 and worked in the architectural department of Dublin Corporation the following year. He then obtained a post with the Admiralty at Portsmouth as an architectural draughtsman. In Portsmouth he joined the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve and was posted to the Far East. He died in Singapore on 18 July 1940 when the plane he was piloting crashed.

RIAI: elected probationer, 1933.(2)

Addresses:(3) 3 Lakelands Park, Terenure, 1934-1935; 26 Palmerston Road, Dublin, 1937-1940.


All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the obituary of Woodworth in RIAI Year Book(1941), 12.

(1) Date of birth from Woodworth's application for registration as a probationer of RIAI, 1932, in IAA, Acc. 93/136, Box 59.
(2) JRIAI (1934), 7.
(3) From RIAI membership lists.