Joy Hockey

Graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1930 with a degree in Architecture. 
Audrey Joyce “Joy” Hockey (b. 1925)


Born in Hoylake, Wirral Joy graduated from University of Liverpool School of Architecture in 1949. During her second year at University, Joy was conscripted into the war efforts and left her studies to train in military intelligence. Following D-Day in 1944 she was posted to work in Wallasey Borough Council Town Planning Department before returning to her studies in 1946. 

After working for Weightman and Bullen, Joy took the courageous decision of setting up her own private practice in 1960, “Rutherford Hockey Architects”. In 1974, she saw her undergraduate thesis design “A New Pilotage Station for Port of Liverpool” come to life when she was commissioned to design a building for the Liverpool Pilot Service at Amlych, Anglesey. 

Joy Hockey has dedicated her career to engaging in heritage, historic building and conservations; she has been a member of Wallasey Historical Society for over 52 years. She received an MBE in 2019 for her contributions to Wallasey and still works closely with the University’s School of Architecture and Alumni Team.