Raymond Hood

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About Raymond Hood

Raymond Hood was an American architect who worked in the Art Deco style.

Raymond Hood was born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and attended Brown University before enrolling at MIT. As a post-graduate, Hood worked as a draftsman at the Gothic architecture firm Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson in Boston. He was accepted into the École des Beaux-Arts in 1911 and earned a degree.

In 1922, New York architect John Mead Howells, who had met him at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, invited Raymond Hood to become his partner in the Chicago Tribune building competition in which Howells had been invited to compete. The design submitted by Howells and Hood won the competition, and Hood, 41, become touted as one of New York’s best architects.

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