Basic Biographical Details

Name: James Gray Hood
Designation: Architect
Born: 24 November 1884
Died: 1961
Bio Notes: James Gray Hood was born on 24 November 1884 and studied at the Royal Technical College, Glasgow under Charles Gourlay from 1900 to 1906 whilst gaining practical experience in the office of his father, who was probably a builder and whose work consisted of tenements and flats. In 1907 he emigrated to Canada where he commenced practice on his own account in Alberta. He joined the Royal Engineers in 1914, attaining the rank of Major by the time he left in 1919.

He was admitted LRIBA on 16 September 1941, proposed by John G Dunn, Cyril Masey and E O Reginald Steel. At that time he was working from an office at 30 Golden Square, London, probably W R Glen & Co.

Hood died between October and December 1961 aged 76 in St Albans.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Alberta, CanadaBusiness19071914 
Item 2 of 3The Firs, Marsh Lane, Mill Hill, London, EnglandPrivate1941 *  
Item 3 of 330, Golden Square, London, EnglandBusiness1941 *1950 

* earliest date known from documented sources.

Employment and Training


The following individuals or organisations employed or trained this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 2___ Hood19001907Apprentice 
Item 2 of 2W R Glen & Co1941 * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3John Glen Dunn16 September 1941for Licentiateship
Item 2 of 3Cecil Aubrey Masey16 September 1941for Licentiateship
Item 3 of 3E O Reginald Steel16 September 1941For Licentiateship


Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2England and WalesBirths, marriages and deaths  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers L no4997 (combined box 49)