Hood, Raymond M.

Hood, Raymond M. (Mathewson)

(1881–1934) architect; born in Pawtucket, R.I. He graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris, before establishing a solo practice in New York (1914). His reputation made by the Chicago Tribune Tower (1923–25, with J. M. Howells), he rapidly produced a series of landmark skyscrapers, including Rockefeller Center (1930–33, with others) and the McGraw-Hill Building (1931, with Godley and Fouilhoux), both in New York City and still regarded as masterworks in the art deco style.
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