Basic Biographical Details

Name: John Wilson Wood
Designation: Architect
Born: 1885
Died: 1964
Bio Notes: John Wilson Wood was born in Kilmarnock in 1885 and attended Kilmarnock School of Art. He was articled to Andrew & Newlands 1900-05. He then moved to Glasgow as assistant to Thomson & Turnbull and attended classes at Glasgow School of Art and the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. In 1906 he transferred to the office of John Arthur, an ex-assistant of John James Burnet but emigrated two years later to Montreal where he attended the Maxwell Atelier, an informal studio based on the Ecole-des-Beaux-Arts model and became assistant to Dalbe Via. Late in 1908 he took a post as assistant architect with the Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1911 Wood joined the office of Hugh G Jones in Montreal and remained with the practice for twenty-two years. In 1933 he moved to Ottawa to the office of Roper & Morin but the he ended his career with the Canadian National Railway.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 2Glasgow, ScotlandBusiness1906Early 1908 
Item 2 of 2Montreal, CanadaPrivate/business19081965 

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 7Andrew & Newlands19001905Apprentice 
Item 2 of 7Thomson & Turnbull (or A Thomson & Turnbull)After 1905 Assistant 
Item 3 of 7John Arthur1906 Assistant 
Item 4 of 7Canadian Pacific Railway Architect's DepartmentLate 1908 Assistant 
Item 5 of 7Hugh Griffith Jones19111933Assistant 
Item 6 of 7Roper & Morin1933 Assistant 
Item 7 of 7Canadian National Railway, Architect's DepartmentLate 1930s * Assistant 

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Journal of the Royal Architectural Inst of CanadaApril 1964v42, no4 p60

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2Professor David M Walker personal archiveProfessor David M Walker, notes and collection of archive material Information per Holly Kinnear.
Item 2 of 2Province of Quebec Association of ArchitectsProvince of Quebec Association of Architects Files Membership 511, 1949