Basic Biographical Details

Name: Andrew Stewart Hood
Designation: Architect
Born: 27 March 1912
Died: 1 September 2008
Bio Notes: Andrew Stewart Hood was born on 27 March 1912, the son ofg Robert Hood, building contractor, and his wife Margaret Ann Crighton. He commenced his architectural training on 1 October 1928, attending morning classes at Edinburgh College of Art under John Begg and evening classes at Heriot-Watt College and spending the remainder of the day in an unspecified architect's office. During this period he visited England in August 1930 and August 1931. From 1933 he studied full-time at the College of Art. He travelled on the Continent in April 1935 and was in Rome that August when he applied for admittance as an Associate of the RIBA. He was admitted on 2 December that year, his proposers being Begg, John Fraser Matthew and A Nicol Bruce, the then secretary of the RIAS. He had returned to Edinburgh by the time of his declaration accepting his admittance on 23 January 1936, the declaration being witnessed by James Macgregor at Edinburgh College of Art. Hood was also an Associate of the Edinburgh Architectural Association and of the the Town Planning Institute.

Hood rose to become Deputy Chief Planner in the Scottish Office. He died on 1 September 2008 at Braid Hills Nursing Centre, 77 Liberton Drive, Edinburgh. His wife Dorothy Muriel Jones had predeceased him but his daughter and son survived him.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 3Rome, ItalyBusiness1935 * Temporary
Item 2 of 3Punlars Acre, Punlars Close, Tranent, East Lothian, ScotlandPrivateBefore 1935After 1939 
Item 3 of 364, Seaview Crescent, Edinburgh, ScotlandPrivate(?)1950 *After 1970 

* 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 2John Begg2 December 1935for Associateship
Item 2 of 2John Fraser Matthew2 December 1935for Associateship

Buildings and Designs

This architect was involved with the following buildings or structures from the date specified (click on an item to view details):
 Date startedBuilding nameTown, district or villageIslandCity or countyCountryNotes
Item 1 of 3After 1928Alterations under the Royal Housing Act   ScotlandUnclear whether as an apprentice/assistant or in independent practice
Item 2 of 3After 1928Entrance gates etc at an unspecified institution   ScotlandUnclear whether as an apprentice/assistant or in independent practice
Item 3 of 3After 1928Unidentified country cottage   ScotlandUnclear whether as an apprentice/assistant or in independent practice


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 2RIBA1939The RIBA Kalendar 1939-1940 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 
Item 2 of 2RIBA1950The RIBA Kalendar 1950-1951 London: Royal Institute of British Architects 

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this architect:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman4 September 2008  Death Notice

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this architect:
 SourceArchive NameSource Catalogue No.Notes
Item 1 of 2H M Register HouseDeath Register  
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers A no5847 (combined box 103)