Basic Biographical Details

Name: Humphrey Paul Wood
Designation: Architect
Born: 1925
Bio Notes: Humphrey Paul Wood was born in 1925. He studied for the degree of BA at Cambridge University moving afterwards to the AA to study for the diploma in architecture. He was elected ARIBA in 1953. From 1953-55 was had a post as assistant architect with Easton & Robertson, moving in the latter year to Mountford, Piggott & Partners as job architect. In 1956 he joined the practice of Basil Spence & Partners, working as job architect from then until 1959 and from then until 1961 as group architect.

He joined Andrew Renton as associate in 1961 and was appointed principal on 6 May 1966, the practice name becoming Renton Howard Wood Associates. He was elected FRIBA on 2 October 1968, proposed by Andrew Renton, Peter Howard and C J Epril. In his Fellowship paper he mentions various jobs for which he had been responsible: Edinburgh College of Domestic Science, the system building experimental programme for the MPBW, Crown Buildings and a group of buildings for the Royal MarinesHis portfolio also included interior design work, restorations, private houses and he acted as consultant for Gateshead Bypass, the bridge and landscaping.

By 1984 the practice had changed and was now called The Renton Howard Wood Levin Partnership.

Private and Business Addresses

The following private or business addresses are associated with this architect:
 AddressTypeDate fromDate toNotes
Item 1 of 47, Caroline Terrace, London, EnglandPrivate(?)19601994 
Item 2 of 448, Queen Anne Street, London, EnglandBusiness1970  
Item 3 of 422, Little Portland Street, London, EnglandBusiness1979 *  
Item 4 of 477, Endell Street, London, EnglandBusiness1984  

* 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 1Easton & Robertson19531955Assistant 

Employees or Pupils

The following individuals were employed or trained by this architect (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate fromDate toPositionNotes
Item 1 of 6Easton & Robertson19531955Assistant 
Item 2 of 6Mountford Pigott & Partners19551956Job architect 
Item 3 of 6Basil Spence & Partners19561959Job architect 
Item 4 of 6Basil Spence & Partners19591961Group Leader 
Item 5 of 6Renton & AssociatesMay 1961May 1966Associate 
Item 6 of 6Renton, Howard, Wood Associates6 May 1966 Partner 


RIBA Proposers

The following individuals proposed this architect for RIBA membership (click on an item to view details):
 NameDate proposedNotes
Item 1 of 3Cecil Jacob Epril2 October 1968For Fellowship
Item 2 of 3Peter Howard2 October 1968For Fellowship
Item 3 of 3Andrew Renton2 October 1968For Fellowship

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 11967College of Domestic ScienceClermiston EdinburghScotlandPartner in charge - with full responsibility


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this architect:
Item 1 of 5RIBA1961Kalendar 1960-61   
Item 2 of 5RIBA1970RIBA Directory 1970   
Item 3 of 5RIBA1979Directory of members   
Item 4 of 5RIBA1984RIBA Directory of members   
Item 5 of 5RIBA1994A Directory of RIBA Members