Biography: Raymond Hood was an American architect best known for his work in the Art Deco style. Born in Rhode Island, he attended Brown University and MIT. He worked at the Boston firm Cram, Goodhue and Ferguson, before traveling to Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts. Hood's first important architectural commission was the alteration of the DuPont Company building in Wilmington, Delaware around 1920. Two years later, he won a competition for the Chicago Tribune building and his practice was launched.