Architect, of Dublin. Norman Douglas Good, who was born in Dublin circa 1907 was the eldest son of Dr. Thomas Douglas Good, general practitioner of Appian Way, Dublin, and his wife Ada Baillie Good. He trained in a Dublin architect's office and attended the school of architecture at University College, Dublin, as a non-matriculated student from 1925 or 1926. In 1926 he was awarded second prize in the measured drawings competition sponsored by the Irish Builder for his drawings of the Custom House and in 1927 he gained first prize for his drawings of the GPO. He completed the fourth and fifth years of his architectural studies at the Architectural Association in London, which he attended from 1928 until 1930, passing the final examination in July 1930. In 1931 he opened an office at 36 South Frederick Street. He worked from this address in partnership with MICHAEL SCOTT as SCOTT & amp; GOOD from 1931 until 1936. After the partnership had ended, he continued to practise on his own from 36 Frederick Street until at least 1948. He appears to have taken F. Siberry into partnership circa 1947.
Good's later career is obscure. He is said never to have recovered from the untimely death of his very beautiful wife, and by 1964 he had become an inmate of Brookwood mental hospital in Surrey. He disappears from the RIAI's list of members in 1972.
AA: elected member, 1928.
AAI: probationer, 1926-1930.
RIAI: elected probationer, 1927; elected member, 1931; RIBA: exempted from final examination having passed five years' course at AA, and elected associate, 13 April 1931; proposed by Howard Robertson, J. Murray Easton and Thomas S. Tait.
Addresses:Work: 36 South Frederick St, 1931->=1951.
Home: Thessalia, 4 Appian Way, Dublin, 1927-1931; 1 Upper Ely Pl, <=1937->=1939; Brennanstown rd, Carrickmines, 1941; c/o Dr Douglas Good, Gorse Lodge, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow, 1952; Brookwood Hospital, Knapwood, Woking, Surrey, <=1964->=1965.
See WORKS; see also works of SCOTT & amp; GOOD.
http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/reels/nai000135951/ IB 69, 15 Oct 1927, 761-2. IB 69, 8,22 Jan 1927, 9,42(illus.). IB 69, 15 Oct,12 Nov 1927, 762,822,832(illus.). Registers of the Architectural Association, London (information from John Redmill); according to the registers, he failed the Building Construction paper at the first attempt. IB 73, 6 Jun 1931, 503. 'Architecture Yesterday and Today', supplement to Irish Times, 21 Jun 1939, 28. He appears at this address in Thom's Directory until 1956; but RIAI membership lists cease to give him this address from 1952 onwards. The earliest reference to the partnership in the Irish Builder is in Vol. 90, 20 Mar 1948, 222; this accords with the fact that the partnership appears inThom's Directoryfor 1949 but not in that for 1948. But see also Ruth McManus, Crampton Built (Dublin: G. & T. Crampton, 2008), 163, who says that Good & Siberry designed the Jeyes factory in Finglas in 1946. Personal information from Karin Scott. List of members in RIBA Kalendar for 1964-65 and 1965-66. List of members in Architectural Association Year Book & Diary (1930). Membership lists in AAI Green Books. JRIAI (1928), 5. JRIAI (1932), 21. RIBAJ 38, (1930-31), 342,425. From Thom's directories and AAI and RIAI membership lists unless otherwise stated. IB 83, 21 Jun 1941, 314. See note 11, above.