Jack Hood began private practice as Jack K. Hood, Architect.
Hood-Rich moved from 1988 South Glenstone Plaza South to 801 S. Glenstone in Springfield, Missouri.
Jack Hood went into partnership with Donald L. Rich and Hood-Rich, Architects and Consulting Engineers was formed. The firm had one registered architect, four registered engineers, one land surveyor and three certified engineering technicians, for a total of nineteen employees.
First School project completed, an addition for McDaniel Elementary in Springfield, Missouri.
On August 1, 1970 Hood-Rich began designing their one hundred and thirtieth motel project. These motels were located throughout the United States from New York to California, Wisconsin to Alabama, and including Alaska and Hawaii.
Hood-Rich was one of the largest Architectural and Engineering firms in the area, housing over 60 employees and providing professional services in Architecture, Civil Engineering, Land Planning and Interior Design.
Great Southern Savings and Loan, a 29,704 square foot building was completed in November.
One Parkway Place, a 15-story Condominium Building was completed
Hammons Tower was completed in September for John Q. Hammons Industries. At 22 stories and 268 ft. tall, it still today, stands as the tallest building in Springfield, Missouri and has become a widely known city landmark.
The 18,000 square foot Springfield Nature Center was completed in September for the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Hood-Rich, Architects and Consulting Engineers became a corporation becoming Hood-Rich, Inc. with Jack K. Hood serving as corporate President.
The Robert W. Plaster Sports Complex, an 8,500 seat addition with a new press box and sky box at Missouri State University was completed in September.
Campbell United Methodist Church, a 41,418 square foot Sanctuary and Family Life Center was completed in January.
Cooper Park was named 1999 Tennis Facility of the Year by the United States Tennis Association.
Hood-Rich celebrated its 50th
Year in business.
Hood-Rich moved offices to downtown Springfield at 400 South Ave. and became an Architectural firm providing additional services in Interior Design and Graphic Design.
Jack Hood received a Lifetime Achievement Award honoring his work in architecture at the Salute to Construction banquet in Springfield, Missouri.