Born 1927, London, studied at Manchester, joining the LCC Schools Department in 1953-61, where he met Ron Herron, working with him in partnership on projects throughout his life, including the partnership Chalk and Herron. Deputy chief architect on the Euston Station redevelopment. Extraordinarily wide ranging skills and interests include being a Member of the Society of Industrial Arts, Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, Member of the Interfaculty Computer Graphics Research, UCLA and consultant to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Apollo Mission Astro Physics Laboratory, NASA. Wrote frequently in Architectural Design and elsewhere, taught internationally and in Britain, especially at the AA. Died in 1987
During his early years at Manchester Art College, he was torn between painting and architecture.
The most abrasive and critical of the Archigram Group, his doubts and dissatisfaction with the obvious and the banal have many times been justified by subsequent events. Wrote frequently in Architectural Design on a variety of topics, often based upon a re-observation of the myths and curiosities of our culture, where this can give a clue to alternatives to the obvious and banal.
Archigram, Edited by Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron & Mike Webb, 1972 [reprinted New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999].