Born 1930, London, studied as draughtsman at Brixton School of Building. After National Service in Berlin he retrained as architect at Brixton and Regents Street Polytechnic (now University of Westminster), before working at the London County Council on the South Bank Arts Centre. Projects with Archigram include the spectacular Walking Cities. During Archigram he also worked on the Euston project; for Colin St John Wilson; for William Pereira in Los Angeles; and taught at UCLA, before returning to work on Archigram’s Monaco project. After Archigram office closed, his designs included the Imagination Building in Store Street. Practice merged with Imagination 1989-93. Taught at the AA, and became Professor of Architecture at University of East London in 1993. He died in 1994
Born in London.
Draws like a dream ... apparently effortlessly.
Doesn't enjoy superfluous chat but does enjoy cheerful situations.
Always sees good in people and situations.
An optimist who cannot see why everyone makes such a hassle over everything. Observes quietly ... and then synthesises it all through a project.
Beyond this all, not as uncomplicated as he may seem, on the odd occasion when he does really dig his heels in on an issue, he is the toughest and least transigent of the lot.
Archigram, Edited by Peter Cook, Warren Chalk, Dennis Crompton, David Greene, Ron Herron & Mike Webb, 1972 [reprinted New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1999].