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Chambers was born
in Los Angeles and raised in Banning CA. He attended USC and took a
position in Medford Oregon just after graduation in 1941. He served in the Marines during WWII as an architect working on Camp
Pendleton. He worked solo briefly then joined the firm of
Albert Frey and
John Porter Clark
in 1946, becoming a partner in 1952. With Frey, Chambers worked
on Frey's second house, the Palm Springs Tramway, and the Palm Springs
Tramway Gas Station. Chambers left Palm Springs to be campus architect at UC-Santa Barbara. He retired in 1980, moving
and buying a Cliff May house in Borrego Springs CA. There, his
practice boomed with residential work. Chambers moved to Santa Barbara in
1998 and died the next year.
1947 - The Robson and Helen Chambers House,
695 South Warm Sands
Drive, Palm Springs CA. Designed with Albert Frey. Addition in 1954. Many owners. Sold in 2018 to Martin Lieberman and Peter Cohen.
Bottom two photos by Michael Locke.
Sources include: Unseen Midcentury Desert Modern by Dan Chavkin.