The Cultural Landscape Foundation
Shaking Their Yankee Foundations: Evolving Modernist Ambitions,  October 8, 2010 at the Atlanta History Center


John W. Frey, FASLA

Mr. Frey has practiced for more than 55 years as a registered landscape architect in Massachusetts, New York, and Connecticut. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Mr. Frey studied and traveled in Europe from 1957 to 1958 as recipient of the Charles Eliot Traveling Fellowship from Harvard University. Prior to the founding of Mason and Frey with Max Mason in 1963, he was an associate for five years with Sasaki, Walker Associates in Watertown, MA. From 1956 to 1957, he served in the U.S. Army in the Engineering and Plans Section, HQ 18th Engineer Brigade in Fort Leonard Wood, MO. In 1956 he worked as an urban designer with the Architects Collaborative in Cambridge, MA. For the decade ending in 1989 Mr. Frey was Partner-in-Charge of the southern two miles of the Southwest Corridor Parkland in Jamaica Plain, MA, including the landscape of the Forest Hills, Green Street and Stony Brook MBTA Orange Line transit stations and the MBTA Red Line’s Alewife station in Cambridge and Arlington, and the Orange Line’s Massachusetts Avenue station in Boston. He was also Partner-in-Charge for the design of the Lexington Center Mall, Lexington, MA; the Bicentennial Park in Arlington, MA; master planner and site designer for the State University of New York at Genesee; the State University of New York at Farmingdale; and for Fulton Montgomery Community College in Johnstown, NY. Mr. Frey is a founding and current member of the Lexington Design Advisory Committee, serving as Chairman for its first 11 years. He is also Chairman of the Lexington Tree Committee.