MARTA FRY | PRINCIPAL
Marta Fry is the principal and founder of MFLA [Marta Fry Landscape Associates], with over 35 years of experience in the field of landscape architecture and urban design. Marta received her BA in Environmental Studies and Planning at Sonoma State University followed by her Master’s of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Marta’s design philosophy is founded on intellectual curiosity and the exploration of new expressions for landscape design. In 1990, Marta established MFLA in San Francisco, CA where she leads her team in a number of projects both private and public.
Marta's projects have been executed internationally, domestically and regionally, and include urban design, infill and redevelopment sites, parks, historic restoration, streetscapes, resort and and hospitality development, multi-family housing, master planning, corporate and institutional campuses, and agricultural and estate garden design.
Outside the Studio Marta is occupied with the on-going upkeep of her 100 year old “Lone Mountain Tearoom” originally an artist’s painting studio and later a Prohibition-era speakeasy, as well as the gardens that surround her urban oasis; her laboratory for horticultural experimentation. Travel, Morocco and France being the most recent, experimenting with different cuisines, as well upholding her reputation as an indefatigable host provides fertile ground for both clients, colleagues, and friends to share in a salon environment of lively debate, food and wine. Her constant companion Max, the tri-colored beagle, and the newest family addition Beau, the Lab-Catahoula mix, keep her on the city streets and beaches in an attempt to exhaust these little rascals.