Pacific Coast Architecture Database (PCAD)

Architects

Frey, Albert

ID: 178
Full Name: Albert Frey
Occupation: Architect
Gender: M
Nationality: Switzerland/US
Birth Date: 10/18/1903
Death Date: 11/14/1998
Family: Spouse: Frey married Marion Cook, a writer living in New York, NY, c. 1938; they divorced in 1945.
Relocation: Born in Zurich Switzerland, Frey came to the United States c. 1930, settling first in New York, NY. He came west c. 1933 and stayed in Palm Springs, CA, for most of his career, dying in 1998.
Biographical Information: Education: Dipl., Institute of Technology, Winterthur, Switzerland, 09/1925-02/1927; Frey worked on construction jobs during school vacations;
Work History: Apprentice, A.J. Arter, Architect, Zurich, Switzerland, c. 1922-1924; Draftsman, Eggericx and Verwilghen, Brussels, Belgium, 1922; Draftsman, Le Corbusier and Pierre Jeanneret, Paris, France, 10/1928-07/14/1929; Designer, A. Lawrence Kocher, New York, NY, 1930-1935, 1938; Designer, William Lescaze, Architect, New York, NY, 1931-1932; Partner, [William Porter] Clark and Frey, Designers, this tandem practiced under the authority of registered California architects, Van Pelt and Lind, Pasadena, CA, 1935-1937; Designer, Philip Goodwin, Architect, New York, NY, 04/1937-1939; Partner, [John Porter] Clark and Frey, Architects, Palm Springs, CA, 1939-1952; Partner, Clark, Frey and [Robson] Chambers, Architects, Palm Springs, CA, 1952-1957; Partner, Frey and Chambers, Architects, Palm Springs, CA, 1957-1966;
Miscellaneous: Frey was buried in the Welwood Murray Cemetery, Palm Springs, CA.
Professional Awards: Post College: Fellow, American Institute of Architects;
Archives: Archival documents on Albert Frey housed at the Architecture and Design Collection of the University Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB);
Countries: Switzerland
United States
Structures: 1st Church of Christ, Scientist, Palm Springs, CA - 1956-1957 (2309)
Alpha Beta Supermarket, Palm Springs, CA - 1960 (2297)
Ballantine Movie Colony Inn, Palm Springs, CA - (2313)
Brandenstein, H.U., House, Palm Springs, CA - 1935 (4287)
Carey-Pirozzi House, Palm Springs, CA - 1956 (2299)
City of Banning, Public Library, Banning, CA - 1955 (9047)
City of Palm Springs, City Hall, Palm Springs, CA - 1952-1957 (2302)
City of Palm Springs, Fire Department, Station #1, Palm Springs, CA - 1955 (2303)
Clark and Frey Architectural Office, Palm Springs, CA - None (2306)
Cotton House Project - 1934 (7812)
Cree House #1 - None (2311)
Cree House #2, Cathedral City, Palm Springs, CA - (2310)
Darien Guild House Project - 1931 (3289)
Downyflake Donuts Shop Project - 1931 (3290)
Farwell House, Newport Beach, CA - 1935-1936 (7809)
Frey, Albert, House #1, Palm Springs, CA - 1940-1941 (2292)
Frey, Albert House #2, Palm Springs, CA - 1963-1964, 1970 (1972?) (284)
Guthrie House, Palm Springs, CA - (7813)
Halberg House, Palm Springs, CA - (7807)
Kellogg Studio, Palm Springs, CA - 1936 (7810)
Kocher-Samson Building, Palm Springs, CA - 1934-1935 (2295)
La Siesta Court, Palm Springs, CA - 1936 (7808)
Loewy, Raymond, House, Palm Springs, CA - 1946-1947 (287)
Mason House, Palm Springs, CA - 1937 (7811)
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY - 1937-1939 (2296)
New York World's Fair, Swiss Pavilion Project, New York, NY - 1938 (7815)
Nichols Building, Palm Springs, CA - None (2305)
Palm Springs Unified School District, Finchy, Katherine, Elementary School - None (2314)
Premiere Apartments, Palm Springs - None (2308)
Ralph - Barbarin House, Stamford, CT - 1932 (3291)
Saint Paul's in the Desert, Palm Springs, CA - 1946 (694)
Samson Office Building - None (2307)
San Gorgonio Hospital, Banning, CA - 1950 (7498)
San Jacinto Hotel, Palm Springs, CA - 1935 (7814)
Sieroty House, Palm Springs - None (2315)
Smoke Tree Ranch Housing Development, Palm Springs, CA - (2301)
Tramway Gas Station, Palm Springs, CA - 1965 (2293)
Tramway Valley Station, Palm Springs, CA - 1949-1963 (2294)
University of California, Riverside, Administration Building, Riverside, CA - 1953 (9043)
Villa Hermosa - 1946 - 1947 (2304)
Vista Colorado Elementary School, Needles, CA - (9042)
Locations: Architect's Birth:
Zurich,
Switzerland
Architect's Death:
Palm Springs, CA
USA