Background & Services:

Marshall Gary is a professional consulting firm providing landscape architectural, site planning and open space design services to a broad clientele. The list of clients includes federal, state and local agencies, commercial and institutional groups and architectural and engineering firms. The over one thousand projects completed for our clients since 1948 include developments in the following areas:

- Educational Institutions
- Commerce and Industry
- Housing and Private Residences
- Transportation
- Civic Facilities
- Health Care Facilities
- Recreation and Open Space


- American Association of Nurserymen (7)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (2)
- Associated Landscape Contractor of Massachusetts (6)
- American Institute of Architects (4)
- City of Boston International Competition (Finalist)
- Boston Society of Architects (citation)
- Massachusetts Horticultural Society (3)
- Portland Urban Design Awards Program
- American Association of Landscape Contractors
- Progressive Architecture Design Awards (3)
- American Society of Landscape Architects (4)
- Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association
- National Landscape Association (4)
- American School & University
- Massachusetts Green Difference Award

Ben Gary, Principal


Masters in Landscape Architecture, Harvard University
School of Design 1957, North Carolina State University


Registered Landscape Architect in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island.
Currently given the demands of continuing education, Mr. Gary maintains his Registration in only those states the firm is working in.


Fellow, American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Affiliations Past President of American Society of Landscape Architects
Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA)
Associate, Boston Society of Architects (BSA)
Past Director, Landscape Architectural Foundation
Life Member, National Federation of Garden Clubs
American Sports Builders Association, Member of Professional Division


Former Landscape Instructor, Graduate School of Design (GSD), Harvard University

As a Senior Principal of Marshall|Gary Landscape Architects (1957-present) Mr. Gary has directed the professional design, environmental permitting, document production and administration services during construction in the development of over one thousand site projects including parks, playgrounds, parking, open space recreational sites, nature and bike trails, wetland replication, historic preservation, educational and civic facilities.

Design Awards:

While with the firm it has received over two dozen regional and national design awards for their projects including a presentation at the White House in Washington DC.


Service Former Member, Planning Board, Wayland, MA
Former Member, Urban Design Committee, Gloucester, MA
Former President, Sudbury Valley Trustees, Wayland, MA
Former Member, Urban Design Committee, Danvers, MA

Mr. Gary served on these Boards in the three communities in which he lived for a number of years.