curriculum vitae

Wolfgang Frey

Architect, Chairman of Frey Group

Wolfgang Frey, a dynamic, sought-after public speaker and architectural visionary, has headed Frey Architekten since 1991. Founded in 1959 by Friedrich Frey, the architectural office is located in the German eco-city of Freiburg im Breisgau. As one of the pioneers in sustainable architecture, Frey Architekten has been using solar panels since 1972. In addition, the office has an international presence in China, Russia, Israel and other parts of Europe. The Frey Group, which the architectural office is a part of, acts as investor, project devoloper and leasing company.

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Cooperation with the Bosung Group for SOLASEADO (Südkorea)


Honorary Professorship of the Jilin University of Architecture (CHN)

Partnership with Elion Resources Group for the renaturation and urban development of the Kubuqi Desert

Completion of the shell of an own investment project in the Sino-German Ecopark in Qingdao

The principal and the governor award Frey with the honorary doctor at the Universidad Nacional de Tumbes.

Cooperation with the large Russian corporation Morton and Siemens AG in sustainable urban development.

Awarded with the „Initiative Deutschland – Land des Langen Lebens“ prize for the project Heidelberg Village at the Demography Congress 2015 in Berlin.

Continued cooperation with the Israel Green Building Counsil (ILGBC).

Copperation with Qiu Baoxing, the former Vice Minister for Construction in China and the translation of his main work from Chinese into German.

Introduction of “Smart Green Tower” with a consortium of experts and partner like Fraunhofer Institute and Siemens.

Publication of „Die neue Architektur der Pflege – Bausteine für innovative Wohnmodelle“ (‘The Latest Architecture for Care Facilities’) with prologue from Wolfgang Schäuble, German Federal Minister for Finance.

Development of Heidelberg Village – the living community.

Wolfgang Frey is awarded a prize as one of „Übermorgenmacher“ (‘Tomorrow’s Movers and Shakers’).

Publication of Free Energy.

Publication of Freiburg Green City – Approaches to Sustainable Urban Development.

On behalf of the City of Freiburg, Wolfgang Frey presents examples of sustainable architecture and urban development at the EXPO 2010 in Shanghai.

Founding of „pro scholar gmbh“, a leasing enterprise.

Founding of the property developer „Freie Liegenschaftsverwaltung GmbH“ (FLV).

Since 1998
Construction of passive houses with exclusive use of renewable materials.

Takes over as firm manager.

Completes studies in Architecture at the Technische Universität Berlin (final degree: Diplom-Ingenieur, German graduate engineer) and study tours to Yemen, India, Portugal, Italy, Sweden and the USA.

The installation of the first solar energy panels and thermal heat pumps in self-financed pilot projects through the Frey office.