Fred Buxton was born in San Antonio, Texas in 1926. After an honorable discharge from the US Naval Air Force, he enrolled at Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture in 1950. Upon moving to Houston, he founded Fred Buxton & Associates, and enjoyed a successful Landscape Architecture practice for over 50 years His most notable accomplishments include The Woodlands New Town, Texas A& M Research Park, Waterwood, Kaneb, Shell Research Center, The Park at Post Oak, Guadalupe National Park, Harbor Walk, Fort Bend Tollroad Landscape Master Plan, and many other developments including local, state, and national parks, urban plazas, shopping centers, open-space design and campus planning. Fred Buxton was an innovator in the design of water conservation systems. He was a Visiting Distinguished Lecturer, Department of Architecture, The University of Texas at Austin, 1969-1970. He was a member of the American society of Landscape Architects and a member of the American Planning Association. He received more than thirty local, state, and national awards.