A pioneer in Master Planning

Alberto Treviño Jr., one of Irvine Company’s original planners who helped create the city of Irvine from scratch, died Sept. 29 at his home in Laguna Beach. He was 90.

Few people have had as much impact on Irvine’s early development as Treviño, who worked on implementing Irvine’s Master Plan from 1961 to 1965. He designed the villages of University Park and Turtle Rock, as well as the Fashion Island shopping center, achievements he was proud of throughout his long career.

“Irvine is on a roll these days,” Treviño wrote in 2018. “Simply put, Irvine’s Master Plan has been a resounding success – and it continues to guide the city’s thoughtful evolution and growth.”

Treviño’s wife of 60 years, Dolores, died in 2015. He left behind 11 children and in-laws, 22 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. While some have hailed him as a visionary planner, he has humbly credited his success to “lucky breaks, and the people you meet.”

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