IRVINE

Master Plan

Meet Ray Watson, the ‘Architect of Irvine’

Mar 28, 2019

Meet Ray Watson, the ‘Architect of Irvine’

Famed architect William Pereira created Irvine’s Master Plan, but it was Watson, as Irvine Company’s first urban planner, who led the building of a new city – from scratch.

A man, a plan, and a city

Jan 28, 2019

A man, a plan, and a city

William Mason built two of his own homes in his spare time. He taught civil engineering at the University of Washington, and served as a Boy Scout leader. Then he helped create the city of Irvine.

How does Irvine stay so green?

Jan 3, 2019

How does Irvine stay so green?

As communities around the nation, particularly in the arid Southwest, struggle to meet their water needs, the Irvine Ranch Water District has long been a national leader in the recycling of wastewater.

Pointing to the future

Dec 12, 2018

Pointing to the future

About 50 years ago, this iconic photo of William Pereira was taken in Aldrich Park, the center of UC Irvine, which he had designed along with the Master Plan for the city of Irvine. It appears as if he’s pointing to the future.