Architect and historian points out success of Master Plan.
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.
City is ranked No. 1 in fiscal strength
Turns out, Irvine is one of the healthiest cities in America.
For the best views in Irvine, make your way up to the top of the city — into Orchard Hills.
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.
Irvine has a new addition to its vast collection of national accolades: This time, for how well the city government is run.
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.
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.
Under the boughs of a citrus tree, on a mossy rock in Aldrich Park, lies a bronze plaque that marks the birthplace of Irvine.