Sunday, August 21, 2016
University Park - Irvine's First Village
In 1965, The Irvine Company created the Village of University Park, the first development on what would later become the City of Irvine. William Pereira's Master Plan was brought to life in the village's initial neighborhood of 585 homes. The first 200 families moved in during the spring and summer of 1966. This July, they celebrated a 50 year anniversary with a Homecoming Celebration in the community.
Our guest this week is local resident Alan Hess who discusses the innovative design and planning concepts of University Park.
Alan Hess is an architect, author, lecturer and advocate for twentieth-century architectural preservation.
You can listen to the podcast here.