The papers Ron Yeo consist of reports, subject files, publications, and correspondence relating to environmental and cultural
initiatives in Orange County. Much of the collection relates to preservation of open space in Orange County, including materials
about UC Irvine’s “Project 21” Open Space Action Group, the preservation of Upper Newport Bay, the Santa Ana River and the
Aliso Creek Corridor. Other materials document Yeo's participation in Orange County Arts Alliance, the Natural History Foundation
of Orange County, and University of California, Irvine.
Ron Yeo was born on June 17, 1933 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California with
a Bachelor of Architecture in 1959. He was officially licensed in 1960 as an architect. In 1963, he founded Ron Yeo, Architect,
Inc. With his office located in Corona del Mar, he worked on a variety of projects located in and around Orange County. In
1965, he was appointed to be on the board of directors for the University of California, Irvine’s “Project 21,” which had
the goal to ensure that Orange County entered the 21st century with a well-planned area. He led one of the multiple study
groups titled, Open Space. He was a member of the Orange County Planning Commission from 1972-1973, and again from 1975-1976.
In addition, he was the chairman of the Orange County Housing and Community Development Task Force in 1978. He assisted in
the development of the Upper Newport Bay Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center and Back Bay Science Center, which eventually
opened in 2001. He has been listed as a notable architect by Marquis Who’s Who in 2004.
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