Columbia University, Master of Science in Building Design
University of Southern California, Bachelor of Architecture

Professional Affiliations

American Planning Association
American Institute of Certified Planners

Areas of Special Competence

Urban Planning
Facilities Planning
Education Planning
Land Planning
Land Use Entitlements
Interior Space Planning
Feasibility Analysis
Program Management

Gene Yong, AICP

Senior Associate

Years Experience: 34

Gene Yong has provided a broad range of planning services across the Pacific Rim, including Southeast Asia, the Hawaiian Islands and the Continental United States. Projects have included long-range facilities master plans, entitlements, and feasibility studies for private developers, public and private K-12 and higher education schools, large institutional clients, and various public agencies.

A strategist and designer at heart, Mr. Yong supports clients throughout all aspects of pre-construction planning and design phases. These include strategic decision making regarding resource allocation and prioritization, facilities-related implementation and acquisition strategies, detailed planning concepts for large campuses and installations, continuous and holistic stakeholder engagement, and a successful track record of entitlements and regulatory approvals.

His efforts have led to the successful execution of award-winning projects such as the repurposing of Singapore’s former General Post Office Building as a luxury boutique hotel, the Fullerton; a new 2-5 Learning Complex for Punahou School, the acquisition of Date-Laau properties to enable expansion of Iolani School; the complete reconstruction of Shriners Hospital for Children in Honolulu; a new Waterfront Production Services Support facility for Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard; and a new District-Wide Master Plan and $259 million bond for the Mountain View Whisman School District.

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