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Belt Collins

Gene Yong, AICP

Senior Project Manager/Planner

M.S., Building Design, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
B., Architecture, University of Southern California


American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)


American Planning Association / Hawaii Chapter - Past President
The Early School - Board of Directors

Mr. Yong is a vice president and senior project manager with over 16 years of experience in urban planning , urban design, campus planning, resort and residential master planning, institutional facilities planning, and land use entitlements work. His clients have included Chaminade University, Mid-Pacific Institute, Kahuku High and Intermediate School, The Contemporary Museum, Shriners Hospitals for Children-Honolulu, Grove Farm, Hokulia, Kamehameha Schools, Queen Liliuokalani Trust, Punahou Schools, and the Hawaiian Mission Academy, among others. Prior to joining Belt Collins in its Singapore office, Mr. Yong was an urban planner for Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority for three years.

Key Projects: 
  • Vista Field Redevelopment Plan, Kennewick, Washington
  • Alderwood Campus Master Plan, Lynnwood, Washington
  • Kaneohe Town Center, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Pauahi Place Urban Design Guidelines, Kamehameha Schools, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Adaptive Reuse Study, former General Post Office Site, Singapore
  • Development Strategies for Remnant State Land Sites, Central Business District, Singapore
  • Pedestrian Network Plan, Central Business District, Singapore
  • Pedestrian Network Plan, World Trade Organization Conference, Singapore
  • 1010 Puako, South Kohala, Island of Hawaii
  • Akolea, South Hilo, Island of Hawaii
  • Hokulia, North Kona, Island of Hawaii
  • Hualalai, North Kona, Island of Hawaii
  • Waikoloa Beach Resort, South Kohala, Island of Hawaii
  • Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii
  • Royal Lahaina Resort, Maui, Hawaii
  • Grove Farm, Mahaulepu, Kauai, Hawaii
  • Kahu 'Aina Plantation, Kauai, Hawaii
  • Tripler Ridge, Samuel M. Damon Estate, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Taihe Springs Resort, Qingdao, China
  • Talikud Island, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Cariu Golf and Residential Estate, Cariu, Indonesia
  • Ponmudi Hill Resort and Residential Estate, Kerala, India
  • Chaminade University, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Punahou School, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Iolani School, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Mid-Pacific Institute, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Hawaiian Mission Academy, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Kahuku High and Intermediate School, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Central Union Church, Oahu, Hawaii
  • The Early School, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Central Union Church Preschool, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Pulelehua Elementary School, Maui, Hawaii
  • Sampoerna High School Master Plan, Taman Dayu, Java, Indonesia
  • Kamaile Elementary School Master Plan, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility,  Oahu, Hawaii
  • North Hawaii Community Hospital, Island of Hawaii
  • The Contemporary Museum, Oahu, Hawaii
  • First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu at Koolau, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Shriners Hospital for Children-Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Marianist Center of Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Saint Louis School, Oahu, Hawaii
  • Makakilo Quarry, Kapolei, Oahu, Hawaii
  • White Sand Golf Club, Mauna Lani, Island of Hawaii