Agave / Saguaro



  • Shea Homes
  • Chula Vista, California
  • – Urban, Mixed-Use, Multi-Family

GMP provided landscape architectural designs for Agave and Saguaro, a 359-unit attached and detached multi-family town home community located within the master planned community of Windingwalk in Chula Vista, California. Agave, a 2007 SAM Awards winner for Best Landscape Architecture for an Attached Housing, features structures and design elements chosen to strongly reinforce and celebrate the architectural principals of San Diego’s own Irving Gill.

The community features exact replicas of his concrete trellis columns found today at the La Jolla Woman’s Club and one will see striking similarities to the Museum of Man dome in Balboa Park in the community’s signature structure located on the corner of Exploration Falls and Discovery. The community also features a varied plant palette from drought resistant Octopus Agave in raised modern style pots on pedestals to Aloe plantings and Deer Grass and tropical plantings of Bird of Paradise, Scheffleras and Cup of Gold vines that can be found in all the site trellis structures.

Residents and visitors can enjoy a resort-style pool, spa and outdoor dining areas complete with barbeque, shade structures, and community rooms. A tot-lot for varied age groups is centrally located within the community.