This private commission benefiting the City of Ventura takes inspiration from the historic importance of Serra Cross. Dating back to 1782, the cross is the original identifying landmark for San Buenaventura mission, providing a beacon for travelers from both land and sea.
We emphasized the potential for a timeless cultural destination that was educational, inspirational and a breath-taking wedding location. Designing with the views and various uses in mind, we created a graceful curving path, drawing visitors through a series of outdoor “galleries” featuring the stunning vistas of this amazing piece of the California coastline and beyond.
Now there is a dramatic entrance along a broad arching staircase (perfect for adorned brides and grooms), open spaces for educational and entertainment purposes, and an olive grove that provides ample shade on sun-drenched days.
Gravel pathways now connect seamlessly to the more extensive network of local hiking trails.
This once tired and neglected hilltop is now the polished 1 acre jewel featured atop Grant Park’s crown, surrounded by 107 acres of unspoiled landscape.