Wheat Design Group works for a variety of clients who represent schools, churches, and private residences. Our team enjoys these unique opportunities to be creative and engage one-on-one with clients to address their needs and achieve their vision. The spaces that we design make areas of living and private engagements comfortable, beautiful, and sustainable.

Some of WDG’s private work includes:

  • St. Mark Catholic Church in Oro Valley

  • Gallego Intermediate Fine Arts Magnet School

  • Ocotillo Elementary School

  • MLK Apartments

  • Residential Clients

  • Habitat for Humanity - Yavapai Subdivision

  • Literacy Connects - Sanctuary Addition and New Parking Lot

  • Casas Ontario Project - Pima County Community Land Trust (pro bono)

  • Veterans Memorial at Sierra Vista Veterans Memorial Park

  • Christ Presbyterian Church

  • Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona (Willcox location)

Above: Front elevation rendering of Christ Presbyterian Church. The client envisioned an enhanced landscape to provide an aesthetically pleasing street view of the church, along with building shading and signage. A desert-adapted plant palette will create an easy landscape to maintain.

Above and Below: These renderings show WDG’s modeling capabilities for residential projects. An important aspect of working with a client is effectively communicating the design intent, which is especially important at the residential scale. Modeling allows us to convey our ideas and let the client experience and modify the design before the project is built.

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Above: The MLK Apartments is an infill project that contributes both high density housing and below-grade parking to Tucson’s downtown. Its central location provides nearby entertainment opportunities and convenient city bus access for residents. The project included streetscape improvements, a plaza (to be completed in a future phase) and a roof terrace. WDG provided hardscape and planting plans, construction administration, and LEED documentation.


Above: The St. Mark Catholic Church project involved the expansion of existing parking lots and creation of an exterior gathering space on the church’s west side. WDG regularly coordinated with the church leaders and the engineer during design. Coordination efforts allowed WDG to provide the church with the uses it required for the space, and to ensure that existing stormwater basins capacity would not be impacted. Landscape plans, irrigation plans, rainwater harvesting plans, and a site resource inventory were completed for review by Oro Valley Development and Infrastructure Services.