The Grove

Los Angeles, California
Client: Caruso Affiliated

It was very important for me to try to transport people to a better place and time. I wanted to create a Main Street for a city that does not have one.”

Rick Caruso

CEO, Caruso Affiliated

Project Description

  • Winner of seven national awards, the 600,000-sf open-air development is a thriving, urban, pedestrian-oriented retail and entertainment destination.
  • Connected to the Los Angeles Farmers Market and centered around a “Main Street” and a “Town Green” – in a city that has neither – the master plan uses active, welcoming public spaces as anchors.
  • Pedestrian-scaled streetscapes and an overall European aesthetic creates a spirited sense of place.

Photographer: RMA Architectural Photographers

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Award for Excellence

Urban Land Institute, 2003


Best New Shopping Center (400,000–1,000,000 Square Feet)

International Council of Shopping Centers, 2003


Thea Award – Outstanding Achievement Award

Themed Entertainment Association, 2003


Gold Nugget Award of Merit

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002


Best Commercial Retail Project

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002