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


Gold Nugget Award of Merit

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002


Best Commercial Retail Project

Pacific Coast Builders Conference, 2002