With its graceful arches, cupolas and patios, the 95,000-square-foot Encino Marketplace is the birthplace of many of the architectural and experiential elements that would later become a signature Caruso style.

Encino Marketplace was the first major retail project that opened in Los Angeles after the devastating 1994 Northridge earthquake, and was hailed at the time as a symbol of the city’s resiliency and community spirit.

After the earthquake, city construction codes changed as a result and the project had to be re-engineered from the ground up. Nonetheless, Caruso’s focus and management discipline ensured that the project continued on schedule, and it opened after only 21 weeks of construction.

Today, it serves as a vital neighborhood resource, offering a convenient mix of retail stores, services, restaurants and a supermarket.