Interior Design: Duane Otten Interiors
Graphic and Environmental Designer: Jonathan Sample
Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineering: Green MEP (shell and core), and Design for Restaurants Plus (tenant spaces)
Landscape Design: Salt Landscape Design
Lighting Design: Oculus Lighting Design
Kitchen Consultant: Design for Restaurants Plus
Shell and Core Health Department Consultant: FE Consulting
General Contractor: United Properties
Photographer: Frank Wonho & Tanveer Badal

I truly appreciate all NCA’s work on Citizen Public Market. Their knowledge of codes and technical requirements is second to none in the industry, and I found their judgement on design issues to be crucial to the successful completion of the project.

Rick Moses
RmD Development, Citizen Market Food Hall

I was referred to NCA Studio because of their reputation for precision work and personability. I was interested in an architect who would not only complete the job to my satisfaction but also be available for any type of questions. NCA was always available to help me through the process of developing our dining counter in a new multitenant food hall. I am very satisfied with the service NCA has provided, and would confidently refer them to anyone needing architectural services in the future.

Peter Tulaney
Owner, Weho Sausage

Citizen Public Market

Evolving from the 7,500 sf building’s rich history as the Citizen Publishing Company (1929) and Culver City’s film and entertainment background, this adaptive reuse development fosters an eclectic atmosphere of dining and entertainment for individuals of all types.

When NCA Studio Inc joined the United Properties and RM/d team in 2018, we further developed the design for the base building and began the tenant designs while guiding the space into its next evolution.

From the start, the development team knew they wanted to embrace the striking Art Deco and Beaux Arts building elements while maintaining that era’s level of craft and beauty throughout. The design brings those intricate details inside with the custom carved marble at the elevator, custom building signage, natural stone floors, and vintage French oak floors. Original elements such as the brick walls and exposed wood structure were embraced and celebrated.

In addition to the focus on design craft, the project required a high level of technical skill to navigate the overlapping facets of the city and building requirements. As with many older buildings, this required close coordination with the city and design team to navigate the complexities of the unreinforced masonry structure and historic building requirements, upgrades to the majority of the building infrastructure, procurement of outdoor dining permit, conditional use alcohol permits (CUB), and health department permits, as well as navigating the complex issues to cross multiple city boundaries all while preserving the integrity of the design.

NCA Studio Inc also designed the majority of the tenant spaces and worked with all tenants to ensure that the same level of quality, craftsmanship, and honesty of materials were brought into the units to create an inviting atmosphere. This is where wood grains, marbling of stone and hand-crafted tiles were carefully selected and designed to represent a variety of cuisines while supporting the overall aesthetic. In a contemporary homage to materiality and beauty, the history of the building is not forgotten, but rather built upon.

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