Citizen Public Market
Winner in Architectural Design Historic & Heritage
NCA Studio, Inc.
Duane Otten, Jonathan Sample, Green MEP, Design fo
Culver City, California
NCA Studio, Inc.
Evolving from the building’s rich history as the Citizen Publishing Company (1929), the food hall design fosters an eclectic atmosphere of dining and entertainment. Starting in 2018, the design team developed the building’s design and began designing the tenant stalls, guiding the space into its next life.
The concept embraced the existing Art Deco and Beaux Arts building elements, elevating their level of craft and beauty. The design team continued these nuanced motifs while working with all tenants to ensure the quality, craftsmanship, and honesty of materials created an inviting atmosphere. Wood grains, marbled stone, and hand-crafted tiles were carefully selected to compliment the variety of cuisines.
In addition to preserving its historical discourse within the local context, the project required highly specialized knowledge to navigate the city requirements. While preserving the integrity of the design, the team successfully navigated not only the complexities of a historic, unreinforced masonry building but also the necessary permits required to operate a food hall that occupied two municipalities within Los Angeles County.
Bio Over twenty years of experience in design, construction, and management fields including commercial, broadcast, hospitality, education, retail and residential fields. Leads the office with her passion for creative problem solving and quality design. She is committed to creating remarkable spaces through practical, sustainable and creative solutions. Licensed California Architect with expertise in Architecture, Design, Project Management, Restaurants, Single Family Residential, Broadcast, Tenant Improvement, Programming, Commercial Design and Program Management