Project Name
Waterside at Marina del Rey

Location
Marina del Rey, Calif.

Square Footage
130,000

Architect
Perkowitz + Ruth
Architects

Client
Caruso Affiliated

Credits

Leasing Tenant Coordination
Caruso Affiliated

Landscape Architect
TGP Inc.

Civil Engineer
KPFF Consulting Engineers

Lighting Design
Francis Krahe & Associates Inc.

Structural Engineer
Wiseman + Rohy Structural Engineers

Contractor
Snyder Langston

Call it the Caruso treatment. Developer Caruso Affiliated charged design firm Perkowitz + Ruth Architects with the task of transforming a vanilla neighborhood center into a more upscale lifestyle setting. With details like articulated façades, a wide pedestrian walkway and design features like whimsical lighting and fountains, that's exactly what Perkowitz + Ruth delivered in conceiving the reborn Waterside at Marina del Rey in California. One of the major challenges designers overcame was breaking up the segmented massing of the existing center. They achieved this through creating open walkways and framed storefront façades. At the heart of the project is a 3,500-square-foot cobblestone and tile courtyard.