The Hill District branch was the first new Carnegie library to be built in 30 years and the first to receive a LEED Silver certification. This was a negotiated GMP project, resulting in a 25% savings. The “postage stamp” size project site, located at a busy city intersection necessitated close coordination and strong control of schedule for deliveries, staging and construction. A. Martini & Co. aggressively pursued minority participation and neighborhood participation by numerous, scheduled local workshops; final result was 20% above goal. The nontraditional, contemporary design truly makes this a community centerpiece.