A. Martini & Co. was selected through a bidding process to perform preconstruction and construction services for Goggle’s Pittsburgh headquarters in the former Nabisco Bakery Factory. One phase of this work included the “You Grow Café & Teaching Kitchen.” This area within their Bakery Square Campus was built to serve as a state of the art organic cafeteria with stations that included movable hydroponic vegetable towers, a rooftop garden and chicken coop. The kitchen area is used daily to serve breakfast and lunch, as well as a teaching or class area for staff interested in learning more about cooking and healthy eating practices. From the start of the build-out, Google’s team stressed the importance of their vision, that each of the departments be built using sustainable design and construction practices. Each phase was constructed using the LEED Qualifications checklist – with particular focus on construction waste management, utilization of local materials, implementing sustainable water and energy systems and creating a healthy work environment for each employee. This mission was not only achieved, but visitors touring the Google facility or coming in for meetings can see and feel this in the atmosphere, as well as hear it from team members.