|[February 26, 2013]
Project Frog Wins the Company's Largest Public School Contract to Date
SAN FRANCISCO --(Business Wire)--
Frog, Inc., the industry leader of technologically-advanced
component buildings, formally announces the award of 200,000 square feet
of new facilities for South San Francisco Unified School District
("SSFUSD") marking the company's largest contract to date. Over the next
three years, fourteen SSFUSD campuses will receive an assortment of one-
and two-story classroom, library, multi-purpose and science facilities
from Project Frog.
First, the SSFUSD Board of Trustees voted unanimously to select Project
Frog and its build partner, USS Cal Builders, as the solution for the
Measure J Modular Replacement Program. Most recently, four more campuses
were added to the scope of work, all to be delivered via a 'lease-
leaseback' contract with the District.
"With the passage of the $162M Measure J Bond, South City voters
supported our goal to provide contemporary, safe, and clean learning
environments for our students," said District Superintendent Alejandro
Hogan. "And now, with the selection of Project Frog's high performance
buildings, we are able to exceed our goals, and provide a host of new
environments that will inspire learning, well-being and a sense of
school pride for the kids of South City."
HMC Architects, which collaborated with Project Frog on the overall
design of its education platform, will serve a the Architect of Record.
Several Bay Area architectural firms will contribute to site specific
design and adaptations of the component buildings, including
Oakland-based HKIT Architects, Cody Anderson Wasney (CAW) Architects of
Palo Alto (News - Alert), and Santa Rosa's Quattrocchi Kwok Architects (QKA). Bond
program management is provided by Swinerton Management & Consulting.
"South San Francisco Unified does not have time for status quo thinking.
We have a real urgency for better facilities delivered yesterday,"
said James "Larry" Scott, the District Bond Program Director. "The
district selected Project Frog because they offer an innovative,
out-of-the-box approach to delivering high-quality, green school
buildings fast and on budget. And I'm confident that they will come
through on that promise."
In anticipation of the Phase One work beginning this spring, complete
drawing sets for all 2013 projects have been submitted to the Division
of the State Architect (DSA). Additionally, Project Frog is developing
several more DSA Pre-Checks (PCs) to facilitate "over-the-counter" (OTC)
review, and has already received a PC for its two-story, 12-classroom
"We are thrilled that South San Francisco Unified has put its confidence
in Project Frog to deliver its vision for new facilities," said Ann
Hand, CEO of Project Frog. "This contract is a real step change for
Project Frog and gets us that much closer to achieving our mission for
schools -- to bring better, brighter, healthier learning environments to
more kids across the country."
Project Frog provides high tech component buildings that assemble on
site, giving architects and contractors a fast and cost-effective way to
create beautiful and environmentally sustainable buildings. The
innovative technology and manufacturing capabilities significantly
improve the new construction process for its commercial clients in the
education, government, retail and healthcare sectors. In 2011, the
company raised a $22 million round of venture financing led by GE Energy
Financial Services, enabling Project Frog to rapidly build its customer
base and nationwide project pipeline.
About Project Frog
Better. Greener. Faster. Smart. Project Frog is on a mission to
revolutionize the way buildings are created by applying technology to
overcome the inefficiencies of traditional construction. The result is a
structure that is measurably greener and significantly smarter; creating
brighter, healthier spaces that inspire better performance from the
people who occupy them. Project Frog offers a versatile ecosystem of
products that adapt to all kinds of uses including: healthcare,
education and retail. The innovative systems are frequent recipients of
industry awards for their design and performance. For more information,
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