Project Frog Awarded Contract for New Facilities for South San Francisco Unified School District
Project 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 as 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, 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 building.
“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.