Described as LEGOs® on steroids, the Project Frog approach applies new technology to overcome the inefficiencies of traditional construction.

Project Challenge

Project Frog is on a mission to revolutionize the way buildings are created. Described as LEGOs® on steroids, the Project Frog approach applies new technology to overcome the inefficiencies of traditional construction.

The result is measurably greener and significantly smarter spaces such as the new 7500 square foot Crissy Field Center located on San Francisco’s waterfront adjacent to the picturesque Presidio and the Golden Gate Bridge. The Crissy Field Center consists of environmental education classrooms, a science lab, a community gathering room and popular Beach Hut Café.

Designed with durability in mind, high performance features include the sleek storefront with aluminum exterior, energy efficient glazing and signature clerestory.

Architectural Solution

Critical to the success of the project was the smooth integration of jamb and trim details to accomplish the desired exterior appearance. The creative JELD-WEN Architectural Consultant and Commercial Solutions team worked in concert with a distribution partner to design mulled, high performance window units which complimented the look of anodized aluminum and fit into a value conscious budget.

Intended as a model of sustainable development for both students and community, the project strived to reach its efficiency goals while minimizing its environmental footprint. Incorporating JELD-WEN W-4500 Arctic Silver casement and awning windows with stainless steel hinging hardware, the project team successfully accomplished their goal. In addition, these ENERGY STAR® certified windows maximized daylight in the buildings and aided the project in achieving (a pending) LEED Platinum designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Product Details

  • W-4500 Clad Wood Windows with AuraLast® Wood (pine)
  • ENERGY STAR® certified windows and doors featuring Low-E glazing
  • Prefinished Arctic Silver aluminum clad exteriors
  • Reliable 20-year warranted AuraLast® Wood (pine)

Project Team

  • Architect: MKThink - San Francisco, CA
  • Builder: Fisher Development - San Francisco, CA
  • Dealer: Associated Building Supply - Burlingame, CA