Case Study

Pasadena Independent School District (ISD)

Pasadena CTE High School

Salas O’Brien’s mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering experts helped Pasadena CTE create a space where over 1,700 students can get hands-on training that prepares them for the future.

Because of its unique purpose, Pasadena’s building design and construction involved unique challenges. The school’s focus on vocational training created a need for collaborative meeting areas and lab facilities where students could receive instruction in disciplines from cosmetology to welding to construction. Salas O’Brien’s engineers leveraged their experience in collaborative layout design to help create areas outside of the traditional classroom environment for students and staff to meet for small group interaction as well as areas for hands-on vocational training.

Because energy efficiency and sustainability are high priorities for the Pasadena Independent School District, our team also used day lighting, recycling, low-VOC products, and renewable solar and wind energy to sustainably meet the unique power requirements.


Pasadena, Texas

Construction Cost:

Project Size:
253,100 Square Feet

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering