Cypress Park High School
Salas O’Brien partnered with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD and performed mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering for Cypress Park High School—a new, $112 million project that aimed to expand the district’s capacity and increase retention.
With over 85 schools and nearly 115,000 students enrolled each year, Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District (CFISD) ranks as the third largest school district in Texas—right behind the Houston and Dallas city districts. The population in the region has been growing rapidly over recent years, and with that growth, the demand for new schools has been rising.
The construction of Cypress Park High School was planned in response to population growth in the district, and leadership needed a trustworthy mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm for the project. This three-story, 592,000-square-foot high school features a multi-level atrium, a community building for fine arts and indoor athletics, and an auditorium, among other features. The structure is built on a master-planned, multi-campus educational village site that will grow to include a middle school and elementary school.
Our engineers worked to design a remote central plant, water-cooled chillers, gas-fired boilers, chilled and hot water piping, and five electrical services to support the high school, as well as a full sprinkler system with fire pump and domestic booster pump.
The finished high school can accommodate up to 3,000 students, and it has already relieved overflow from the nearby Cypress Springs and Cypress Lakes high schools—accomplishing the district council’s goal for expansion and retention.