Case Study

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District

Cypress Park High School

With over 85 schools and a 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 region has been growing rapidly over recent years, heightening the demand for new schools. Cypress Park High School was built in response to this demand, and Salas O’Brien stepped in to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering 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.


Cypress, Texas

Construction Cost:
$112 Million

Project Size:
592,806 Square Feet

Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Engineering