Bill R. Johnson CTE Center

Crowley Independent School District (CISD) had a pressing need for a Career and Technical High School that could provide vocational training supported by real-world learning labs. The new school serves 1,800 students and, in partnership with Tarrant County College, allows students to earn a high school diploma and an associate’s degree at the same time.

To help CISD reach its sustainability goals, our team combined geothermal technology, water source heat pumps, and packaged rooftop units to maximize the district’s energy efficiency. This unique facility combines early college and career preparation programs in one facility and features 13 programs of study, including a cosmetology center with a spa, a fully functional commercial kitchen and restaurant, an automotive shop with four working bays, a television and audio studio, a courtroom, an architectural studio, and biomedical, robotics, aviation, engineering, vet tech, construction technology, logistics, and welding labs.

Completion Year



276,981 square feet

Construction Cost

$74 million

Project Partner

VLK Architects

Project Photography

Chad Davis