Diocese chooses architect, developer for Paul VI

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The Diocese of Arlington will partner with premier architectural and development firms as it proceeds with the relocation of Paul VI Catholic High School from its 18-acre campus in Fairfax to its new 68-acre campus in South Riding.

The diocese selected VMDO Architects, a leader in school design and sustainable architecture, to design Paul VI's new campus in Loudoun County.

"Our students deserve a facility that is as exceptional as they are. I look forward to working with VMDO on a design for our campus that is inspiring to all," said Ginny Colwell, principal of Paul VI.

A subsequent phase of design will include consultative meetings between the architectural firm and select committees from the Paul VI community.

"It is important that we honor our past as we plan for the future of PVI," Colwell said. "We are thrilled to begin this working relationship and to capture the vision that our community has for PVI's future. VMDO is committed to engaging our community, identifying our needs, and preserving our unique culture, mission and vision."

The diocese will partner with the IDI Group Companies for the redevelopment of the current Paul VI site in Fairfax. The IDI Group Companies specialize in the development of residential properties and mixed-use projects throughout the Washington metro area. They recently obtained approval from the city of Fairfax to develop a residential condominium property at the Mantua Professional Center.

"As the Paul VI community looks forward to transitioning to its new campus in Loudoun County, I am pleased that the City of Fairfax has such a respected and skillful developer in IDI. We are pleased that the site will remain in such capable hands," said Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2015