Diocese of Arlington Identifies Two Partnerships for Relocation of Paul VI High School 2015-10-20

Contact: Elise Italiano, Director of Communications

Phone: 703-841-2517

Mobile: 571-215-8731




(ARLINGTON, VA) The Diocese of Arlington will partner with premier architectural and development firms as it proceeds with the relocation of Paul VI Catholic High School (PVI) to its new campus in South Riding, Virginia.


The Diocese has selected VMDO Architects, a leader in school design and sustainable architecture, to design PVI'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 High School.


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


"It is important that we honor our past as we plan for the future of PVI," Colwell shared. "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."


Additionally, the Diocese will partner with the IDI Group Companies for the redevelopment of the current PVI site in the City of Fairfax. The IDI Group Companies specialize in the development of residential properties and mixed-use projects throughout the Washington, D.C. metropolitan region, They have recently obtained approval from the City of Fairfax to develop a residential condominium property at the Mantua Professional Center.


As announced earlier this year, the Diocese of Arlington plans to relocate Paul VI Catholic High School from its current 18-acre campus in Fairfax City to a 68-acre property 12 miles west in South Riding, Virginia.