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Bishop O'Connell High School

Additions and Renovations

Constructed in 1956, Bishop O’Connell High School was initially 

planned as a separate boy’s and girl’s school, designed to share 

larger, central amenities such as a gymnasium and library.

Beginning in 1960 after becoming a coeducational school, and 

continuing today, additions, renovations, and improvements have been made to the original building.

To align its educational vision with its physical facilities, the 

modernization of the school includes a new classroom wing, with chapel space totaling 40,000 sf, and a new building entrance and connector integrated with a landscaped entry plaza. 

Nestled in the center of the classroom wing, a stone gothic 

styled chapel serves as a teaching space for religious studies.

Exterior amenities include a pedestrian plaza with amphitheater 

seating and a private courtyard flanking the chapel for 



Arlington, VA, USA

Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington

40,000 sqft.

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