St. Rose of Lima Priests Retirement Home

Diocese of Arlington

Annandale, Virginia


The goal for this project was to create a supportive and appropriate home environment for 20 retired priests. Initially, GBR Architects worked with the Diocesan Committee to develop key quantitative and qualitative criteria to evaluate three potential building sites. Following site selection, GBR Architects designed a residential facility to meet the priests’ unique needs for worship, communal and independent living spaces. The building has been built in multiple phases as the diocesan priest population reaches retirement age.