Vienna, VA


Complete 2006


multi-phased addition and renovation on 24-acre site

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Our Lady of Good Counsel

This extensive project includes master planning and design for multi-phased additions and renovations to an existing church and school complex on a 24-acre site in Vienna, Virginia. The project was designed to allow the existing K-8 school and church facility to remain open throughout the construction process.

Phase I includes a two-story multi-purpose hall with commercial kitchen, a high school regulation size gym, music room and computer lab. Phase II consists of a greatly expanded narthex gathering area for the existing 1,000-seat church, and a new entrance façade, stair hall, and administrative offices for the school. Phase III adds a contemporary new chapel seating 100 persons, designed for daily masses, weddings and funerals.

The winner of numerous design awards, the chapel is noteworthy for its inventive and elegant use of brick and light to create a spiritually evocative space.


  • Award of Merit / Virginia Society AIA 2007
  • Award of Merit / Northern Virginia AIA 2006
  • Best-in-Class - Houses of Worship / Brick Industry 2007
  • Masonry Design First Award / Masonry Institute, Inc. 2006


“LeMay Erickson Willcox was selected as the best of five local architectural firms that were vetted for a $13 million construction and renovation project....LeMay Erickson Willcox received national attention and awards for the design of our new chapel....It is my pleasure to offer the highest of recommendations for LeMay Erickson Willcox.”

Rev. John M. O’Neill, OSFS Our Lady of Good Counsel Church Vienna, Virginia