This project consisted of a facility assessment of the property (buildings and land) located in Bristow, Virginia to enable leadership of the Benedictine Sisters of Virginia (BSV) to meet current and future needs of its religious community while making optimal use of its buildings and land. The property is 124 acres containing a Monastery, sponsored ministries such as elementary school and transitional housing, cemetery and 12 out-buildings. The assessment and planning process led to a decision to construct a replacement Monastery and repurpose the existing Monastery, and established a land use plan that clearly delineated zones for community use, sponsored Ministries and future development.
Phase 1 consisted of a replacement Monastery located on the east side of the existing BSV campus. This phase included full design services through design development including Special Use Permit (SUP) coordination.
Phase 2 included full design services from design development through construction administration for the replacement Monastery and a guest house located on the east side of the existing BSV campus.
The basis for design was equal to assisted living while providing flexibility for conversion if the Sisters decide to divest the property in the future.