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James McCrery, assistant professor, architecture, was featured in an article published by the Arlington Catholic Herald, discussing the rise in church construction within the Arlington Diocese. See below.

Church construction boom in Arlington Diocese

From: Arlington Catholic Herald
Date: November 16, 2016
Author: Zoey Maraist

Since then, the parish has been saving money to build a new spiritual home, from fundraising at the annual spaghetti dinner or the recent capital campaign. Now, they have an architectural plan and hope to move forward with in the next few years.

Architect James McCrery, a graduate of Bishop O’Connell High School in Arlington, created designs for several diocesan upcoming projects, including St. Paul. He described the new church as traditional, colonial style, and “clearly Catholic but clearly Virginian.” The 300-seat church will have a bell tower, stained glass windows and a statue of St. Paul in a nook above the front door...

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