St. Peter’s Episcopal Church was established in 1961. Their original structure was dedicated on a six acre wooded lot in historic Arlington, Virginia in 1963 and envisioned as the first step in a multi-phased construction and expansion plan. In 2010, the Vestry convened a building committee to pursue a program of facility renovations and expansion to create a parish with “adequate and welcoming space for both new and existing families and provide accessible facilities to all.” Building on the Church’s simple beauty and welcoming character, the renovation and addition project focused on the following programmatic priorities : expansion of Narthex space, improvement of Sunday School facilities, addition of a Parish Hall, improvement to administrative and music facilities and the provision of universal accessibility throughout. The new design features a reconfigured front entrance, oriented toward site arrival with an iconic steeple, sheltering loggia and clearly identifiable front door. Inside, a light-filled Narthex stretches between the existing Nave to the new fellowship room creating ample space for social events and venues for adult education and formal gatherings.