Calcagnini Contemplative Center


Constructed on a breathtaking 55-acre site in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgetown University’s Calcagnini Contemplative Center inspires students of all faiths. In addition to religious retreats, Georgetown University offers ESCAPE, an overnight, nondenominational reflective experience for the university’s first-year and transfer students that is held at the center.

The Calcagnini Contemplative Center includes a dining hall, community building, courtyards, a caretaker’s house and a small chapel. Shockey also built 28 cabins that house up to 78 visitors. An existing historic farmhouse, circa 1885, was relocated to the property and rehabilitated.

The project won numerous construction awards, including an Award of Excellence from NAIOP.

Project Details

  • LOCATION Clarke County, VA
  • OWNER Georgetown University
  • ARCHITECT Dynerman Architects, PC
  • SIZE 26,800 SF
  • OUR ROLE Preconstruction, Construction Manager at Risk
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