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Unrivaled Expertise

With a portfolio of nearly 800 designs for churches and Christian schools nationwide, BGW offers a level of expertise and market focus that is unrivaled in the architecture industry.

Stewardship Focus

Reducing the cost of construction begins with cost-effective design. BGW has developed unique design strategies aimed at delivering the best possible stewardship of ministry resources.

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“I was skeptical that this could be done in 3 days, particularly in light of our previous experience with other architects, but in this short time, we developed a tremendous amount of momentum for our project and excitement within our staff. BGW desires to be a firm that glorifies God and they took the time to understand our heart and where we wanted to go.” 

 

– Kevin Hewitt, Executive Director/President, Christian Children’s Home of Ohio

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Charrette Design Process

BGW Architects utilize a unique design process called a “charrette,” an intense and highly collaborative effort that takes place over a 2–3 day period at the ministry site. This dynamic and cost-effective process allows design solutions to evolve quickly with direct participation of key ministry leaders and real-time adaptations by the architect. During this process, the vision of the ministry is captured and translated into preliminary site plans, floor plans, elevations, seating diagrams and exterior renderings.

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“Even after the first evening of the charrette, I had committee members come to me and say, “I’m so glad that we are using this service.” We were so impressed that Don Mahoney and his support staff had such a good command and understanding of church construction strategies and the ability to articulate what they are thinking.”

– Tom Cain, Allisonville Christian Church – Indianapolis, IN

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BGW Studios 3D Animation

There is nothing like 3D Animation to really bring your ministry vision to life! BGW Studios can take your preliminary design to the next level by animating the images and creating fly-through visuals that can help cast your vision to the congregation and generate excitement as you launch your fundraising campaign.

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“The process so far has been fantastic! We were blown away with BGW’s creativity and all the extra things they bring to the table, especially the idea of using the facility to pay for the upgrades as well as expose new people to the church. Our heads are still spinning with possibilities!”

 

– George Verkaik, Building Committee Chair, Trinity Evangelical Free Church | Eustis, FL

 

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Embedded Church Design

At BGW, we believe that a ministry is most effective when it is fully immersed in its community and that buildings can play a key role in moving a ministry toward an embedded identity. Our architects focus on helping ministries consider how their new facility can be designed to be a more effective ministry tool that meets the needs of the community not just on Sundays, but 7 days a week, allowing the ministry to engage with unchurched people in new and practical ways.

Ready to cast your vision for the future?