Design

800+ Ministry-Based Designs

BGW offers an unmatched level of expertise in church design as well as broad experience with Christian school and higher education projects. With a portfolio of more than 800 ministry-based projects nationwide, the BGW process has been proven to deliver the best possible stewardship of ministry resources.

BGW Design Charrette 

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 real-time adaptations by the architect based on the feedback of key ministry leaders and the local BGW church builder.

 

During this process, the vision of the ministry is captured and translated into preliminary site plans, floor plans, elevations, seating diagrams and exterior renderings.

“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.  
Kevin Hewitt, Executive Director/President
Christian Children's Home of Ohio
During the design charrette, all of our questions were answered, sometimes before we could ask or even think of them! Most of us thought that we were going to be given a plan and that would be it. Instead, BGW gave us five options to consider, helping us get more buy-in for the new building.
John Griffin, Overseer / Building Committee
Melrose Community Church – Roseburg, OR
BGW was understanding and open, really listening to us. The new structure concept they designed was incredible!
Matt Horton, Finance Director
Ocean View Church and Christian Academy - San Diego, CA
The design process was everything we wanted it to be and more! We now have a good plan of what’s to come and we're looking forward to the next steps!
Adolfo Suarez, Executive Director
Iglesia Doral Jesus Worship Center - Doral, FL
“Our design charrette with BGW went better than expected and the architect David Tyson was outstanding! His experience and insight into our situation was extraordinary and he was very patient with us.”  
Pastor Larry Webb
Shadow Mountain Church - Gardnerville, NV
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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?