INNOVATIVE DESIGN


BGW Architects offers an unmatched level of expertise in church design as well as broad experience with Christian school and higher education projects. We have developed innovative and creative design solutions for more than 850 ministry-based projects nationwide. 

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

"BGW desires to be a firm that glorifies God and they took the time to understand our heart and where we wanted to go. "

Pastor Vernon Rainwater

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED - LONGWOOD, FL

STEWARDSHIP-DRIVEN


Many architectural firms can provide creative design solutions, but creative design alone can be problematic if it is simply an exercise to show fantastic possibilities that have little chance of getting funded. We believe that reducing the cost of construction begins at the earliest stages with a design strategy that is focused on delivering the highest level of stewardship. Our mission is to provide innovative designs that work within the parameters of a ministry’s budget and actually get built. 


Unlike most architects that charge percentage-based fees, our fees are fixed for each stage of the project. In our experience, percentage-based fees often lead to over-priced plans that do not fit within the ministry budget. This often is discovered upon receipt of final bids from the subcontracting community, followed by a panicked stage of alterations to the drawings in a desperate attempt to reduce costs, which can result in a devastating lack of value to the project. By fixing the architectural fees, the architect is inspired to make decisions from the earliest stages that can reduce construction costs.

BGW came into our building project at a time when it was in great trouble and they 

rescued us. They were also able to see our great hope in building something that had

extraordinary beauty that we had dreamed God would give us, and keep us under budget.

Pastor Vernon Rainwater

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED - LONGWOOD, FL

BGW came into our building project at a time when it was in great trouble and they

rescued us. They were also able to see our great hope in building something that had extraordinary beauty that we had dreamed God would give us, and keep us under budget.

Pastor Vernon Rainwater

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED - LONGWOOD, FL

THE BGW DESIGN CHARRETTE


Our design process begins with a unique spin on an age-old architectural exercise called a "charrette." This highly collaborative effort takes place over a 3 day period at the ministry site, allowing design solutions to evolve quickly with real-time adaptations by the architect, based on feedback of key ministry leaders and the local BGW Builder. The visual tools that are created, including floor plans, site plans, elevations and exterior renderings, will help you cast your vision in a powerful way.


BGW Architects can also take your preliminary design to the next level with 3D animation and "fly-through" videos that can help you generate excitement as you launch your fundraising campaign.

BGW came into our building project at a time when it was in great trouble and they 

rescued us. They were also able to see our great hope in building something that had

extraordinary beauty that we had dreamed God would give us, and keep us under budget.

Pastor Vernon Rainwater

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED - LONGWOOD, FL

BGW came into our building project at a time when it was in great trouble and they

rescued us. They were also able to see our great hope in building something that had extraordinary beauty that we had dreamed God would give us, and keep us under budget.

Pastor Vernon Rainwater

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED - LONGWOOD, FL

"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 this “embedded” identity. From the earliest stages of design, 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. This includes the idea of merging financially sustainable, for-profit business within church facilities, which has become a hallmark of BGW projects.

BGW came into our building project at a time when it was in great trouble and they 

rescued us. They were also able to see our great hope in building something that had

extraordinary beauty that we had dreamed God would give us, and keep us under budget.

Pastor Vernon Rainwater

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED - LONGWOOD, FL

BGW came into our building project at a time when it was in great trouble and they

rescued us. They were also able to see our great hope in building something that had extraordinary beauty that we had dreamed God would give us, and keep us under budget.

Pastor Vernon Rainwater

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED - LONGWOOD, FL

INTERIOR DESIGN REFRESH


Are you looking to give your sanctuary, lobby or some other ministry space a makeover? In addition to the interior design services we provide on every new construction and remodel project, our in-house interior designer also offers remote and affordable services to ministries to help refresh the appearance of an outdated space. 


Our interior designer has exclusive access to manufacturer-direct pricing through Cornerstone Supply on a wide range of products, including flooring, seating, acoustical panels, doors & hardware, trim, window treatments and more. Utilizing photos and videos of your existing spaces, we will provide comprehensive recommendations and a conceptual layout complete with product finish schedules, including manufacturer styles, colors and unit cost information.

BGW came into our building project at a time when it was in great trouble and they 

rescued us. They were also able to see our great hope in building something that had

extraordinary beauty that we had dreamed God would give us, and keep us under budget.

Pastor Vernon Rainwater

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED - LONGWOOD, FL

BGW came into our building project at a time when it was in great trouble and they

rescued us. They were also able to see our great hope in building something that had extraordinary beauty that we had dreamed God would give us, and keep us under budget.

Pastor Vernon Rainwater

NORTHLAND, A CHURCH DISTRIBUTED - LONGWOOD, FL

Ready to cast your vision for the future?