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 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, elevations, seating diagrams and exterior renderings.
We believe that reducing the cost of construction begins at the earliest stages with a design philosophy that is focused on delivering the highest level of stewardship. BGW Architects treat each design as an opportunity to use their talents to honor God through the building, not to build monuments or enhance a portfolio. By incorporating cost-effective architectural elements on every project, BGW brings savings to your facility from the very first sketch.
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.
"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
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.