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.

Stewardship Focus


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.

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.

“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
"Wow! Austin Fredrickson’s design has caused quite a stir of excitement in our congregation. It was evident that he listened so carefully to our needs and desires, and did everything he could to create the perfect plan for us. The BGW team truly embodies the heart and mission of God.”
Ian McFarland, Lead Pastor
Cornerstone Community Church - Riverton, WY
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SHARING THE VISION

LEARN FROM THE JOURNEYS OF OTHER MINISTRIES 

Center Pointe Christian Church

Liberty Township, OH

Mountain Life Church 

Park City, UT

Salty Church

Ormond Beach, FL

LifeSpring Community Christian Church

Harrison, OH

Grace Community Church 

Dallas, OR

Arizona Christian University

Glendale, AZ

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.

Interior Design Refresh

Are you looking to give your sanctuary, lobby or some other space a makeover? Our in-house interior designer has exclusive access to manufacturer-direct pricing through Cornerstone Supply. By providing remote services utilizing photos and videos of existing spaces as well as communication through video conferencing, BGW is able to provide an affordable solution for professional interior design services. 

Our services include professional consultation and comprehensive space recommendations on flooring, seating, acoustical panels, doors & hardware, wall tile, trim, window treatments and more. Our interior designer provides a conceptual layout of the space that includes product finish schedules with manufacturer styles, colors, unit cost information and paint color recommendations.

Ready to cast your vision for the future?