The Charrette Preliminary Design
Our BGW design process begins with a unique spin on an age-old architectural exercise called a “charrette”. Unlike typical design methods in which the architect works separately with little “back and forth” input from the owner, 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 or school leaders and the local BGW Builder.
We have found that this kind of collaboration builds unity and momentum quickly.
Ministry leaders who have participated in this process with us find it energizing as they think through how the church will utilize space to the greatest advantage for current and future ministries. Matters that are not entirely clear going into the charrette have a way of becoming clearer as ministry leaders are able to discuss, offer, and hear ideas between all representatives.
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. Learn More