With nearly 600 ministry-based facility designs throughout the United States, BGW’s church architecture focuses on your ministry vision, culture and local environment. Each project is founded on a cost-effective design with BGW church architects and church designers that understand the interaction of function, aesthetics, costs, phasing options and ministry every step of the way.
Frank Lloyd Wright once said, “I always challenge clients to use unnatural predatory reserves of capital.” Unfortunately this approach is often a detriment of the client, who bears the burden for high-cost architecture.
In contrast to this worldly approach, Building God's Way (BGW) church architects treat each church design as an opportunity to use our talents to honor God through the building – not to build monuments to ourselves.
We rely on the “free” elements of church architecture: mass, form, color, texture, proportion and natural light to bring beauty to each project. We measure architectural excellence in three ways. A church facility must be:
• architecturally relevant
• produce long-term savings
BGW believes in economical design, but not at the expense of aesthetics or function. Church design requires specific expertise that continues to evolve. Compared to many local architects,we bring a vast level of experience; 98% of our work over the past 14 years has been with Christian ministry organizations. Design is a an interactive process with the owner, church builder and church architect that is based on your God-given ministry vision.
Our architectural team's dedicated focus on worship design has given us a tremendous reservoir of knowledge for the design of your new facility. From the flexibility needed for your growing ministry to the strict requirements for your acoustic, theatrical or interior design needs – our architects and designers bring expertise gained from years of ministry experience.
church design expertise
This expertise has been recognized with a number of national awards for outstanding church architecture and innovative church design. Click here to see some of our award-winning designs.
needs analysis worksheet
Click here to download this helpful worksheet to assess your building and design needs.