We typically offer 20-30% savings over current market costs. How?
The first step in creating a cost-effective facility plan is an intensive, on-site preliminary design visit (charette) where our design team alternately meets with your leadership team and works on developing the design.
here's how it works…
The BGW team designs in a “charrette” format, implying that we design at the project site, working quickly to come up with solutions for building layouts. We ask that several critical parties be present for each of the sequenced critique sessions. These participants include representatives from the Owner’s group who understand the ministries that will be employed within the facility, a representative from the general contractor and a member of the design team at BGW.
This dynamic process is highly collaborative and allows for amplified creativity and the free flow of ideas from key ministry leaders of the church. It is preceded by inputting existing building conditions into our software.
Projects evolve with direct participation and a back and forth process we find crucial to coming up with plans and ideas that meet ministry needs to the greatest extent possible. This allows us to investigate on the spot options for the sequence of developing any given space.
During this intensive 2-3 day on-site meeting, the vision of the ministry is captured and translated into preliminary site plans, floor plans, seating diagrams, sketches and renderings. Through this process, BGW design teams are able to make rapid progress and actually complete 75-90% of the preliminary design.