What is a charrette?

The Building God’s Way charrette is a planning and design process condensed into a two- to three-day period. This is an advantage to congregations who may struggle to coordinate the schedules of staff and members who need to be involved.

On day one, Building God’s Way architects lead a series of meetings to capture the vision and needs of ministry leaders. The next day, the architects return with a draft of floor plans to discuss. On the third day, a second draft, sometimes including renderings, is presented to a larger group from the congregation. Nearly 75 percent of the design is often completed in these first three days. Just a couple of weeks later, Building God’s Way delivers the final preliminary design package.

Learn more about the charrette design process

Watch Building God’s Way explain the charrette in the short video below, or contact us for examples of the final preliminary design package.