Bargeheights Visual Design – how does it work?
- Casual Chat
We’ll listen to your vision, learn the story of your church. We trade pictures, napkin sketches and design inspiration by email, video conference, or a face to face get together. This is an opportunity to get to know Bargeheights, our design style and get jazzed by some cool ideas.
- Scope and Budget
After gathering data about the project, BH will respond with some concept sketches, renderings and style boards to convey a direction for the project’s look and feel. In a separate document, we’ll suggest a graduated series of scopes for the project – the menu, so to speak. We hand you budget recommendations for each category of the recommendations.
- Design Time
With a defined scope and working budget in hand, we begin the design process and dive deep into collaboration with church leaders, project designers and contractors. The BH design team releases drawings in segments to keep information flowing, while the project gets underway. Often, we’ll converse by phone or videoconference to exchange info and clarify understand as work at the project site gets going.
Bargeheights’ role in the installation/integration process is tailored to the needs of church. Some churches use all volunteer labor, guided by Bargeheights’ detailed documentation. Other churches lean on mostly on volunteer labor, and ask us to handle the final details- things like termination, lighting focus, console patch and programming. Some churches prefer leaving all the work of integration to Bargeheights’ experienced team.
- Now What?
A new lighting rig, a new room – how do I make Sunday happen? We help here too! Bargeheights trains church staff and volunteers on equipment operation, and the “whys” of church production, helping answer not “can I?”, but “should I?” Bargeheights also offers an integration support program, to take the burden of routine lighting and visual system maintenance off the shoulders of church leaders.