We believe the best design process is an ongoing, engaged conversation with our clients. So bring your experience, your opinions and your questions. We’ll provide the Crayola markers.

Creating a “setting for an enriched life.” – Wilson Butler Architects

About Us

We design environments that create experiences with an engaging process, an eye for the theatrical, and a compelling vision.  We go by many titles: Theater Architects, Cruise Ship Designers, Performing Arts Center Architects, Historic Renovationists, Academic Designers and Artists.

We enjoy pushing creative boundaries and understand how to create social spaces where people love to be and can’t wait to return to.


Together, we are…

  • Fun. We laugh, daily. More than daily. It’s interspersed among diligent work.
  • Adventurous. Like hiking Mount Everest, walking across the desert, captaining a boat or starting on a road trip with no particular destination in mind.
  • Creative. We have fantastical ideas and are filled with a childlike obsession to create.
  • Tactical. We anticipate challenges, forecast solutions and untangle complications before obstacles become major headaches.  
  • Collaborative. We work in a studio environment where all voices are heard, all ideas are tested and all hands are on deck.

The Client Experience

Together, we…

  • Embolden our clients to think differently.
  • Deepen our relationships with our clients to be an extension of their organization.
  • Believe in a holistic design approach by inviting open and thorough dialogue.
  • Encourage every client, and every consultant, to be as invested in the design as we are.

“They helped us imagine what we could not imagine on our own.”

– Kelley Shanley, President & CEO Broward Center for the Performing Arts

Recent News

  • February 04, 2019

    A Co-op Experience: Sebastian Yan

    Wilson Butler Architects recently welcomed Sebastian Yan to the team for a six month internship working in our model shop. Northeastern’s distinctive educational “Co-op” approach integrates rigorous classroom study with real world experiences to create a powerful way to learn. Coordinators work with students from their first year through their graduation year as a bridge

  • January 31, 2019

    WATCH: Designing for the Future of Performing Arts at Auburn University

    In this video, Scott Wilson, Scott Butler, and Christopher Heacox discuss how the Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center (GPAC) at Auburn University is designed to create an intimate experience between the performers and audience, and how the world-class facility will serve as a new cultural gateway to Auburn University. The influence of a

  • January 30, 2019

    WATCH: Celebrity Flora Launched at Shipyard De Hoop in Holland

    Wilson Butler Architects (WBA) is excited to share with our friends that our smallest ship project Celebrity Flora was launched today (the old fashioned way- which is so cool).  Wilson Butler Architects lead a small team of only 3 designers including Germany’s 3-Deluxe, New York City BGStudio, working with Shipyard De Hoop and Celebrity Cruises to design and craft what may mark the resurgence in