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

  • December 05, 2018

    Five Biggest Factors in Designing Theaters at Sea

    Cruise ship evening entertainment has come a long way since the days of lounge shows. Today, cruise lines are working with the choreographers, directors, and composers behind Broadway and elite entertainment organizations for some of the most exciting shows you’ll find on land or sea. With more extravagant shows coming to large cruise liners, architects and designers

  • July 18, 2018

    Wilson Butler Architects Announces Four New Partners

    Wilson Butler Architects is proud to announce four new partners! “It’s very exciting to reflect on the changes taking place after two successful decades of Wilson Butler Architects. We’ve moved to a wonderful new design studio, started dozens of exciting new projects and seen an influx of talented new employees. Now Scott, Tom and I are

  • April 02, 2018

    The dizzying story of Symphony of the Seas, the largest and most ambitious cruise ship ever built

    The dizzying story of Symphony of the Seas, the largest and most ambitious cruise ship ever built By: Oliver Franklin-Wallis Published In: Wired Magazine UK Date: Sunday, April 1, 2018 Symphony of the Seas – which, on its maiden voyage from Barcelona in March 2018 became the largest passenger ship ever built – is about five