THE MODEL SHOP

At WBA most projects get modeled! It’s part of our design process, and we believe it to be the best way to understand space.

Showcasing our design direction and creative vision with a hands-on approach.

Seeing is Believing.

In our 20+ years of experience, we have found that there is no substitute for physical representation. A model is an incredibly powerful tool that helps everyone see and understand spaces as well as the relationships between spaces.

Getting Curious.

Models spark conversation, prompt questions, and foster solutions. We encourage our clients to get curious. Move elements around. Explore the space. Build an understanding that can only come from hands-on engagement. These types of interactions open communication for creative direction.

Ever Evolving.

As the projects evolve, so do the models. They are working prototypes. From the initial site and buildings models to details such as furniture layouts and custom carpet alongside wall finishes, different models are created to tell different stories through the design process.

Ultimately, building models in different phases of the design process results in the creation of unique experiences that we and our clients are proud to call our own.

  • 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