Architecture is inhabited sculpture – Constantin Brancusi
Only an artist can appreciate the finery of numbers, and we are lucky to have that most impossible-to-find mix. Doreen came to us in 1999, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Arts and a mind for numbers and detail. Who better to manage the finances of an architectural firm?
As a longtime Boston resident, Doreen knows the ins and outs of our city as well as our beloved local projects. Doreen appreciates what brings zest to and meaning to life – art, food, travel, friends and family. With a signature laugh and a matching quick wit that is hard to emulate, but easy to admire, she is a spark that ignites the office. What other firm can say that about their Financial Manager?
Chris Giblin, AIA
Senior Associate | Architect
"I like to play with architecture! It's my favorite game."
- Jean Nouvel
Chris began at Wilson Butler Architects as an intern in 2007, while he pursued his Master of Architecture at Northeastern University. After graduating in 2010, he joined the team full time. Since then, he has become an integral part of the Wilson Butler family. His strong work ethic has been essential to the completion of many exciting projects including the Perfect Storm waterslides and open decks on Harmony of the Seas, The Huizenga Pavilion at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, and Eden, a revolutionary venue on Celebrity Edge.
Utilizing his extensive Master Planning expertise Chris is always looking at the bigger picture. With this skill, Chris is able to advantageously contribute to Wilson Butler’s already established reputation of designing cohesive spaces that create experiences, and that keep patrons coming back.
When he isn’t working, you can find Chris riding his bike around the city, cooking, and trying new craft beers. He enjoys traveling to new places, both for work and fun, and is a fierce competitor on the WBA bowling team.
Frank Giorlando, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate | Architect
“Felix qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas atque metus omnis et inexorabile fatum subiecit pedibus."
Frank has over 20 years of experience as an architect and designer in the design of a wide variety of projects types including campus, urban, and regional master plans, residential developments, educational environments, commercial facilities, and performing arts centers. Frank utilizes his outstanding leadership and technical skills throughout all phases of project development, from programming and feasibility studies, through construction administration. He has experience leading integrated project teams to fulfill his client’s design goals and excels at developing projects that creatively and effectively integrate complex programs within sensitive contexts and create meaningful places through transformative design.
Frank is a registered architect in the state of Massachusetts and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He received his M.A. Architecture from The Ohio State University and his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Leah Brave Solomon
Associate | Architectural Designer
If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it. Anything you want to, do it. Want to change the world? There's nothing to it
Leah joined the Wilson Butler team in 2016 after graduating from Northeastern University with her Master’s degree. She was drawn to Wilson Butler’s focus on arts and entertainment having minored in theater at Northeastern and being a lifelong theater lover. Her strong work ethic along with her attention to detail has been essential to the realization of projects including Auburn University’s Gogue Performing Arts Center and the Boston Arts Academy. Leah is one of the co-founders of the office’s Justice & Equity for Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Council, the head of the Office Culture and Community Involvement Committee, and the captain of the WBA’s award winning Canstruction Team. In her spare time, she enjoys baking and spending time with friends and family.
Associate | Marketing & Business Development Manager
I love design that goes unnoticed but speaks to you when you give it a chance
Maria Salvatierra joined Wilson Butler in 2019 with more than 15 years of international marketing experience in the arts and architecture. With expertise in fundraising and corporate sponsorships, she was drawn to Wilson Butler Architects’ focus on arts and entertainment together with our commitment to support the capital campaigns of clients. She is part of the core team for our Staging-A-Comeback initiative and supports the Office Culture and Community Involvement Committee and the Justice & Equity for Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Council. Her volunteering work includes being a member of SMPS Outreach Committee and chairing Litro Media, a literary and creative arts platform that champions emerging and established writers in New York-and beyond.
Darian Burch, NCIDQ, IIDA, LEED AP ID+C
Associate | Senior Interior Designer
"You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have." - Maya Angelou
Darian brings her enthusiasm for problem solving, creative eye, and attention to detail to every project. She is passionate about helping clients find the right solution and does not believe in one-size-fits-all. A LEED-certified professional, she is always looking for opportunities to improve sustainability. Her work includes clients from many diverse markets and industries, including higher education, law/finance, nonprofit, multifamily residential, corporate, and hospitality.