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?
Senior Associate | Administration Manager | PHR
The present is a gift often overlooked.
Gill joined WBA almost a decade ago, starting with accounting and later taking on human resources, benefits, and physical plant. A Gill-of-all-trades, she keeps us functioning at the highest standard, allowing us to focus on our clients by supporting our staff’s needs with style and grace. It is clear why she was made an Associate, she is the foundation upon which we flourish. Gill provides a “calming voice of reason,” often presenting the balanced alternative point of view that helps us see the issues, challenges, and solutions from another angle. Time with her family as well as time at the gym taking classes (such as spinning, tabata, and weights) helps her achieve this balance.
Receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University Extension School taught Gill, among other things, how to balance multiple schedules and deadlines, something very useful around our office. It also showed her the path to wonderful literature, a pastime still very much enjoyed. Though on the recommendation of a friend, she’ll read just about anything, literature or pulp.
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.
Peter Cameron, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Associate | Architect
You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. - Dr. Seuss
After taking a brief hiatus (to re-evaluate life with little ones), Pete has rejoined the Wilson Butler team quickly integrating himself as both a creative and technical leader. Pete thrives in a collaborative environment and takes pride in our projects at all phases of design. Drawing on more than 20 years of experience producing highly coordinated documents and with extensive experience in construction administration, Pete brings a well-rounded approach and fresh perspective to anything he touches.
After graduating from Roger Williams University in 1996, Pete has accumulated a variety of experience in numerous building sectors both here in New England and in California where here spent many years honing his skills. Pete is a registered architect in Massachusetts and a member of the American Institute of Architects and Boston Society of Architects. He currently lives in Danvers with his wife and two young boys. When he finds “time”, Pete enjoys spending time with family and friends, hiking, traveling, and exploring the many nooks and crannies of the New England coast and beyond.
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.