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. Oh wait, and a model and VR Goggles.

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

About Us

We are an award-winning architecture and interior design studio with offices in Boston and Miami and 23 years of expertise in architecture for the arts and entertainment. Our projects span a wide-range within this specialty area, including civic performing arts centers, new and renovated educational arts facilities, and the design of state-of-the-art entertainment venues.

A team of 27 talented and committed individuals, we design environments that create experiences with an engaging process, an eye for the theatrical, and a compelling vision.  We enjoy pushing creative boundaries and understand how to create social spaces where people love to be and can’t wait to return to.

Feasibility Studies, Programming, Master Planning, Full-Service Architectural Design, Interior Design, Construction Administration.


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.
Multicultural. Our staff is from Colombia, Spain, Vietnam, all united by their passion for design.

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

History and Legacy

We are part of history…

We don’t like to brag often but the roots of our studio reach back to Benjamin Thompson, a founding member of The Architects’ Collaborative (TAC) in Cambridge together with Walter Gropius.
WBA’s founding directors, Scott Wilson and Scott Butler, began careers working for Benjamin Thompson + Associates, a firm that emphasized buildings are about creating a “setting for an enriched way of life.” That approach is still honored today as we design facilities which meet each client’s unique requirements, respond to the individual physical context of each site, and celebrate the joy embodied in the arts.


Recent News

  • May 11, 2021

    Wilson Butler Architects celebrates its 24th Anniversary!

    As we look back on our 24 years of history, we want to celebrate the two driving forces behind the success of our firm and our clients – passion and resiliency. Particularly during the last year! We look forward to the years to come serving and supporting the entertainment industry by bringing passion to our

  • April 22, 2021

    Scott Wilson & Scott Butler honored by the Boston Arts Academy Foundation for a Legacy of Achievement in the Visual Arts.

    The Boston Arts Academy Foundation will honor Scott Wilson, AIA and Scott Butler, AIA during the annual BAA Honors celebration on Saturday, May 1, 2021. The pair is among seven individuals to be honored during the Foundation’s signature annual event to support Boston Arts Academy (BAA), the city’s only public high school for the visual

  • March 02, 2021

    WBA PROMOTIONS: Celebrating three team members.

    We are delighted to announce the promotions of three team members in recognition of their work and importance to the future of Wilson Butler Architects. The promotions are a statement of the value they represent to the firm and reflect our commitment to gender diversity. Please join us in congratulating Kelly Chiaradonna, now a Senior