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 50 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 Egypt, Colombia, Vietnam, Belarus, 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

  • September 18, 2020

    The Gogue earns a LEED Gold Certification.

    The Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center at Auburn University has earned a  LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. Congratulations to the Gogue, our consultants, contractors, and WBA team. Watch our celebratory video! LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world.

  • July 16, 2020

    Staging a Comeback: Creative solutions for theaters and performing arts centers as they enter their re-opening phase.

    At Wilson Butler Architects, we create experiences through an engaging process with an eye for the theatrical and a compelling vision. We push creative boundaries and design social spaces people want to experience time after time.  Qualities such as these are needed now more than ever as theaters, performing arts centers, and large gathering spots across the world

  • May 08, 2020

    Happy 23rd Anniversary, Wilson Butler Architects!

    On May 5, (Cinco de Mayo), we celebrated the 23rd anniversary of our firm foundation. This video honors 23 years dedicated to creating social and creative spaces where people love to be. Happy Anniversary, WBA team!