We are unique people that choose to come together.

As the symphony is composed of talented musicians, delicious food is the artful mixing of ingredients, sums are comprised of their parts, we come together to make great experiences.

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Alastair Battson

Senior Associate I Lead Modeler
I feel like I am part of what makes Wilson Butler what it is today. From personality to conviction.

All firms need someone like Alastair, but we are the lucky ones, as he is one of a kind. He is a “Jack of All Trades,” a wiz with computers that can “Frankenstein” one with the best of them, he is a brilliant photographer, our often called upon “plotter-whisper,” and has an innate knowledge of how everything functions. Even if he doesn’t know how it works, he’ll still “get it sorted.”

However, his actual day job is fundamental to our design process, our success and our ability to communicate with our clients. Alastair is the lead behind all the physical models developed by the firm. Real models help everyone on the team, but especially help our clients understand the physical space and our proposed designs as they evolve. The model creates the tangible 3-D platform for a successful and collaborative design dialogue to occur. We consider Alastair and physical model making as one of the vital cogs in the time tested machine that is WBA. With a degree in Model Design from the University of Hertfordshire, in England, – may we say he is “built,” for this gig?

Chris Dynia, AIA

Senior Associate | Architect
Garbage in – Garbage out.

Attention to detail, setting the bar and establishing standards are important in any profession and are essential in architecture. Chris’ eye for detail and his pride in perfection sets Wilson Butler’s design apart from the rest and cements our reputation among clients, contractors and consultants. Chris has perfected his craft with us, executing drawing packages and managing construction administration.

As a Project Architect, Chris recently oversaw completion of Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas, a ship of firsts that features sky diving at sea and a jewel capsule that extends over the ocean. Chris’ organizational skills come in handy as he also manages our ongoing local work at the Wang and the Strand Theaters. A graduate of the Roger Williams University Architecture program, Chris started with us 1999. After a brief sojourn in Pennsylvania, he is back in the New England fold. Chris is a registered architect in both Massachusetts and Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of Architects and Boston Society for Architects. An avid brew master, his attention to detail and standards helps his hops and barley create the perfect mash. Chris resides in Salem, Massachusetts with his wife and daughter, He likes to work on the slow restoration of their 1880’s house on the weekends, with beer in hand of course.

Chris Giblin

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.

Doreen Dubé

Senior Associate | Financial Manager
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?

Gillian Cable-Murphy

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.

Joshua Stiling, AIA

Senior Associate | Architect
“What is this? A center for ants?!”

Working in a fast-paced profession requires a level of energy to go with the job. Josh brings design sense and a certain focus to the team in order to combat the toughest project schedules. Josh’s ability to clearly communicate ideas and the design process to clients, consultants, and fellow staff members has been vital to some of Wilson Butler Architect’s most complex projects. Josh also has an eye for presentation, and his abilities in technical and graphic programs bring our client’s dreams and visions to reality.

Josh joined the team in 2012 as a graduate from Roger Williams University with a Masters in Architecture. At Wilson Butler, Josh takes time off from big mountain skiing out west in Colorado, Utah, and British Columbia in order to lay the ground work on recent works such as the Auburn University Performing Arts Center, Celebrity Edge, and the Altria Theater. Josh is a registered architect in the state of Massachusetts and Alabama, and a member of the American Institute of Architects and Boston Society of Architects. When ski is life, but the snow isn’t falling, you’ll find Josh out on his motorcycle somewhere in New England, thinking about his next big design idea.

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.

Alison Horwitz, AIA

Associate | Architect
Don't judge every day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. - Robert Louis Stevenson


Ali began her career at Wilson Butler Architects through summer internships while working toward her Masters in Architecture at Northeastern University. She was drawn to WBA by the firm’s focus on arts and entertainment as well as the dedicated modelshop, which is still her favorite spot in the office. With a background in language learning and social justice, Ali is most fascinated by the ability of architecture and design to communicate and connect people within communities and across cultures.

Currently an active member of BosNOMA (the Boston Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects), Ali strives to use her voice to move the firm and the profession toward a more equitable future. She established the firm’s Justice & Equity for Diversity & Inclusion (JEDI) Council to put this goal into action. When not in the office, Ali loves to travel and experience new cultures and foods and put her language skills to the test.


Andrew Kotleski, AIA

Associate | Architect
"It's only when you're flying above it that you realize how incredible the Earth really is." -Philippe Perrin

Frank Giorlando, AIA, LEED AP

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.

David Orndorff, AIA

Associate | Architect
"The harder I work, the luckier I become." - Terry Pratchett

Kelly Chiaradonna, NCIDQ, IIDA

Associate | Interior Design
“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

Kelly joined the Wilson Butler Architects team in 2008. Her background as a professional ballerina and passion for performing and fine arts makes her a perfect fit for WBA as she has a more in-depth understanding of clients’ needs. She uses this understanding to create spaces that serve her clients functionally and provide beautiful backdrops for the arts.

Kelly has strong creative abilities that bring conceptual thinking and inspired solutions to her projects. From the beginnings of an idea through completion of a project, her thoughtful concepts tie all aspects of her projects together fluently. To the delight of Wilson Butler’s clients, Kelly brings a design aesthetic that is modern and refreshing.

In addition, Kelly is very thorough and organized, communicating ideas through extensive research and well-composed presentations. Some of her recent projects include Auburn University Performing Arts Center, Boston University College of Fine Arts, and the award-winning Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Paul Demosthenes, AIA

Associate | Architect
"Hey, there goes Edna with a saxophone!"

Paul Demosthenes brings more than 17 years of design experience with an extensive portfolio of arts, retail, hospitality and academic projects. Paul has been employed at Wilson Butler Architects since December 2010. While employed at another firm, Paul served as senior project architect for the Paramount Center at Emerson College, an arts center that included a 600-seat theater, a black box theater, a screening room, soundstage, rehearsal rooms, dance studios, scene shop, faculty offices, a restaurant, and four floors of student living space.