THE MODEL SHOP

At WBA most projects get modeled! It’s part of our design process, and we believe it to be the best way to understand space.

Showcasing our design direction and creative vision with a hands-on approach.

Seeing is Believing.

In our 20+ years of experience, we have found that there is no substitute for physical representation. A model is an incredibly powerful tool that helps everyone see and understand spaces as well as the relationships between spaces.

Getting Curious.

Models spark conversation, prompt questions, and foster solutions. We encourage our clients to get curious. Move elements around. Explore the space. Build an understanding that can only come from hands-on engagement. These types of interactions open communication for creative direction.

Ever Evolving.

As the projects evolve, so do the models. They are working prototypes. From the initial site and buildings models to details such as furniture layouts and custom carpet alongside wall finishes, different models are created to tell different stories through the design process.

Ultimately, building models in different phases of the design process results in the creation of unique experiences that we and our clients are proud to call our own.

  • December 30, 2022

    Why we love designing for the Arts & Entertainment.

    As we wrap up a very significant year for our firm – we turned 25 in 2022 – we asked our team about their reasons behind their passion for architecture for the arts and entertainment. Whether it is taking in a painting class, relishing in a great conversation with local artists, or being brought to

  • September 05, 2022

    Launch Event: BSA Cultural Facilities Network, September 15, BSA Space

    As architects, it is our role to design places where communities can feel safe and welcome, where they can find joy, personal enrichment, and an expanded world view. These beliefs drive us to launch the new BSA Cultural Facilities Network*, a forum for practitioners and people interested in cultural spaces and how they shape our environment.

  • August 26, 2022

    Welcome Our New 2022 Co-op, Jane Sun from Northeastern University!

    I am a sophomore architecture student at Northeastern University. I grew up in Shanghai, attended an international school, and then came to Boston for college.