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.

  • September 27, 2021

    Wilson Butler Architects Names Four New Principals

    Wilson Butler Architects is pleased to announce the promotion of four senior associates to principals: Alastair Battson; Kelly Chiaradonna, NCIDQ, IIDA; Chris Dynia, AIA; and Joshua Stiling, AIA. “The strength of WBA has been the deep and diverse experience our collaborative teams bring to every client’s project.  The promotion of these four new principals reflects

  • June 02, 2021

    Wilson Butler Architects Celebrates the Retirement of Co-Founder Scott Wilson

    Boston, MA – The staff, clients, and friends of Wilson Butler Architects are celebrating the 45-year career of the firm’s co-founder Scott Wilson as he prepares for his next big project – retirement. Scott Butler, Wilson’s longtime collaborator, friend, and firm co-founder, along with Thomas Hains, Rebecca Durante, Rob Levash, Ben Marcionek, and Paul Vaivoda,

  • June 01, 2021

    A Big Welcome to Jenny Minney, our 2021 Co-op from Northeastern University.

    Please Jenny, tell us a little bit about your background. (where you grew up, hobbies, where you went/go to school…) I am 20 years old and am a third-year undergrad student at Northeastern University pursuing a combined degree in Architecture and Design. I grew up in Marblehead, MA, not far from Boston, and I love to