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.

  • 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

  • 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