Boston – The Boston Arts Academy (BAA) Foundation honored Scott Wilson, AIA and Scott Butler, AIA, founders of the international arts and entertainment design firm Wilson Butler Architects, during the annual BAA Honors celebration on May 1.
The pair are among seven individuals that were honored during the foundation’s signature annual event to support the BAA, the city’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts.
“Scott Wilson and Scott Butler are known for their creativity and ingenuity in balancing the art and science of architecture to push the boundaries of what is possible,” said BAA Foundation president, Denella Clark. “We are proud to honor them at BAA Honors as we celebrate the countless accomplishments of our honorees, students, alumni and teachers, who, combined, uplift the soul of our community. Their role in designing the new Boston Arts Academy will transform the BAA student experience for generations to come.”
Wilson Butler Architects and the Boston office of Perkins Eastman are designing the new five-story,154,000sf Boston Arts Academy in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood. The new LEED Gold performing arts high school will include Boston’s only teaching and fully accessible 500-seat theatre, a 150-seat black box theater, and a multipurpose recital hall accommodating up to 60 performers and 100 audience members.