Paul Clayton, AIA

Born the son of a mechanic in West Texas, Paul has a quiet manner, keen business sense, and pragmatic approach that builds on his natural talent for architecture and devotion to sculptural form. Educated in both architecture and business, Paul is comfortable designing classical and contemporary, residential and commercial, as well as directing the firm’s construction company.

Paul responds to each project according to its needs, with an ability to realize detailed spaces that are inspirational, authentic, and always cognizant of the people and places involved. His ability to create symbiosis between client, staff, contractor, and design allows Clayton & Little to expand the scope of their work while reinforcing the firm’s legacy of thoughtful, responsive architecture.

Emily Little, FAIA

Emily infuses her designs with the lives and circumstances that surround each project, intertwining them with design and function. A cultural anthropologist at heart, she has built her career on making good design accessible and attainable, often by finding the small gestures that largely improve the quality of a space.

Twice named Austin’s Best Architect by the Austin Chronicle, Emily is an expert in historic preservation whose work has indelibly colored the fabric of her native Austin. In addition to consistently mindful new construction, her portfolio includes residential additions, historic renovations, and commercial adaptive re-use projects that demonstrate her ability to coax dynamic new spaces from worn and tired ones, reframing their honest humanity in a new context.


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