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Before & After: We’re Taking Notes on This Expertly Rehabbed Midcentury in Austin

Clayton & Little Architects’ sensitive treatment of a treasured Roland G. Roessner-designed home is a model for midcentury preservation. With their three daughters out of the nest, Tracey and David Hime were ready to downsize from their 4,800-square-foot residence to a smaller home closer to central Austin—but then they fell in love with a Roland…


A Vineyard Barn by Clayton & Little

Here we have a beautiful, if undecorated, shed. It’s a barn situated on a vineyard located between Santa Barbara and San Francisco, one that belongs to Justin Smith, owner and winemaker for Saxum Vineyard.

Architects + Artisans

Saxum Vineyards Equipment Barn in The New Architecture of Wine Book

Celebrate the sophisticated blend of agriculture and style that defines California wine country. With well-told stories and stunning photography, author Heather Hebert features the architecture of 25 California wineries in her alluring new book, The New Architecture of Wine. We are thrilled to share that our project Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn is featured in Heather Hebert’s…


Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn by Clayton & Little

Located in the Templeton Gap area of West Paso Robles, California this simple agricultural storage structure rests at the toes of the 50 acre James Berry Vineyard and the adjacent winery sitting just over 800 feet away. Sitting sentry as the foremost structure present upon entering the vineyard lined property, the barn and its renewable…


Away We Go, Where to Head for the Local(ish) Getaway You Need, Want and Deserve

Summer is that time of year when all anyone can talk about is long-awaited travel plans (also camps, and the heat, and margaritas, and Barton Springs). Pretty much every conversation begins with an obligatory, “Where are you off to this summer?” We secretly love this seasonal small talk because we’re obsessed with any type of…


U.S. Building of the Week Saxum Vineyards Equipment Barn

Wineries are often a setting for high-profile architecture, enough that numerous books are devoted to them. This equipment barn for Saxum Vineyards in California’s San Luis Obispo County shows that architectural attention can also be given to the industrial structures that lie beyond the tasting rooms. Clayton & Little Architects answered a few questions about…

World Architects

Clayton & Little builds weathering steel barn at California winery

Texas architecture studio Clayton & Little has built a barn from reclaimed oil field pipes and weathering steel panels, topped with solar panels to provide power to a vineyard in California. The Saxum Vineyard Equipment Barn is on the James Berry Vineyard – part of the Saxum Vineyard group – in Paso Robles, a town in central California known for its…


Dezeen Awards 2019 architecture longlist announced

An art gallery built into a sand dune, a pastel-pink church hall and Europe’s first underwater restaurant are among 267 architecture projects that made the 2019 longlist for Dezeen Awards. We attracted over 4,500 entries from 87 different countries for the second edition of our awards programme, which celebrates the world’s best new architecture, interiors and design.

Dezeen Awards 2019

San Antonio Architecture Firm Clayton & Little Wins AIA’s 2019 National Small Project Award

From a large swath of properties at the Pearl to the retail locations of Local Coffee, Clayton & Little’s fingerprints are all over San Antonio, recognizable by the industrial modern aesthetic that characterizes the firm’s designs. Although the firm has worked on both commercial and residential projects, Clayton & Little expanded into slightly new territory when…

San Antonio Current

AIA announces winners of Small Project Awards 2019

BIG’s tiny cabin in Upstate New York, a prayer room in Arizona and an outdoor toilet with gabion walls are among the 12 winners of this year’s AIA Small Projects Awards. Announced today, the annual American Institute of Architects Small Projects Awards recognises small and low-budget projects completed in the USA over the past year…


Food Critic’s Pick: San Antonio’s Savor Passes Every Test

I have to wonder: Does Uyen Pham ever feel like her life has turned into a culinary version of Groundhog Day? Since January, the tireless 44-year-old chef-instructor has been training graduating students to prep and cook all the dishes at Savor, the brand-new restaurant from the Culinary Institute of America, located in San Antonio’s Pearl district. At…

Texas Monthly

Savor This Classroom In San Antonio, Where Eating is Required

The scene is similar to that of any restaurant’s opening night. Energy is high, dining room is bustling, staff is pumped up yet a little nervous. Through the open kitchen I see cooks in perfectly pressed uniforms getting their stations ready as orders begin pouring in. At the window, a chef reviews tickets and calls…


Skip To The Loo, The Bathroom Designs Make A Case For Lingering

There are those who make restroom breaks as quick as possible, some who demand to travel in a pack and others who find time to answer a few emails in between hand washing and a lipstick refresh. And while in the past, time spent in a restaurant bathroom was certainly nothing to rave about, nowadays these…


The Best Restaurant Architects and Designers in San Antonio

The restaurant scene in San Antonio is on rise, with creative local chefs investing in the city’s revitalizing urban neighborhoods and turning old, historic buildings into exciting new spaces for culinary adventures. As with any large city, San Antonio is also full of upscale and midscale chain restaurants that serve foods from all over the…

San Antonio Architects

Pitchfork Pretty Named #2 Best Restaurant in Austin

Pitchfork Pretty defines its menu as “Hill Country cuisine.” And, with the slightly shifting cultural landscape of some Hill Country towns, that description makes more sense to me with each passing month. Artists and young entrepreneurs are bringing their artisanal take on rustic aesthetic to some of these areas, and that is what executive chef…

Austin American Statesman

Welcome Back to Salado’s Stagecoach Inn

Clark Lyda remembers coming to the Stagecoach Inn as a child, as far back as 1967. On road trips from Austin, his family would pull off Interstate 35 in Salado and follow Main Street to the stately old white wood-frame building that housed the inn’s popular restaurant, where they would join the line to wait…

Texas Monthly

Sneak peek: The incredible homes of the AIA Austin tour

The 14 homes on this year’s tour embody the range of work, styles, and talent available in this city and include designs by such heavy-hitters as Clayton & Little, Dick Clark + Associates, FAB Architecture, Hugh Jefferson Randolph, and Weiss Architecture, just to name a few.

Curbed Austin

San Antonio Conservation Society Honors Excellence at 69th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

The San Antonio Conservation Society recognized Clayton & Little and partnering firm Latitude Architects for their work on the Maverick Building Apartments. The annual event honors local developers, architects, craftsmen and others who have played a significant part in preserving and redeveloping some of San Antonio’s most important historic structures.

San Antonio Business Journal

Ten New and Upcoming Texas Hotels Worth Checking Into

This Texas landmark’s new owners have been updating the 1861 building’s systems and making repairs, and are on track to reopen by May. Nestled among six acres of mature oak trees along Salado Creek, the renovated inn will feature 48 rooms with balconies and patios.

Texas Monthly

AIA San Antonio’s People + Place Awards: The Best in Architectural Design

After evaluating 60 entries from local architecture firms, the San Antonio chapter of the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of the 2017 AIA San Antonio Design Awards at its People + Place Celebration. Clayton & Little received recognition for three projects in San Antonio’s Pearl District: Bottling Department Food Hall, Larder at Emma,…

My San Antonio

Bohemian Luxury

Private clubs are ubiquitous in metropolises like New York, Los Angeles and London. Still, in 2013, when Austinites started hearing whispers about plans for Pershing, an exclusive social club on East 5th Street, some panicked, as though a social club was a White Walker preying on the Austin ethos rather than mankind.


Upscale Hill Country Cuisine at Pitchfork Pretty

“Occupying an architect-designed building … it is a stylishly rustic structure with dark-stained timbers and lofty ceilings. Light floods through plate glass at the entrance and illuminates shelves of jars filled with house-made pickles and preserves, while white paper lanterns seem to float overhead.” Travis Greig, the architect behind the restaurant, joined Clayton & Little…

Texas Monthly

Preservation Austin Announces 2017 Award Recipients

Preservation Austin is thrilled to honor another outstanding slate of projects with our 57th Annual Preservation Merit Awards. Established in 1960, this juried program celebrates the hard work and visionary approaches of those preserving Austin’s unique architectural, cultural, and environmental heritage. Clayton & Little received honors for three projects.

Preservation Austin

The World’s Most Gorgeous Glass Restaurants

A clutch of four distinct areas—from a rooftop terrace to a historic 150-year-old bar which was replanted from Greenwich Village—now connect to create Eberly. The study is the coziest of its quarters and stands right in the center, designed after 19th-century British greenhouses (cue Kew Gardens), accented with hanging ferns and potted greens.

Architectural Digest

More Than Before

The building tells you what it wants to be.” With cues from the existing structure, we helped this once industrial bottling plant turned haunted house become a modern adaptation…

Texas Architect

Historic Austin Estate to become Boutique Hotel

The vision for a boutique hotel at Austin’s historic Commodore Perry Estate is poised to become a reality at last. Local developers told the American-Statesman exclusively that the hotel, planned for the 10-acre gated compound at East 41st and Red River streets in Central Austin, will be a 53-room property due to break ground in…

Austin American Statesman