News


Grow With Us

Lately it seems all eyes are on Texas. We’re a bit partial to Austin and San Antonio. A favorite part of our job is directly impacting the communities in which we choose to live by improving the built environment of our own neighborhoods. With dozens of projects completed in these urban cores and dozens more in the works, it’s gratifying to watch our cities grow. Folks have noticed. Currently, we are busy designing urban master plans, mixed used developments, coffee shops, infill urban housing, restaurants, co-working spaces, wineries, hotels, student housing and luxury resort residences. Across Texas, California and Hawaii, we are helping other places grow as well.

With studios in Austin and San Antonio, Clayton & Little Architects is growing.  We are currently accepting applications for architects, designers and interior designers with 3+ years professional experience.


Austin’s Clayton & Little Architects Expands to San Antonio

Austin, San Antonio: Award-winning, Austin-based firm Clayton & Little Architects is announcing its expansion to San Antonio. The organization, known for its adaptive re-use and thoughtful contextual work, already has several high-profile projects under way in the Alamo City.


How to Modify a Classic Midcentury Modern Home

Our very own Emily Little featured in the Statesman, How to modify a classic midcentury modern home. Read about how she helped the Hime family rehabilitate their 1950’s Roland Roessner home.


Looking for Talent in San Antonio

We are currently accepting applications for talented architects, designers and interior designers with three or more years of professional experience who are interested in joining our downtown San Antonio studio.


Eater Awards 2015

We’re excited two of our projects made it on Eater’s 2015 Awards.

Restaurant of the Year went to the Launderette—we worked with a great group, Margaret Vera, Rene Ortiz and the team at the Launderette. Stone Cold Stunner went to Juliet—a collaboration with Mark Word Design, Joel Mozersky Design and the folks at Juliet.


Clayton&Little Have Joined Forces with Urbanist in San Antonio.

Jonathan Card, AIA, the Principal and founder of Urbanist Design in 2008 and a 10 year veteran of Lake|Flato, has joined forces with Paul Clayton, AIA and Emily Little FAIA of Clayton&Little.

Jonathan will helm the San Antonio office of Clayton&Little while also serving as the Director of Design for the firm as a whole. Urbanist Design has been a key part of the resurgence of downtown San Antonio with their work for the Pearl Brewery Master Plan, Main Plaza Renovation, and various mixed-use projects.

Jonathan bolsters Clayton&Little’s established hospitality credentials with his acclaimed work for Cured, Local Coffee, Arcade and others.


A Design-Lover’s Guide to Austin: 6 Must-See New Destinations

We are excited to see two of our projects featured in Vogue’s “Design Lover’s Guide to Austin”, Juliet Ristorante—a collaboration with Mark Word Design and Joel Mozersky Design and the Launderette. Read the article here.


My Best Work

Our very own Paul Clayton and Emily Little were featured in “My Best Work”, The Architecture Issue of Tribeza. Read about why they wanted to become architects, their favorite projects and more, here.


The Importance of Preserving Austin’s Historical Homes

Our very own Emily Little was featured in Austin Way. Read about the art of preserving a home and how careful consideration is needed


Launderette — A Dining Pick

Our project the Launderette earns “dining pick” and glowing review from Tribeza. Check out the article here.


VOX Table opens at Lamar Union

Our newest hospitality project VOX Table is now open. Collaborating on the Interior Design with Joel Mozersky, the VOX Table concept encompasses


Southerleigh Brewhouse is open

We are excited the Southerleigh Brewhouse in San Antonio is now open. Historic equipment re-purposed into decorative and functional pieces,


Mother Neff State Park Grand Re-Opening

Our renovation of the Mother Neff State Park is complete. Read about the park improvements in the Waco Tribune-Herald.


FOUND: A New Women’s Boutique

Our newest project FOUND, a women’s boutique opens in West Austin. This converted 80-year-old bungalow adds color and charm to the busy


Outbuilding of the Week: Travis Heights Arts Studio

The Travis Heights Art Studio is featured on Gardenista.com, sister site to Remodelista. Read more about this unique structure’s combined use as an


Clayton&Little Designed Sienna House is Under Construction

Another master-planned community by Newland Communities is in the works in Northwest Austin: Rancho Sienna. Clayton&Little designed the amenity


Emily Little Leads a Historic Tour of South Congress

Our very own Emily Little is leading a historic tour of South Congress this Thursday as part of the Society of Architectural Historians Annual


Preservation Austin’s Homes Tour “Austin 1964!”

Clayton&Little is excited to be a sponsor of Preservation Austin’s Homes Tour “Austin 1964!” to be held on Saturday, April 5th. Be sure to visit one of the


Houzz Tour: A Home Transformation in Travis Heights

One of Clayton&Little’s recent residential projects, Foster Residence, is featured on Houzz.comwith a more detailed look at the extensive renovations


What’s Old is New Again: Clayton & Little Home Makeover Featured in Austin Home

We are pleased to see the Foster Residence highlighted in the current issue


Josephine House Named Best New Bar of the Year by Garden & Gun Magazine

Our project, Josephine House, has been a local Austin favorite since opening last year, but this little Clarksville cottage recently found its place in the


Clayton&Little-designed C-Boys Rings in the New Year on South Congress

C-Boys Heart & Soul is the newest live music spot on South Congress. Clayton&Little was retained by the owner of the Continental Club, Steve


Teravista Named One of the Country’s Best-Selling Communities

Clayton&Little is proud to have worked with the Teravista community in Round Rock, named the 37th best-selling community in the United States


African American Cultural Heritage District Board Forms

Clayton & Little’s Principal, Emily Little, is a sitting member on the board for the newly formedAfrican American Cultural Heritage District Board. The


And the WINNER is….

Our Firm was named this year’s recipient of the 2013 AIA Firm Achievement Award. This award honors the achievements that exemplify excellence in the


Houzz Tour: A New Layout Opens an Art-Filled Ranch House

Earlier this month we sat down with Houzz’s Contributing Editor, Becky Harris, to discuss one of our unique residential remodels.

From Austin to Santa Fe, New Mexico

Our very own Emily Little served as chair of the AIA Santa Fe Design Awards Jury 2012 and presented the award winners at the AIA Santa Fe Gala at


Oysters, Oysters, Oysters

Your local neighborhood oyster joint, Clark’s Oyster Bar on West 6th, was recently completed by Clayton&Little Architects. A remodel of the former


UT vs. C&L

University of Texas sophomore architecture students took on one of C&L’s most recent hospitality renovation projects and reimagined it with a completely


The Golden Trowel Awards

Every year, mason contractors submit projects on behalf of outstanding architects in the hopes that their joint achievements may be awarded the


Experimental Instrument Collaboration

C&L Project Manager Norma Yancey presented her latest extracurricular project, three custom stringed instruments, to a rapt audience at


Citizen Generation Charitybash Masquerade Ball – Snowflake Centerpiece

Alex Winkelman and EmilyAnne Skinner of Citizen Generation reached out to Clayton&Little Architects to create the centerpiece for their Charitybash


Seaholm Power Plant

We are very excited to be part of the team that will reinvigorate the Seaholm Power Plant and help create the downtown “Seaholm District.” With such


2011 San Antonio Conservation Society Awards Jury

Emily has been asked to serve on the jury for the 2011 SACS Historic Preservation Awards. Fellow jurors are Ben Heimsath, AIA of Austin and


Fresh Eyes in the Office

We would like to welcome the latest addition to the Clayton&Little staff, Mark Olsen! Though a native Texan, Mark joins us from having spent the last four


Mack Dick Group Pavilion

Paul’s childhood stomping ground in Palo Duro Canyon is close to having a new facility to serve park-goers. The new pavilion will serve many sorely needed


Byrne-Reed House Featured in “Old House Journal”

Local writer, Beth Goulart, tells the story of the Byrne-Reed House for national publication Old House Journal. Look for a copy at your favorite local


Jeffrey’s Restaurant and Bar

Jeffrey’s new owner, restauranteur Larry Maguire has tapped Clayton&Little along with Mark Ashby to overhaul the spaces in the treasured Clarksville


Austin Woman Magazine

Emily opens up about her background and recent projects for the “Savvy Woman/You Should Know” column in local magazine Austin Woman’s


Music in Architecture – Architecture in Music Competition Winner

Responding to an international call for entries, Emily Little and C&L project manager Norma Yancey worked with local experimental percussion trio 


ICA&CA John Staub Award

The Byrne-Reed House restoration has won another award, the John Staub award, given by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America


Emily Juries 2011 Excellence in Construction Awards

Emily has been asked to serve as a juror for the ABC Central Texas 2011 EIC awards. It is an honor to be tapped by peers in a complimentary field to help


Today’s Historic Interiors

We have been patiently waiting for the release of E. Ashley Rooney’s latest book, Today’s Historic Interiors. The Hotel St. Cecilia has a nice spread in the


Hotel St. Cecilia in Design Bureau

Our project, St. Cecilia Hotel, and proprietor Liz Lambert are featured in Design Bureau Issue 07, alongside 2 other hotels that toe the line of


Preservation Magazine

Preservation Magazine has a wonderful feature on the Byrne-Reed House restoration and our client, Humanities Texas


2011 AIA Brazos Valley Design Awards Jury

Emily’s fine eye for design has been called on to help determine the finest projects to come out of the Brazos Valley AIA chapter in 2011. She is